Preview Pics of JS Izumo

I had the privilege to visit JS Izumo (DDH183) just a day after it arrived, here in Singapore. She will be participating in the IMDEX and International Maritime Review before heading to the Indian Ocean for Ex. Malabar.

Happy RSN 50

Wishing the Republic of Singapore Navy 50th birthday on May 5 2017. They have also released a new MTV for the Navy Song on their Facebook page. In it has some new and unseen footage from the 3rd generation navy worth taking a second look. Navy Song      

Why LIMA Could be Asian RIAT

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world’s largest independent military air show. A gathering of air forces from across the globe, the annual event draws crowd from all places to the sleepy town of Swindon, England. Flying is all day long, and one could book a seat at one of the stands right…

Heron 1 FOC

The Republic of Singapore Air force Heron 1 attained Full Operational Capability on 15 March 2017. A great use of the Singapore Flag that is usually seen on national day, the State Flag gave the hanger a great sense of duty and purpose.

Beginning Of The End

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has decommissioned their first Fearless-class Patrol Vessel, the RSS Independence, marking the start of the RSN’s transition into the next generation littoral fleet. The decommissioning event was held at Tuas Naval Base, at a sunset ceremony on March 8 2017. With the crew lined up in their No.1 uniform,…

Thoughts For the Week

Finally back after a few hectic months, 2017 will be an exciting year, especially in the maritime genre. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) celebrates her Golden Jubilee this year, along with the impending commissioning of the Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessel. One of the first initiative is the renaming of Changi Naval Base to RSS Singapura-…

Getting It All Up

In the domain of air warfare, he (or she) who gets the most fighting planes up in the shortest possible time gets the upper hand. This is especially important for nation with little strategic depth, where every second is the difference of winning or losing an air battle. A key element in this year’s Exercise…