Rescue 10!

Note: This article was written over a year ago, while appointment and rank might change, their sacred duty remain the same. Background The Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR) is vast. For a country with a landmass of no more than 700 square kilometres, her FIR has a perimeter 5120.48 km, spanning 815,682 square kilometres all…

Ex-Taiwanese Soldier Rants About ROC Army vs SAF

Recently I came across this very interesting and entertaining video by a former Taiwanese army personnel. In the 5minute video, he was comparing his Taiwanese Army/Marine training in Hengchun versus the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Starlight exercise, who share the same real estate as them. You can see the video here For those who do…

Live Firing and Commitment to Defence

When I was in Basic Military Training, my only live munition encounter was at the SAR21 range, shooting from 50m to 100m against a cardboard target. Fire ‘movements’ were limited to blank rounds and some homemade ”Bang! Bang!” sound effects. As a mere foot solider, could not see myself in the systems of systems Singapore…

Too Many Airbases?

  There is no such thing as too many airbases in the realm of air power generation. The recent news of Tengah Airbase being expanded westwards has raised some eyebrows. 800 hectares of land will be returned to the government in return for 108 ha west of Tengah air base. Thus leaving the RSAF with…

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…