Singapore announces latest defense acquisition plans

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SINGAPORE, -- Republic of Singapore Air Force will replace its ageing Super Puma utility helicopters and V-200 Commando armoured vehicles, according to statements made during a 6 March parliamentary debate.

The country will also explore increased use of unmanned systems to alleviate its perennial manpower shortage.

Singapore will replace its ageing Super Puma utility helicopters and V-200 armoured personnel carriers (APCs), and will further explore opportunities to exploit new training and unmanned systems in its operations, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen disclosed during a Committee of Supply (CoS) debate in parliament on 5 March.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) currently operates 18 Airbus Helicopters AS332M Super Puma and 14 AS532 Cougar medium multirole helicopters, which function as the Singapore Armed Force's (SAF's) primary utility platforms and were first delivered in 1985 and 1995 respectively.


The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Eurocopter AS532M1 Cougar / Super Puma Helicopter '276' and Friends Parked During Exercise Wallaby at Rockhampton Airport.


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