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EW Singapore: SAF unveils network-centric capability

11th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has been steadily developing network-centric capabilities as part of its modernisation.

Its Island Air Defence network has become operational following its unveiling in late-2016. A key feature of the system is the combination of radar, command and control, and missile units into a single island-wide network.

This network enables seamless dissemination of information and the air picture. It is said to be the first of its kind to have such air defence units networked at the national level.

Chief defence scientist Quek Gim Pew said, ‘When you are that networked it can be both presented

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Chen Chuanren


Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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