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Singapore beefs up special ops and cyber capabilities

3rd July 2019 - 02:27 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is in the process of ramping up its capabilities in cyber-defence and building a new Special Operation Command Centre (SOCC) as it tackles growing transnational threats like cyberwarfare and terrorism.

The Ministry of Defence will open the SOCC at the commando force’s Hendon Camp by the end of 2019, aimed to enable the SAF to better handle multiple and coordinated terror attacks.

The SOCC will have a better C4I system for the Special Operation Task Force to share real-time information with other government agencies and non-military agencies like Interpol.

The SAF has already started training

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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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