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Singapore introduces new mortar carrier and weapon locating radar

30th June 2021 - 11:00 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore

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The Belrex 120mm mortar variant and the AN/TPQ-53 weapon locating radar. (Chen Chuanren)

In pursuit of its overarching 'next-gen' modernisation philosophy, the Singapore Army has inducted the AN/TPQ-53 radar and Belrex 120mm SRAM

Singapore has inducted Lockheed Martin’s AN/TPQ-53 weapon locating radar plus a 120mm mortar variant of the Marauder protected combat support vehicle, known locally as the Belrex, as the Singapore Army caps off a 17-year third-generation transformation process.

The process culminated in full operational capability of a combined-arms division (CAD) to muster all army formations to fight as a single unit, and to build on the concept of precision information, fire and manoeuvre.

One of the latest Belrex variants is a mortar version comprising an ST Engineering Super Rapid Advanced Mortar (SRAM) Mk II mounted on the rear in an armoured

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

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