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Singapore's navy looks to the future with augmented-reality

5th July 2021 - 22:43 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore

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A Singapore navy crewman is seen here using the Vuzix augmented-reality glasses. (Singapore MINDEF)

Singapore's navy is starting to use augmented reality for naval vessel maintenance, while the delivery of spare parts could occur by unmanned technology in the future.

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) is in the midst of a full-scale rollout of augmented-reality glasses to its naval fleet, enabling crews on deployments to rectify faults with subject matter experts back onshore. 

The development comes as the RSN anticipates more long deployments to major exercises such as Pacific Griffin.

The crew uses the glasses, known as Tele-X, and a mobile phone to conduct live fault rectification, piped via SATCOM. Previously, the RSN relied on SATCOM phone calls and photos that might lead to ambiguity.

The capability is also made possible with the expansion of SATCOM bandwidth in recent

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

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