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Singapore sets up USV flotilla, but some projects delayed

30th June 2020 - 23:00 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore

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Due to COVID-19 and supply chain disruptions, a handful of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) programmes are delayed by up to a year. In his annual review, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said Airbus H225M and Boeing CH-47F Chinook deliveries will shift from late 2020 to early 2021.

Airbus told Shephard that its plant was shut from 17-23 March. Although production resumed, it is likely that delays were due to training suspension as a result of travel disruptions.

Meanwhile, the first Type 218SG submarine delivery from Germany is delayed by a year until 2022. Furthermore, construction of the SAFTI City Training ...

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