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Singapore to build high-tech urban training facility

1st July 2019 - 04:04 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


On 28 June the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) broke ground for its SAF Training Institute (SAFTI) City, a 88-hectare purpose-built urban warfare training facility.

First announced in 2017 by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, SAFTI City will be built to tackle emerging threats and operating environments that the SAF expects to face. Co-developed by the Defence Science and Technology Agency, Phase 1 involves the construction of 70+ buildings across 70 hectares, some as high as 12 floors.

Phase 1 will be complete by 2023, and Phase 2 will add industrial complexes. The facility will cost S$400 million ($296 million) to

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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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