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SAF 2030 calls for upsurge in unmanned tech

7th March 2014 - 09:07 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has unveiled its latest strategic roadmap for the armed forces with particular emphasis placed on unmanned systems, it has emerged.

Published on 6 March by defence minister Dr Ng Eng Hen, the ‘SAF [Singapore Armed Forces] - Protecting Singapore in 2030’ report details the future trajectory of the military and coincides with a parliamentary announcement approving a SGD12.56 billion defence budget for the coming fiscal year.

The charted expansion of unmanned systems includes swarms of gyrocopter micro-UAVs for individual soldiers as well as autonomous UGVs or ‘mules’ to carry heavy equipment and supplies.

In addition,

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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