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  1. https://www.facebook.com/events/714665128574791/ Some promotions worth taking note. No need to wear uniform, just bring along 11B will do.
  2. Bionix incident: SAF captain found guilty of rash act in death of NSF Liu Kai. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/bionix-saf-captain-guilty-nsf-liu-kai-2329776 SINGAPORE: A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) captain has been found guilty of a rash act linked to the death of a full-time national serviceman (NSF) who died after being pinned in a Land Rover by a Bionix vehicle three years ago. Ong Lin Jie, 30, was convicted on Monday (Nov 22) of one charge of doing a rash act not amounting to culpable homicide by failing to keep a safe distance of 30m between the two vehicles. Ong, a regular officer and platoon trainer with the Armour Unit Training Regiment, was taking part in a three-day training exercise near Sungei Gedong Camp in November 2018 with the victim, 22-year-old Liu Kai. BACKGROUND OF THE CASE The training exercise involved the Kaffir Company and Jaguar Company from the 42nd Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment and was meant to train Kaffir Company's operational capabilities. Kaffir Company was tasked to advance towards and secure an objective known as the Murai Urban Training Facility, while the platoon from Jaguar Company acted as the "opposition force" for the exercise, and was to delay Kaffir Company's advance with a series of "delay lines" and simulated firefights. The opposition force consisted of three Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) - BX13A, BX13B and BX13, the vehicle involved in the fatal incident. Ong was a platoon trainer, tasked to oversee the opposition force's manoeuvres and ensure that the force adhered to safety procedures. He was also the vehicle commander of the Land Rover driven by CFC Liu. The Rover was assigned to him so he could move around the exercise area in his role as a platoon trainer. Ong ordered the victim, who was posthumously promoted to Corporal First Class (CFC), to overtake BX13 without first establishing communications with the Bionix and when it was unsafe to do so. As a result, the Bionix - an armoured tracked vehicle armed with either a cannon or an automatic grenade launcher and heavy machine gun - reversed into the Land Rover, mounting the driver's side and pinning CFC Liu in his seat. The prosecution had argued that Ong had rashly ordered CFC Liu to overtake the Bionix, "despite having every reason to believe that it was dangerous to do so in the circumstances". "His rash act placed the Land Rover in an unsafe proximity to BX13, which was the substantial cause of the collision, and ultimately, Liu Kai's death," they said. ONG'S DEFENCE In his defence, Ong had given two reasons for ordering CFC Liu to overtake the Bionix with his Land Rover. First, he did not want to be in the way of a "fire fight", as he assessed that the Kaffir Company Forces were still in the north, and there was a "high possibility" that they might come through and engage BX13 from its rear. Second, he assessed that the platoon commander of Jaguar Company had spotted BX13B to be at the junction ahead, based on radio communication. He blamed BX13 for CFC Liu's death, alleging that it changed course while reversing, which brought it into the path of the Land Rover. Ong had been questioned over a period of more than five months from the day of the incident. In her judgment on Monday, District Judge Jasvender Kaur said she did not hold the contents of his first two statements against him, as they were recorded on the same day of the "traumatic incident". However, in his third statement on Nov 5, 2018, Ong said he had "revisited" events and wanted to make additions to his statement to be "very clear" and assist investigations. He gave details relating to the collision, but did not disclose that he ordered an overtake of the Bionix. THE JUDGE ON ONG'S "SELECTIVE AMNESIA" When confronted with investigation findings that he had ordered the overtaking of BX13, Ong initially said he could not recall and was "in shock and in trauma", with a gap in his memory. The judge said Ong's evidence that he was "surprised" that he gave the command to overtake squarely contradicts an assertion he made that he had assessed it to be safe before he gave the command. "With respect to his claim of the 'gap' in his memory, (a statement Ong gave) provided details of the events which preceded and followed the overtaking," said Judge Kaur. "He coincidentally lost recollection only of the overtaking. This is inherently implausible and I find his selective amnesia was deliberate." During the investigation process, Ong had asked to listen to footage when asked to explain the reason for ordering CFC Liu to bypass the Bionix. However, after viewing the footage "for quite a while", he concluded that he could not recall why he ordered the overtaking, saying that he could not make out some of the words spoken in the footage. The judge concluded that Ong again had "selective amnesia" and was unable to explain how he had "properly considered" the situation before directing the overtaking. She found that the collision was "the natural consequence of the lack of safe distance for the Bionix to execute its extrication manoeuvre which was caused by the Land Rover's failure to adhere to the 30m safety distance" and its failure to communicate its intention to overtake when it was unsafe to do so. "The duty of ensuring the safety distance and to communicate was the responsibility of the accused," said Judge Kaur. She did not find that the actions of the corporal who reversed BX13 had eclipsed Ong's wrongdoing, or broke the chain of causation. Instead, she ruled that it was Ong's actions which were the substantial cause of CFC Liu's demise. Ong, who has been suspended, will return to court for mitigation and sentencing in December. For a rash act not amounting to culpable homicide, he can be jailed for up to five years, fined, or both. Others have been hauled to court over the incident, with three men fined in December 2019 for breaching the Official Secrets Act over leaked photos of the accident. =================================================== SAF officer found guilty of causing CFC Liu Kai's death in Bionix accident. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/saf-officer-found-guilty-causing-cfc-liu-kai-death-bionix-accident-025544522.html
  3. this Hunter made debut liao.. just tot this might interest military fans https://www.snafu-solomon.com/2019/08/singapores-hunter-ifv-frontal-armor.html
  4. Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) full-time national serviceman sustained a cervical spine injury during a unilateral parachute training in Taiwan. Underwent surgery and is in a stable condition In a statement by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), PTE Joshua Quek Shou Jie, 21, was evacuated to the nearest tertiary hospital, where he underwent surgery on Thursday (Dec. 19) morning. MINDEF stated that the surgery had no complications and his condition is currently stable. Quek is currently being monitored in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and further treatment to stabilise the cervical spine injury is planned. An orthopaedic specialist from Singapore has been flown in to help coordinate medical care. Quek’s family was also flown in to visit him at the hospital. Both parents have spoken with Quek, who is conscious and lucid. The family has asked that their privacy be respected while Quek undergoes further treatment for his recovery. Both MINDEF and SAF will continue to render full support and assistance to the family. The SAF is investigating the incident, and has suspended this training, pending the outcome of investigations.
  5. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/saf-running-pt-shoe-new-balance-asics-2570786 those ROD before 1995 can’t enjoy these improvements of PT kits 😜😜😜
  6. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/saf-looking-to-replace-ageing-utility-vehicles-in-100m-deal?&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=addtoany&fbclid=IwAR0XTaksJlpvsF3OfYnmz_5Zp83aWUN3UxgCGnqxSxujT39WDPyUK1pH3hs Lai lai, let's help SAF choose their new vehicles.. Personally, I'll get a Toyota, but not the Hilux.. The Landcruiser or Prado.. But I can understand why SAF likes the Hilux... I mean, if the terrorists like it, it must be good https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2015-10-09/terrorists-love-of-toyotas-is-no-mystery https://abcnews.go.com/International/us-officials-isis-toyota-trucks/story?id=34266539
  7. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/saf-review-pes-system-deployed-more-roles-servicemen-14305586 SAF to review PES medical classification system, paving the way for servicemen to be deployed in more roles SAF national servicemen maintenance work Full-time national servicemen carrying out maintenance work on Bionix parts. (Photo: Jeremy Long) By Aqil Haziq Mahmud 01 Mar 2021 01:33PM (Updated: 01 Mar 2021 01:40PM) Bookmark SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will review the use of the medical classification system and physical employment standards (PES) system so it can better deploy servicemen in more roles according to their abilities. Currently, servicemen are assigned a PES status based on their medical condition and this is one factor in determining their vocation during National Service (NS). For instance, servicemen with the highest status of PES A and B1 are suitable for combat vocations, while those with PES B2, B3 and B4 are suitable for some combat vocations and all combat support vocations. “The review will focus on the operational effectiveness of each individual, instead of the binary classification of whether one is combat-fit or non-combat-fit,” the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said in a factsheet on Monday (Mar 1). “Medical exclusions that used to limit deployments may no longer be relevant in today’s operating context or with the use of technology.” Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Monday that this "old system is outdated and retrogressive" for many roles in the next generation of the SAF. "Moving forward, the SAF will use an updated and refreshed medical classification system, which together with its PES system, will better match vocations and deployment of national servicemen," he added in his ministry's Committee of Supply speech. "The new system will also take into account their civilian jobs and skillsets." READ: As SAF vocations go high-tech, over 600 servicemen get deployed in previously ineligible roles With that in mind, MINDEF said the SAF will explore the use of functional assessments to determine servicemen’s deployability in specific vocations, such as for the selection of transport operators - a combat service support vocation. “The assessment replicates the physical demands required for daily operations, enabling the SAF to better match servicemen’s functional abilities to the role’s actual demands,” MINDEF said. If the trial is successful, Senior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How said on Monday it could be extended to other vocations like tank operators. The review comes amid falling national birth rates and a shrinking pool of national servicemen, with the SAF announcing as early as 2017 that it was reviewing vocation deployment criteria to tackle manpower challenges. In 2018, then-Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung revealed that the SAF had deployed more than 600 servicemen in vocations they were previously ineligible for, in areas like maintenance where the role of an automotive technician has evolved with technology. “The SAF is leveraging technology and redesigning jobs to be able to deploy servicemen of varying physical abilities in a wider range of operational roles,” MINDEF said on Monday. “This would enable a greater pool of national servicemen to be able to contribute in roles that they would not have been eligible for previously, maximising their contributions in NS without compromising operational effectiveness or safety.” PREP4NS TO BE EXTENDED TO MORE GYMS MINDEF also said on Monday that it is working with Sport Singapore to extend the Pre-Enlistees Exercise Programme for National Service (PREP4NS) to 24 ActiveSG gyms around Singapore, making it more convenient for pre-enlistees to improve their fitness. READ: NS pre-enlistees to get free SAFRA gym membership in November trial PREP4NS, which was launched in 2019 as a trial by MINDEF and SAFRA, provides eligible pre-enlistees with a complimentary one-year SAFRA Energy One gym membership. It aims to encourage pre-enlistees to improve their fitness ahead of their individual physical proficiency test (IPPT) and the physical demands of NS. About 5,000 pre-enlistees have been granted the PREP4NS membership since the launch of the trial, with more than 80 per cent having visited SAFRA gyms since mid-June last year, when Singapore moved into Phase 2 of reopening. “Almost all pre-enlistees who had provided feedback found the initiative useful in helping them meet their IPPT goals. Many also reported improvements in their IPPT scores,” MINDEF said. “It was observed that 33 per cent more pre-enlistees attained a gold after receiving their PREP4NS membership.” Registration for the ActiveSG gym membership will be announced later this year. EXPERTISE DEPLOYMENT OF NSMEN Moving on to operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen), MINDEF said that it would increase the areas that NSmen with specialised civilian expertise can be deployed to. MINDEF will also set up a dedicated deployment centre within the SAF to oversee the expansion of this expertise deployment. READ: Improving NS experience: New NS Hub brings together pre-enlistment medical, IPPT, e-Mart It had announced in 2019 that NSmen with specialised civilian expertise can be deployed to new roles that require such skills under the Expertise Conversion Scheme. Previously, NSmen had to complete the full 10-year training cycle before converting to a role that allows them to use their civilian expertise. “MINDEF/SAF will continue to build on this scheme and systematically expand opportunities to deploy NSmen with relevant civilian expertise,” it said on Monday. “This will serve to maximise the contributions of NSmen and support the SAF’s operational requirements.” (Infographic: MINDEF) MINDEF also announced that it is making it easier for eligible NSmen to attend the Health Screening Programme (HSP), which ensures they are healthy enough to safely participate in strenuous activities during in-camp training. The HSP is for NSmen aged 35 and above who are IPPT-eligible, and previously had to be completed over two visits to a medical centre in camp. Since October 2020, MINDEF said it has streamlined the HSP such that most NSmen can complete it in a single session instead of two. It will also set up a HSP centre in the Military Medicine Institute at Kent Ridge by mid-2021 to provide NSmen with an alternate and more central location. “NSmen can also expect shorter booking and waiting times for their HSP appointments,” it said. Moving forward, MINDEF said the SAF is exploring additional ways to provide NSmen with more convenience and flexibility for NS fitness activities, to motivate them to keep an active lifestyle and ensure that they remain operationally ready. “More details on these initiatives will be announced in due course,” it added. Source: CNA/hz(ta)
  8. The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced a new training programme for Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) operationally-ready national servicemen (NSmen) who cannot pass their individual physical proficiency test (IPPT). The new programme is called NS Fitness Improvement Training (FIT). Launching in April 2021 NS FIT will launch in April 2021 and replace the IPPT preparatory training (IPT) and remedial training (RT) programmes. Instead of attending IPT or RT, NSmen will now need to either pass IPPT, or complete the 10-session NS FIT programme (inclusive of one IPPT attempt). According to MINDEF, NS FIT is introduced in collaboration with the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Sport Singapore (SportSG). It will allow NSMen to incorporate fitness and regular exercise into their lifestyles, and also streamline the criteria for NSmen to complete their annual fitness requirements. NSmen will be able to register for NS FIT sessions through the NS portal from March 25 onwards, said MINDEF. Conducted at 42 sites NS FIT will be conducted at 42 sites. Beyond that, it will be conducted at three ActiveSG gyms in the future, said MINDEF. With more locations around Singapore, MINDEF explained that NS FIT will offer more convenience and flexibility for NSmen to stay active. 10 sessions lasting 65 to 75 minutes each NS FIT will comprise 10 sessions, including one IPPT session. Each session will last approximately 65 to 75 minutes. Here are the different programmes under NS FIT: The high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a new training that will be conducted at 29 locations. The HIIT sessions are a form of metabolic circuit training that features short bursts of high-intensity exercises that build strength, endurance and aerobic fitness over time, said MINDEF. Home Team to adopt NSMen from June 2021 According to MINDEF, the Home Team will adopt NS Fit for its NSmen from June 2021. Home Team NSmen can look forward to using FIT training facilities at Home Team premises, HomeTeamNS Clubhouses and ActiveSG Gyms.
  9. While it look like a small improvement, a lot of effort were put into the development of this new vest, which definitely will have a big impact on the soldier's performance. Just a question: How could the solider adopt prone position with the pouch directly in front of his chest? SAF NSFs get new load bearing vest that improves heat dissipation, gives better support SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has rolled out a new load bearing system (LBS) that is better at distributing weight and dissipating heat, allowing soldiers to last longer and fight more effectively on the battlefield. “The CESP applied human factors engineering during the evaluation of the LBS to identify areas to improve the mobility of soldiers and reduce stress points induced by equipment to maximise our soldiers’ combat effectiveness,” the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said in a news release on Wednesday (Dec 2). According to MINDEF, the LBS’ strong yet lightweight material improves heat dissipation by 30 per cent. It is also more adjustable than the current integrated load bearing vest (iLBV), meaning it is more comfortable for soldiers with different body sizes. The LBS comprises two main parts: A belt and a standard or enhanced vest. The belt, which carries some of the pouches on the LBS, focuses the load on the hips and leg muscles. These pouches carry soldier equipment like ammunition, grenades, torchlights and water bottles. In contrast, the one-piece iLBV does not have a belt and carries all of its pouches on the vest. This puts the load on the shoulders. The enhanced vest comes with a detachable body armour carrier that can be inserted with a metal plate for more ballistic protection. The carrier can be removed depending on the mission and for better heat dissipation. Soldiers will be equipped with different components of the LBS depending on their training requirements and mission profiles. For instance, commanders can attach a larger pouch near the top of their vests for communications equipment. A stripped down and mission-specific LBS, paired with a cooler hybrid uniform, will increase heat dissipation and improve combat effectiveness, LTC Ho said. “The multi-component system actually helps to distribute the load across different muscle groups of the body and hence increases the soldier’s sustainability out in the field,” he added. MINDEF said the LBS’ belt component can be customised to size and worn on the hips, thus reducing strain on the shoulders. “Both the standard and enhanced vests come in different sizes and feature multiple adjustable points for soldiers to ensure the vest fits snugly, allowing them to perform their combat tasks more effectively and over longer durations,” it stated. The adjustable points include a belly band that focuses the load on the core muscles, and a yoke system near the neck that ensures weight is distributed evenly across the shoulders. The LBS also features buckle fasteners, as opposed to a velcro system in the iLBV. Despite the multiple components and different systems, LTC Ho said soldiers can put on the LBS in a “similar” amount of time.
  10. I usually watch this guy eat super expired stuff... didn't know bout the water in biscuit haha
  11. 'Grab' concept for SAF transport overhaul source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/grab-concept-for-saf-transport-overhaul 7 Transport tune-up for SAF Tender for new system aims to optimise resources, improve efficiency The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is seeking to overhaul its transport services, including having a portal for soldiers to make last-minute requests for vehicles. This new system is meant to change the way transport services are provided to military units, such as how requests for drivers, vehicles or fuel are made. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is seeking to overhaul its transport services, including having a portal for soldiers to make last-minute requests for vehicles – similar to a concept employed by private-hire operators like Grab. This new system is meant to change the way transport services are provided to military units from the army, navy or air force, such as how requests for drivers, vehicles or fuel are made. The aim is to optimise SAF’s transport resources and improve the efficiency of operations, by better matching demand to supply. According to tender documents seen by The Straits Times, the new system is also expected to use data analytics to optimise the allocation of resources, based on factors such as the availability of vehicles and drivers, location, distances, and traffic conditions. Called the Next Generation Transport System, it is expected to be deployed 17 months from when the project kicks off, which is within two weeks after the contract has been signed. A tender for the system was published on Dec 5 last year on government procurement portal GeBIZ. The core requirements include the supply and delivery of the system, as well as maintenance support services for five years. The tender documents also set out standards expected for performance tests, cyber-security measures and the need for support services when incidents occur. The tender closed last month. The Ministry of Defence told ST that the army is currently evaluating bids for the tender. “The army seeks to leverage technology to automate and improve the matching of transport demands and resources in a Next Generation Transport System platform,” it said. As of yesterday, the tender has not been awarded. According to the documents, the new transport system should include a one-stop indent portal for transport users and providers to make and respond to requests in the SAF, which uses a “data-driven approach that leverages data analytics for continuous optimisations”. The system should be able to assign the required resources, such as operators and vehicles, which are available and best able to do the job based on the indent request. Selected users can still do a manual override to allocate manually, although “mandatory justifications” have to be entered. In addition, the ordering of military vehicles in advance should be based on a credit-allocation system, where units can submit a request only if they have sufficient credits. The documents state the system should have a tiered charging system, such as a higher credit deduction for last-minute orders. It should also have surge or peakperiod charging, as well as penalty charges for late cancellations or if complaints are made. For last-minute tasks, there will be a pool of military vehicles with assigned operators on stand-by, which is similar to Grab’s concept, it added. The system should also be able to track data including fulfilment rate, mileage, accidents and anomaly reports such as when a vehicle uses 20 per cent more fuel than is expected. It should also track details about drivers and build a driving profile based on information such as driving behaviour, past performance and accident records. “Combining the optimisation tool and the driver profile, (the system) can match the transport operator to the tasking commensurate with his skill level.” Tender documents state that the system should also include a userfriendly mobile app that allows a driver to access his own profile and get notifications of new tasks, and has a route-planning feature. LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY The army seeks to leverage technology to automate and improve the matching of transport demands and resources in a Next Generation Transport System platform. THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, to The Straits Times. It said the army is currently evaluating bids for the tender.
  12. Staff69

    A few good men

  13. Do you guys remember the cloth covers for the SAF ID tags we used during our army days? What's the proper name and where can I buy them besides at the army market? It has been a long time for me so I don't remember... Do they make any large enough for house keys?
  14. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-saf-hunter-armoured-fighting-vehicle-commissioned-as-armour-formation-turns-50 As a tankee myself, I’m proud to see another upgrade in our Armour formation. Once Armour Always Armour! SINGAPORE - The Singapore Army has unveiled its latest armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), which boasts greater firepower, survivability and mobility. Hailed as a centrepiece of the next-generation army, the vehicle - called the Hunter to represent the predatory spirit to sense, track, and pursue its prey - was commissioned at the Armour formation's 50th anniversary parade on Tuesday (June 11). Locally designed and developed by the Defence Science and Technology Agency with the Singapore Army and ST Engineering, the Hunter will progressively replace the army's fleet of Ultra M113 armoured fighting vehicles, which have been in service since the 1970s. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, who commissioned the Hunter at Sungei Gedong Camp, said that like the first-generation AMX-13 tank from 50 years ago, the new AFV will also make its debut appearance at this year's National Day Parade at the Padang. He said: "Just as the Pioneer Generation, many of whom are here today, previous commanders and men of the armour formation, did half a century ago, and across the 50 years that the Armour has developed, I hope that Singaporeans will draw strength from the SAF's Armour Formation, united as one people, to defend our home together. "This is a fitting tribute to commemorate our Bicentennial with the SAF giving strength to the nation, with Armour at its core." Chief Armour Officer, Brigadier-General Yew Chee Leung, 42, said the Hunter is the army's first fully-digitalised vehicle, incorporating smart digital technologies catered to modern-day soldiers. A digital steering system, called drive-by-wire, allows the vehicle commander to take over the driving function if needed. Its weapons can be controlled via a touchscreen interface. The interior of the Hunter Armoured Fighting Vehicle "So the way we drive and the way we fight have been fully digitalised. That's what we mean when we say it is a fully-digitalised platform," said BG Yew. The Hunter is armed with a 30mm cannon, a 7.62mm machine gun, eight 76mm smoke grenade launchers, and two anti-tank guided missiles - the first time the missiles have been integrated into an armoured fighting vehicle. Conceptualisation of the vehicle began in 2006. It is operated by a crew of three, namely the vehicle commander, gunner and the driver, in an integrated combat cockpit within the vehicle. The Hunter is the army's first armoured fighting vehicle to have such a cockpit, which allows the commander and gunner to operate a common set of controls, and the closed hatch design minimises the crew's exposure to threats, especially in urban environments. BG Yew said that the formation will train a core group of regulars and instructors this year, before starting training for full-time national servicemen and rolling out the vehicle for the 42nd Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment next year. The Hunter Armoured Fighting Vehicle on the move at Sungei Gedong Camp "Not only do we see an enhanced capability and lethality in the Hunter AFV, we see enhancements to our operations and maintenance. Especially so when the vehicle is able to actively track and monitor its own status," said Major Brandon Lim, 33, a weapon staff officer involved in the Hunter programme. Algorithms can be used for predictive maintenance, increasing the efficiency of vehicle maintenance and management. The Hunter crew can mobilise unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to gather reconnaissance and surveillance information remotely, with obvious advantages for stealth manoeuvres and its own protection. The first locally developed armoured fighting vehicle, the Bionix, was rolled out in 1999. The event on Tuesday also marked 50 years since the Armour formation's first appearance at a National Day Parade in 1969, when 18 French-made AMX-13 tanks rolled down the Padang. Quoting founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's memoirs, Dr Ng said the roll-past of the AMX-13 tanks and V200 armoured vehicles had a "dramatic effect" on people in Malaysia, and the tanks' debut had given confidence to Singaporeans, as it marked a step up in the SAF's defence capabilities. Other senior military officers at the parade included Chief of Defence Force Melvyn Ong and Chief of Army Goh Si Hou. DSTA chief executive Tan Peng Yam, as well as the first batch of armour pioneers and early batches of national servicemen from the formation, were also present.
  15. 傳真社引述消息指,12架裝甲車在一艘由高雄駛往新加坡途經香港的貨櫃船上,抵達香港貨櫃碼頭時,本不打算卸貨作轉運或出口,但海關收到線報,調查時發現,暫未有資料顯示該批裝甲車屬於哪個國家出口、貨主的身分和報關內容、及該些軍用物品的目的地為何處 Fowarder never declare properly? Need approval from HK even if the cargo is just passing through its ports, right? http://m.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20161124/s00001/1479963036278
  16. SINGAPORE - The authorities are searching for a full-time national serviceman (NSF) who fled from the police on Sunday morning (Jan 20) while bleeding from his left thigh. The police told The Straits Times that at around 6.10am, their officers conducted checks on two men at Block 365 Woodlands Avenue 1. TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/wounded-nsf-wanted-by-saf-flees-from-police-at-woodlands Wow what happened? Seems serious!
  17. Circulating on whatsapp. Mindef better investigate this! Cannot post video here, wait tio ban
  18. my instructors used to run along with us .... but appears this word has now taken a new turn ...
  19. SEES OVERWHELMING DEMAND WOR MCF LADIES - what say you? https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/boot-camp-for-women-to-experience-ns-sees-overwhelming-demand-more-than-1000-gun-for-100 SINGAPORE - Would you pay to stay in a military bunk, eat combat rations and go on a route march? More than 1,000 women of all ages jumped at the chance to do so, signing up for a women's boot camp to experience what national service is like. Response for the overnight camp was so overwhelming that the organiser, Ang Mo Kio Women's Executive Committee (WEC), had to conduct balloting for the 100 slots up for grabs. The camp, which the organiser promoted as a "golden opportunity" to go through NS activities, will take place from Sept 1 to 2 at Maju Camp in Clementi. Participants will take part in a 3km route march, handle the SAR21 rifle and taste combat rations, among other activities. The women will also get to stay overnight in military bunks. Each participant pays $55. PAssion card members get a $10 discount. The camp was announced on July 17 in a Facebook post by the Women's Integration Network Council, which is the coordinating body for the 105 WECs in Singapore. The post attracted almost 3,000 shares and more than 2,000 comments. Among the 100 who managed to secure a place for the camp, the youngest participant is 13 years old, while the oldest is 64, the organising committee told The Straits Times. The average age of the participants is about 29. Ms Joanna Portilla, chairman of Ang Mo Kio WEC, said: "Through this camp, the organisers hope to give women a glimpse of what our national servicemen go through so that they can better relate to national servicemen's experiences and demonstrate stronger support and involvement in NS and defence. "We are very grateful for the overwhelming response from the public. This shows that women are keen to play a part in supporting national service." Those who failed to clinch a spot will be notified from Sunday (Aug 19) onwards. Ms Portilla added that the committee is open to the possibility of organising similar initiatives in the future. The camp is part of an initiative by the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (Accord) which facilitates initiatives from the community that better support national defence and NS, among other roles. The success of the Dads for Life Camp, which saw more than 200 father-son pairs take part in an overnight camp at the F1 Pit Building last year, inspired Accord to suggest a similar experience for women, said Ms Portilla. That camp was organised by the Centre for Fathering. Administrative executive Tabatha Lim, 19, will be joining the upcoming camp with a friend. Ms Lim, who is excited about being able to handle the SAR21 rifle, told ST: "I was really excited when I got to know about the boot camp as I have always been very curious about what it's like to serve NS. "We spend a lot of time listening to so many stories from our male friends, brothers, fathers, and we never got to experience it ourselves unless we decide to sign on with the army. So this is the perfect opportunity to do so." Civil servant Lee Yet Wei, 30, also applied to join the women's camp because she was curious about NS life, and what it is like to stay in the bunks. She said: "Such an opportunity doesn't always come by, and it is an experience I am looking forward to."
  20. Azizul Hj Tandek, managing director of Enggang Keramat Automobile, told paultan.org that the company will be launching a new Malaysian car brand called SAF – named after the arrangement of Muslims in prayer – in April this year. The new lineup will consist of rebadged versions of models from the Chinese brand Foday, namely the Lion F22 pick-up truck and the Landfort seven-seater SUV. The two vehicles will be badged as the SAF Striker and SAF Landfort respectively, and will look identical to the Foday models, albeit with SAF badging. Both models will be built at Oriental Assemblers in Tampoi, Johor, the same company that also assembles Chery models in Malaysia. Only one engine will be available from launch – a Mitsubishi-derived 4G69S4N 2.4 litre petrol engine delivering 134 hp at 5,250 rpm and 200 Nm of torque from 2,500 to 3,000 rpm. Five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are on offer, as is a choice of either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive (Striker pick-up will be 4×4 only). The Striker is expected to be priced below RM100,000, while the Landfort SUV is slated to cost less than RM150,000. Exact kit has yet to be decided, but both models should come with dual airbags and ABS with EBD; no stability control on offer, however. Enggang Keramat is looking at an initial run of 100 units for each model when the brand is launched next month, available at 20 dealers nationwide – all 3S centres – in both Peninsular and East Malaysia. http://paultan.org/2016/02/29/new-malaysian-brand-saf-to-launch-april-striker-pick-up-and-landfort-suv-to-be-based-on-foday-models/
  21. SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) will be imposing market rate season parking charges on six more MINDEF and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) camps and bases from Sunday (Apr 1). In a news release on Tuesday, MINDEF said the car parks in these six camps have been deemed to have market value due to their proximity to public amenities. It did not specify which camps will be affected. Channel NewsAsia understands that Khatib Camp and Mowbray Camp in Choa Chu Kang are among the six. MINDEF said the season parking policy will apply to all permanent staff as well as contractors who require a car park lot on a regular basis. This is in addition to the 10 camps, bases and related premises that currently impose season parking charges. “Operationally ready National Servicemen who are going for their in-camp training and other operationally ready National Service activities will continue not to be charged for parking their cars in all camp/bases,” said MINDEF. Channel NewsAsia understands that the season parking charges are S$120 per month for covered car parks and S$90 per month for open-air car parks. These are based on the market rates of Housing and Development Board car parks near the premises. The Ministry of Education announced on Monday that staff at national schools will be charged season parking fees from August. Parking policy at schools came under review after the Audit-General's Office (AGO) 2014/2015 Financial Year report highlighted that some educational institutions did not impose parking charges or had charges that were below the market rate. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/mindef-parking-charges-6-military-camps-and-bases-april-10079268
  22. I read our minister say how much money our saf save.... but my experience with my reservist unit feels the exact opposite. It feels like they have to spend their Budget else it will be cut next year kind of feeling. I am curios is it like a widespread kind of thing or it’s just my unit? My unit is not conbat fit so maybe it is different from mainstream saf.
  23. Brigadier-General (BG) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow will take over from Major-General (MG) Ravinder Singh as Chief of Army on 21 March 2014. PHOTOS Brigadier-General Perry Lim Cheng Yeow (left) will take over from Major-General (MG) Ravinder Singh s/o Harchand Singh (right) as Chief of Army on 21 March 2014. (Photo: MINDEF) ENLARGE CAPTION SINGAPORE: Brigadier-General (BG) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow will take over from Major-General (MG) Ravinder Singh as Chief of Army on 21 March 2014. The Ministry of Defence said the change is part of its continuing process of leadership renewal in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). BG Lim, currently Chief of Staff - General Staff, joined the SAF in 1990 and was awarded the SAF (Overseas) and President's Scholarship in 1991. During his military career, he has commanded the 1st Battalion, Singapore Guards, as well as the army's 3rd Division. He was also the chairman of last year's National Day Parade executive committee. The 41-year-old holds a Bachelor of Arts (Starred First) (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. BG Lim was also awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Postgraduate Scholarship in 2008 to pursue a Master of Business Administration in INSEAD, Singapore.
  24. Moonlighting as an offence lands SAF office in trouble. Kanna 2 weeks detention? and $2k poor chap
  25. The force of Singapore is strong today ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBgr9ebXQa8 Video is best enjoyed with quality earphones. View full screen on Youtube. I work on filming and video editing as my passionate hobby.. :)
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