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How are Singapore’s armed forces innovating?

10 6 12
25.03.2019
SINGAPORE is gradually unveiling its military modernisation plans for the Singapore Armed Forces.

The development trajectory will be shaped by both adapting emerging critical technologies to new security requirements and improving institutional agility to exploit these new technologies.

According to Singapore’s Ministry of Defence, modernising the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will involve developing capabilities to counter ‘hybrid’ threats in the information and cyber domains, expanding counter-terrorism capabilities, and eventually leveraging advanced emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and robotics in most aspects of defence planning and military operations.

The next-generation SAF will build upon existing conventional capabilities, while having the flexibility and robustness to employ novel operational and organisational concepts to use breakthrough technologies for national defence.

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At its core, Singapore’s military modernisation reflects SAF’s primary mission: to deter threats to Singapore’s security, territorial integrity and sovereignty, to enhance Singapore’s peace and security through defence diplomacy, and, if deterrence or defence diplomacy fails, to enable a swift and decisive victory.

The SAF aims to upgrade its network-centric warfare capabilities for joint operations and to strengthen overall military effectiveness.

To preserve its strategic deterrent, the SAF is in the process of acquiring advanced military technologies........

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