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MINDEF CLARIFIES: PARACHUTES NOT PACKED BY PRC CONTRACTOR BUT BY S’PORE TECHNOLOGIES

The SAF continues to fully employ its Riggers, particularly for key operations and training. In order to optimise our resources, we have outsourced the parachute-packing function to Singapore Technologies (ST) – a reputable local company. Many of ST’s parachute-packing staff themselves are former Riggers from the Commando Formation, and all of ST’s parachute-packing staff are trained and competent in their roles. ST has been packing parachutes for us since 2010, and there have been zero parachute reliability issues.

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RED LION HAS NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE AFTER PARACHUTE FAILS TO DEPLOY

Parachuting in on the National Day Parade (NDP) is sometimes seen as the most thrilling part of the yearly celebration, with the Singapore Armed Forces' most experienced airborne personnel performing an exciting jump off a plane high above parade goers, free falling thousands of feet below finally landing safely within the designated parade grounds.

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