Tag Archives: Singapore Armed Forces

SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES MUST RESTORE THE BUDDY SYSTEM!

I wouldn't quite agree on this one. While saf might scrap ''buddy system'' 1 day, I still think buddy system should be strongly encouraged throughout national service, provided both buddies have a certain distance of respect for each other's privacy while still looking out for each other. That's a clear line. One day if you go field camp, training, route marches, or any other operations or exercises, don't tell me you want to act individually? You still need your buddy to look out for you and vice versa. You're not a ''1 man clearing force''. If this is buddy system is not enforce, one day some soldiers might become individualist.

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SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES SCRAPS BUDDY SYSTEM WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has announced it has removed the "buddy system" from its combat doctrine with effect from today (10 July). In a press statement to the media, SAF spokesperson reiterated they are constantly reviewing its training procedures to ensure the SAF is "keeping up with the times". The "buddy system" is a traditional military doctrine which requires individual soldiers to function in pairs during training and operations to ensure safety and accountability.

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DR NG ENG HEN: MORE SUPPORT & RECOGNITION TO BE GIVEN TO NSMEN

More support and recognition will be given to operationally ready servicemen (NSmen), said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Thursday. More details will be announced when the Committee to Strengthen National Service wraps up its deliberations in June, said Dr Ng, adding that the committee is considering a set of "meaningful" benefits.

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Not business as usual for Indonesia-Singapore defence relations

Or it may have been staged because Indonesia’s Korps Marinir (Marine Corps) has absolutely no other national heroes in its long history. Whatever the case, Indonesia’s decision to have two of its marines walk side by side, dressed up in 1960s-era uniforms this past week emblazoned with the names “Usman” and “Harun” indicates that the Usman-Harun warship naming episode is, quite literally in this instance, far from dead.

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SAF TO OFFER MALAYSIA MORE HELP TO LOCATE MISSING PLANE

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has offered Malaysia the help of its Information Fusion Centre to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The centre, which collates information on maritime security issues, has access to a network of 13 navies and 51 civilian shipping companies. All of these have been activated to report any unusual sightings in designated search areas to help coordinate search efforts.

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SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES: A STRONG & SILENT KEEPER OF THE PEACE

According to the officer, the MAF was put on alert in late 1998 as politicians on both sides of the Causeway argued over the status of the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) checkpoint at Malaysia's railway station in Tanjong Pagar. News articles from the period chronicle the public exchanges, but say nothing of the defence postures that the SAF and MAF adopted during this period.

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Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

The Navy men and women who serve aboard the stealth frigate RSS Steadfast and the missile corvette RSS Vigour had spent much of Saturday preparing their warships for fast and urgent duty after a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 777-200 with 239 POB disappeared without a trace off Vietnam. The RSN activated its standby forces while Singapore slept. Duty personnel were mustered before dawn and off they went.

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SAF deploys more assets to help search for missing plane

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed more assets to help in the search-and-locate operation for the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airline plane MH370. The Ministry of Defence said yesterday that it has sent two more Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C-130 aircraft, a Republic of Singapore Navy Formidable-class frigate — the RSS Steadfast — with a Sikorsky S-70B naval helicopter on board, a submarine support and rescue vessel with divers on board, as well as a missile corvette, the RSS Vigour.

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