Networked Air Defence of the Singapore (image : Pioneer)
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) demonstrated its Networked Air Defence capability at Tengah Air Base this morning. Minister for Defence, Teo Chee Hean, officiated at the demonstration which showcased the RSAF's ability to see further, respond faster and deal more effectively with any aerial threat.
Giraffe Agile Muliple Beam radar (photo : Militaryphotos)
The demonstration featured the networking of existing and new sensors, ground-based air defence weapons, and command and control systems to shorten the RSAF's sensor-to-shooter cycle. The new Networked Air Defence capability enhances the the RSAF's current multi-layered air defence system with better awareness, improved responsiveness, greater precision and overall system robustness.
Upgraded I-Hawk surface to air missile (photo : Militaryphotos)
Mechanised Igla air defence weapon (photo : Flickr-Xtemujin)
The event also featured the declaration of operational capability of the Giraffe Agile Multiple Beam (AMB) Radar, the Upgraded I-HAWK surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the Mechanised Igla air defence weapon system and the Enhanced Remote Weapon Display (ERWD) system. The ERWD enhances early warning and command and control by providing an integrated air picture to the RSAF's air defence fire units.Enhanced Remote Weapon Display (photo : Mindef)
The RSAF's transformation is holistic. The integration of innovative air defence concepts, advanced technologies and well-trained people, under the Networked Air Defence system of the Air Defence and Operations Command (ADOC), is another significant milestone in the transformation of the 3rd Generation RSAF.