22 Februari 2010

Budget 2010: Defence Budget Largely Unchanged

22 Februari 2010
Singapore's Leopard II MBT (photo : clubsnap)

SINGAPORE, which has one of Asia's best-equipped militaries, is planning to spend $11.46 billion on defence this year, government data showed on Monday.
The allocation is up 0.1 per cent from last year, figures from the 2010 budget showed.

Singapore's navy, army and air force will get 10.95 billion dollars to buy and maintain military equipment, for the upkeep of camps and for payment of salaries.

Singapore has a population of 4.99 million people, 3.73 million of them citizens and permanent residents who provide the manpower for its conscription-based armed forces.

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