20 Juni 2017

Singapore Details Ongoing Upgrades to Leopard 2SG MBTs

20 Juni 2017


An unspecified number of the Singapore Army's Leopard 2SG MBTs have received a new sighting system for the vehicle commander. At least two upgraded examples were shown at the Army Open House 2017 exhibition in May. (photo : Jane's)

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is continuing to improve the combat effectiveness of its fleet of ex-Bundeswehr Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) with new capabilities, with the most recent addition revealed to be a commander's panoramic sighting system.

At least two upgraded Leopard 2A4 MBTs - which are operated by the Singapore Army under the designation of Leopard 2SG - featuring the new system, called the Commander's Open Architecture Panoramic Sight (COAPS) were exhibited in public at the Army Open House 2017 (AOH 2017) event from 27-29 May.

"COAPS is part of the SAF's effort to upgrade the Leopard 2SG since 2010," the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) revealed to Jane's in an 18 June statement. "Other ongoing upgrades include [the installation] of battlefield management system (BMS), crew compartment cooling system, auxiliary power unit [APU], reverse camera, internal vehicle electronics, and fire-control system [FCS] modifications."

Singapore Army personnel with whom Jane's spoke to at AOH 2017 said the new sighting system is supplied by STELOP. The company is a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics, which is the advanced electronics and communication development arm of local defence prime ST Engineering. However, industry sources told Jane's that STELOP is manufacturing COAPS under license from Israel's Elbit Systems Electro-optics (ELOP), which has been offering the system on the international market since it was launched in March 2010.

According to Elbit's specifications, COAPS is a modular dual-axis stabilised sight aimed specifically at armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) and MBT applications. Based on an open architecture design, it can be configured with different sensors, including 3-5 µm or 8-12 µm thermal imagers, day and night charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras, and eye-safe laser rangefinders, to suit mission requirements.

(Jane's)

61 komentar:

  1. This is a useless moves by the Sinkies, why? Because this military toy will be operated and manned by their malnourished and office boy look alike Military dwarf.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Yeah i agree its useless, with sophisticated upgrade where do they want to move it. With singpoor limited highway, probably it only end up parked in garage. LOL

      Hapus
    2. Malnourish yeah right. Look at your country i bet people there are mulnourish. Using common sense one knows that singaporeans have better living standards than u guys

      Hapus
    3. Limited highway when the country is well develope????. I went to indo and the roads are poorly maintain so rocky still the tank is for all types of terrain. We have tanks for defence i mean every country needs an armed force. Having tanks is normal in today's time. Back when singapore was independent and bought AMX tanks, malaysia was not happy and bought theirs. In today's time tanks is the norm.

      Hapus
    4. Benjamin

      I have to agree with u on that point. Its hard to believe how naive some people are .

      Hapus
    5. Benjamin you have to accept that Singapor is just a very very very little Island. A 2 grams of Atomic Bomb could easily blown your tiny country. Do you believe that Sinkies have to pay another country just to let them try their low quality Terrex run into it? You better know.

      Hapus
    6. Lem1

      Whose atomic bomb? The Philipines? Come on bro get a life.

      Hapus
    7. Wow....lame saya tak tahu pinoy ada atumic bomb...ur ar wise man..wow now i know singapor pay other country to run their trexx...

      Hapus
    8. 2 grams of uranium....2 grams of depleted uranium....2 gram of nuclear bomb no never heard of it...maybe its in your planet...planet Ur anus...yaya

      Hapus
    9. Be realistic what benefits would there be to nuke singapore? If u do so the world will be in dipshit when the oil refineries, ports, airport, the financial hub, convention centes, and the industries. Singapore is a major manufacturing hub in many industries doing so would smack the world upside down.

      Hapus
    10. Singapore is a little island that is why since independence there has been a strong focus on defence. Duh thats the norm. Esp when u r being bullied by larger nations during that time

      Hapus
    11. Hahaha!!!! lem1 welcome to my club #everyonehateme motherfucker pinoy.

      Hapus
  2. Balasan
    1. yg kesian indon la... batam habis la lepas ni... Malaysia dan singapura ni anggota FPDA.. jangan lupa... keh keh keh...

      Hapus
    2. Malaysia dan Singapura tidak pernah menuntut batam dari Indonesia. Unlike NATO, FPDA is not a defense pact.

      Hapus
  3. Wow thw lack of common knowledge and trolls have no boundaries

    BalasHapus
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    1. I've personaly met a few of the Singaporean army and TNI AD officers. I must say the Singaporean officer was quit large and heavily built compared to the Indonesian. Malnourished? Dwarf? That is far from the truth. Glasses? Maybe.

      That other guy talk about highways in Singapore. What da @#$× man. Singapore like Israel wont fight a war in their own territory. That is simply foolish given their relative small land size. FOWARD DEFENSE. That is their mantra. Hit first and hit hard.

      Hapus
    2. Oh My. Do not compare Singapor to Israel since this two country has a big differences. Military? You know Dude Israel is far more advance and intelligent than Sinkies and has a lot of Experience in facing war way back hundred of years ago. FYI. SIngkies any Experience? As I said even one of the weakest military in Asia such Burma or even Timor Leste could easily defeat the Sinkies in just a day. Singapo is just a name to few Dude so you cannot have a pride on it. Look at Indonesia, China cant even intimidate this country with their might because they are strong and we'll built Armed Forces and even they can sell their military hardware around the globe for its quality and well. How about Sinkies? Terrex Toy truck... Better sell this to Jurasic Park for existing.

      Hapus
    3. Lem 1, what make u think Myanmar is weak militarily? worst u compare it with Timore Leste, these 2 countries a in 2 different polar in defence, and ysing nuke? dude, u seriously need to do some reading before writing. It shows ur serious lack of tooic matyer. What has Singapire done to u that u have garner so much hate? Stop bashing any country for that matter. Its about the MBT system upgrade dude. Stick to it

      Hapus
    4. Lem1

      Bcoz u r a troller i will forgive u for ur foolishness.

      Pound for pound Singapore defense exports is way higher then Indonesia. From bronco's and patrol ships to small arms. But I do agree that Indonesia aerospace industry is way ahead then any other SEA country.

      Experience?? With utmost respect even the Philipines with years of counterinsurgency experience failed to exterminated the Islamist extremist (im a muslim if ur asking). Dont give me excuses bro.


      Yes no country "intimidates" Indonesia not even China,just look at the way bro joni talks. So full of himself. But is it beneficial for Indonesia to have a "war" with the chinese? Militarily and economicaly speaking?

      Myanmar military is strong bro. Go read some more.

      Timor leste?? Realy??? FUCKED! There ive said it. Batal puasa aku layan kaula bro.

      Hapus
    5. @shed...dont get carried away lah....timor leste it is being protected by asian sheriff do u know who...?

      Hapus
    6. With regard to the blong...we read...we comment...we counter comment...and have fun dont get things get into your nerves

      Hapus
    7. Sandstorm

      I can take hate comments anytime la bro. But what i cant stand is "stupid" comments. Sakit hatinya.

      Hapus
    8. Kasihan sakit hati kau shed, hati hati nak kena penyakit liver kau ni. Very smart ass in defense theory like you, malingsial gov should place you as a defence minister. It could boost up the defence procurement and prevent tudm air craft accidents... LOL

      Hapus
    9. Shed kau ini bicara apa singa poor officer quiet large and heavily build than tni ad officer. Another ull shit come out from your smart ass thumb. Our asian posture is quiet same in proportion. LOL. Wanna a proof see this video.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pMc9W-KpgnY

      Hapus
    10. Joni

      U based ur arguement on a youtube video?? Good for u bro. And im the smart ass?

      Yes the asian posture and stature should be the same. Using the same logic it would dismiss the alegation made by Lem1 when he said Singaporean were dwarf and malnourished.

      Open u eyes, come to Singapore and see for urself what the average height is there. The average height and size of the people is mainly based on their diet and the availability of food. Im not saying the indonesian diet is poorer but Singaporean do have better living standard then most Indonesian. Especialy those who live in rural areas.

      Nah.. i dont want to be a minister coz i believe that accidents can be avoided @ handled. But sadly stupidity (like u) cant.

      Hapus
    11. Hail to the profesor and master of defence technology, your highness shed can do no wrong on the comment. LOL

      Hapus
    12. Joni

      Is that all? I thought u were the master of wicked puns?

      Hapus
    13. Hail minister of defence malingsia with his bright and smart comment

      Hapus
  4. shed, bro, dont borther to explain, these clowns either clueless about forward defence or pre emptive or every country defence posture. ive personally had a fruitful conversation with a colonel of TNI AU during an airshow, thank goodness, the depth and knowledge and humility of the officer is a pride for his nation.

    BalasHapus
  5. Lem1 your comments show us one thing. You are being naive and dumb idk what your problem is but your way of thinking is plain silly. You are not objective and you are coming up with funny means of destruction. Whats your problem with sg? If its jealousy dont blame us blame your own. What we did to get where we are is because of what we went through its all these that changed us. What about u? You need to learn and accept. I dont want to see u like this im sure u r better than this Lem1

    BalasHapus
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    1. He got no issue wit any countries...its just he is a blonger who like to incite anger in every nationality...it makes him feel good...phycopath maybe...just take it lightly no need to be serious...if there is no clown the blong will be bored

      Hapus
  6. One thing i like this blog is seeing discussions and ideas by people in the region however there are a few sour people who can be at times silly and foolish that is unconstrictive. I see indonesians and malaysians discussing which is gd however sometimes there are quarrels in the chat which is gd so long as it is constrictive. The trolls are dumb and bring shame to their nation and are bringing their nation down. What i hope is the blogger himself could perhaps post on issues and opinions. Like snafu blog not just on news releases. It will be a good discussion where people share their perspectives

    BalasHapus
  7. I felt all of you cant accept the reality. No one is untouchables here Especially those special person from Singapore and that is what my opinion. I conclude Shed, Alpha, Anur, Sandstorm7 & Benjamin cannot accept defeat within your ailing mind.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Singapore is little yes that is why it has always maintain a pirority in defence is that wrong no. So yes something is done to ensure capability. I accept that sg is small but to say sg could die easily is another. What would u say for your case on destroying sg?

      Hapus
    2. All r untouchable but still that is not what we r talking about. Its u that is. You have not been making logical sense in your earlier comments like nukes really?? Who?

      Hapus
  8. Opps, I forgot to include in the list your little sister DARK SIDE.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Ohh yah..after u screw her now only u remember pervert...

      Hapus
    2. @lem...u forgotten its not dark side but darkbackside that u screw...

      Hapus
    3. Lem1 is from poornoy... she jealous with other country's weapon procurement.
      Lem1 let me show you how poornoy sop for buying weapon.
      1. Poornoy
      The Philippine has allocated USD28000 to acquire 1 mig21.
      Pre-bid conference is scheduled for June 22, 11 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
      UNDER TABLE DEAL IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

      Hapus
    4. Poornoy is buying 1 mig21 to response to singapore purchase 40 f-15sg.
      Ministry spokesperson say...
      We are so happy with the purchase of mig21.. this is to show our neighbour
      Timor leste and laos that we are serious about our defence. Hahahahahaaaahahaaaa

      Hapus
    5. Darkside now u making more sense than before

      Hapus
  9. There is a reson why everyone is pointing fingers at you Lem1 and that is you r not being constructive. On one hand this thread is on leo2 tanks next thing u start talking nukes like those haters u see on youtube malaysians and indonesians talking bad aat each other.You are the same. I did not talk in any vulgar or nonsense at other people. Darkside is also the same as he has been talking down on others as well. Still ask yourselves why? You talk bad at someone's country then expect that they talk bad at your country not everyone has the same temper know this lem. Darkside sounds more of a troll but u sound like an angry dude who just simply hates and pick on us. You arent being objective and fair to others thats the thing Lem1. Be reasonable.

    BalasHapus
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    BalasHapus
  11. lem1,we r not against u or PH, the topics is about the upgrade of SAF Leo2, stip bashing any country and telling,this country is beyyer than that, u sound like a kindergarten kid. This is a defence blog lets contribute constructively.

    BalasHapus
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    1. I agree. I mean he commented on how the platform will be operated by mulnutrition men. This comment alone shows alot about him. Then procceds to.say dwarfs lol. No offense here but to be honest the people of phillippines are the shortest here in the region. No offense to any pinoy buy just pointing out.

      Hapus
    2. He is better than this im sure.

      Hapus
  12. Balasan
    1. this troller is form JKJG blog..
      Now JKGR blog is become clean and informative...but this guy daru bro..what a shame!!

      Hapus
  13. And that what is Singapore. The land with the most talkative trolls. As I said, this people cant accept defeat as always. You Sinkies are those very good in pinpointing without boundaries in all ASEAN with whom you think your superior. Oh my, what kind of ideology you are thinking of? Your a rich country Yes, its because you are a tiny country, a less population, etc. which can sustain all your needs. Some of my friends says that this country is just a prisoner wherein people lived without freedom. You can be execute into death without compromised worst than Saudi. My Opinion.

    BalasHapus
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    1. And now lem1 u just simply target other areas because u have run out of ideas. Your opinion fine ill take that. Still look at phillippines case where this president is really something. No denial that his way of doing things is worst than ours. We go by rule and law he goes by his own power. Fact. My opinion. Singapore is not superior nobody claim in the first place in the comments we are superior. Its some cranky guy who comments and make singapore like a mulnorished state as if is inferior. Lem u need to accept reality. I have no issues with your thoughts however they are without any good intention. You started this mess in this thread lem thats a fact. It wouldnt be nice if i were to talk badly about your nation out of random. It will show that u r no better

      Hapus
    2. Lem1 ..... I don't know where you are from but your use of English is so bad that I cringed reading your post. Perhaps you should just write in your native language? Communication is effective only if you can use the language properly, otherwise why you even bother using that language because you are just not comprehensible.

      Hapus
    3. This mother is from poornoyy manillla slum area... by the way, i know her mom and girlfriend. I slept with both of them togethe.
      Sorry lame1 i should inform earlier that i screw both of them before.😏

      Hapus
  14. If u r retalliating and picking on singapore because of darkside
    then u r no better than him as well. Same for others attacking other nationality. You are making it personal and it will do u no good lem. If you are simply doing this because of one black sheep of another country then im sorry lem. Darkside has ridiculous comments obviously and if u think i support him then lemme tell u frankly no. I dont talk down on others. Whats there to gain. Same for u as well. If people were to speak badly of my country ill counter and tell them off. Its fair. I dont start talking trash like you and darkside simply insulting without reason just that both of u have too much pride in yourselves. In reality you are selfish to nationalistic is bad as it makes u a fool. Im not hating u lem im telling u this as u r better than this. Heck even darkside has some logical but stupid means of insults like his random comment on the latest post on 40f15sg. Still his behaviour is uncalled for. If u r offended by him than i apologise Lem.

    BalasHapus
  15. What has Jewish design products got to do with Singapore Leopard 2Sg?Are u referring that Israel products are inferior?

    BalasHapus
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    1. Yeah,singaporn is proud of jewish product

      Hapus
    2. You are talking nonsense. Singapore has the most advance military hardwares in south east asia. If you don't know this basic facts, you shouldn't be here. Their soldiers are highly educated and well trained. However, physically they might not be as robust and tough as Indonesian, Thais & Malaysian soldiers.

      Hapus
    3. I'm a Australia Citizen fyi.

      Hapus
    4. @herman...sing tank incorprate israels sights thats all....its licence built by ST technology subdideries...nothing bad or inferoir...its just that the vomments gets way way out of topic...just enjoy reading the comment with taquila will be ok....

      Hapus