Yup, maybe they have modified 2 original Djigit twin launchers onto the Mechanised Igla thus only 4 missiles.
Originally Posted by Dark Avenger
As for more firepower, just in front of the crew( gunner?) in the pix below , they could I think put in a CIS50 HMG or even a Vulcan 20mm gattling gun as CIWS, that will be even more awesome!!
Unicus Ac Immortalis II
A CIS-50 would be enough IMHO. A bigger gun and its ammo could create a space problem and even strain the chassis, if the increase in missiles is factored in.
when the fokker 50 mpas were first bought, not all of them were built with the pylons for the harppon. all original contract for the MPA was for six aircraft not five. the last one was cancelled. i have a painting of the MPA with ten aircraft serial numbers on it.
RSN Unmanned Systems Part 1
Rafael Protector Unmanned Surface Vessels(USV)
The Protector in action during RSS Resolution's three-month deployment to the North Arabian Gulf.
Spec of Protector USV
9m-long Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB)
- Force Protection (FP)
- Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
- Camera device
- Loudspeaker and microphone
- Surveillance radar
- Mini-Typhoon stabilised naval machine gun system
Remotely controlled by operator on mother ship and powered by diesel engine
In its continual efforts towards becoming a 3G Navy, the RSN is actively involved in research and development. It has the privilege of being involved in a multi-national collaboration with the US Naval Undersea Warfare Centre, the French Navy and other agencies in the Spartan Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programme to develop the Spartan USV.
Started in mid-2002, the ACTD programme will create significant changes to naval warfare, especially in littoral waters. With Singapore as an island situated in littoral waters, the RSN can value-add in the programme with its relevant expertise in littoral warfare.
Together with the experts from the various agencies, the RSN personnel have been testing and evaluating the Spartan to refine its operational requirements.
This USV is armed with 'plug-and-play' mission modules - FP/-ISR, MIW, ASW and AsuW/Precision engagement. Depending on the mission modules, the Spartan can be equipped with different capabilities that are interchangeable.
According to the RSN Operations Manager for the Spartan ACTD programme, the ACTD is a manifestation of the RSN's intent to be at the leading edge of unmanned technologies.
Some of the early results of the Spartan include its deployment in ISR and FP missions "to augment the RSN's maritime security capabilities".
There are many points unique to the Spartan that cannot be found on other USVs like the Protector. One is its coalition interoperability, where a single host can control multiple USVs, or multiple hosts can control a single USV.
This is a strong and added advantage in terms of naval combat, especially when allied forces have to work hand-in-hand to counter maritime threats. Its beyond line-of-sight datalink capability is another unique factor. Used together with a UAV, the Spartan can be deployed at an out-of-sight distance from the mother ship and transmit data retrieved back to the mother ship using high-speed broadband datalink.
And unlike the Protector, the Spartan need not be remotely controlled. With way-points (various points in a route) and targets set, the Spartan can be an autonomous system.
Its 360-degree rotation camera device aids in object avoidance along its intended path.
The RSN is experimenting with the use of the Spartan Scout
Def Minister Mr Teo discovers how the Spartan is remotely controlled during his tour of Changi Naval Base
Spec of Spartan USV
7m-long Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB)
Plug-and-play mission modules:
ASuW/ Precision engagement
Depending on the mission modules, the Spartan can be equipped with any of the following:
Loudspeaker and microphone (basic equipment)
Surveillance radar (basic equipment)
360-degree video and camera suite
High-fidelity electro-optical/Infra-red ball
Stabilised machine gun/missile
Mine-hunting side scan sonar
Nuclear, radiological and chemical detection
Remotely controlled by an operator on mother ship; autonomous; interoperability among different hosts, and powered by diesel engine
The future 3G RSN
First sale of of STK 120mm SRMS
[size=5]UAE Buys Mobile Mortars[/size]
By ADNAN ABDEL-RAZZAK, ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates has awarded International Golden Group (IGG), a local manufacturer, a 390 million-dirham ($106 million) contract to supply the military with the Agrab mobile mortar system. It is the UAE’s largest deal announced at IDEX on Feb. 19.
The Agrab, or Scorpion, is a joint venture between IGG and ST Kinetics from Singapore, which manufactures the 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System; South Africa’s Denel, which supplies the Arachnida fire control system; and BAE Systems, makers of the RG 31 Armored Utility Vehicle.
The Agrab has a range of 8,200 meters.
Picture from IDEX 2007
2nd row , 2nd pix from the left.
Here the one:
Note : Replace all the asterisks with a r m y r e c o g n i t i o n. c o m & delete the spacing.
Last edited by gary1910; 03-03-2007 at 07:22 AM.
One shot of the AGRAB (120mm Mortar on RG 31)
Tks, your pix is even better.
Originally Posted by gunman
Here the promotional video of SRAMS from ST.
Last edited by gary1910; 03-03-2007 at 01:18 PM.
More pics about the AGRAB
Pics from (Left to Right), a bigger image of future Singapore F-15S Eagle from Boeing website and the rest of the 4 wallpapers is from Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
OT: TCH just announced in Parliament today that we are sending 5-man teams of MOs and Engineers to Afghanistan, Bamiyan Province in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Force and NATO to build hospitals, clinics and bridges.
Last edited by LazerLordz; 03-05-2007 at 12:33 PM.
Help in Afghanistan
Good to know that beside assisting in Iraq UN resolution duties, our men are stepping in to assist Afghanistan as well.
Originally Posted by LazerLordz
Below is the quote from our Defence Minister;
The battle against terrorism cannot be won overnight. Neither can the battle against terrorism be won by force alone. We must also win the struggle for hearts and minds. For this reason, Singapore is preparing to provide humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to Afghanistan. Developments in Afghanistan have an impact on Singapore’s security. Several of Singapore’s JI detainees received their terrorist training in Afghanistan. They were part of a terror cell plotting to carry out attacks on targets in Singapore. Terrorism operates without regard for national borders. Singapore is thus prepared to work together, within our means, with the some 40 other countries currently working in Afghanistan to build the institutions, infrastructure and services that will bring brighter prospects to the people of Afghanistan.
The SAF will be undertaking two humanitarian and reconstruction projects in Afghanistan as part of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamiyan Province in central Afghanistan. The SAF and NZDF know each other well and have previously deployed together in the UN mission in East Timor. The NZDF has operated in Bamiyan Province since 2003. Their personnel have built up a strong foundation of trust with the local community and provincial government.
For the first project, the SAF will deploy a five-man medical team to Bamiyan hospital to set up a dental clinic. The SAF team will bring specialised equipment, set up the clinic, and train local Afghans to take over the clinic on a long term basis. Separately, under the Singapore Co-operation Programme, training will also be provided to the Afghans in dentistry and basic healthcare so they can build up sustainable capabilities. For the second project, a five-man SAF combat engineering team will undertake bridge construction and repair work, together with the NZDF and local Afghan contractors. The SAF assessed these projects would be most helpful to the Afghan people after consulting the NZDF, and the Afghan Government and local Afghan authorities during a site visit. Each team will be deployed for three months. We are currently working out the details with the parties involved, including the NZDF, NATO and the Afghan Government.
great pics. ppl might think Singapore is just another small country that they can mess arroound with, but damn .. i bet they can defeat most of the countries in South East Asia in a small scale war.