Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Singapore
246 square miles

A small city state in east Asia. Wealthy port city and center of international trade.
Singapore actually consists of 63 islands.
Singapore has a population of around 5 million people, composed mostly of ethnic Chinese, Malay, and Indians.
The Port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world.
Singapore is the worlds 4th largest financial center.

Singapore Armed Forces
Singapore has a “Total Defense” policy that includes Military Defense, Civil Defense, Economic Defense, Social Defense, and Psychological Defense.
Singapore has the most advanced weapons in South East Asia
72,500 total military personnel (mostly conscripts)

Air Force
13,500 personnel

F-16 fighter aircraft (72)
F-15 fighter aircraft (24)

F-5 Tiger II (45)

A-4SU Super Skyhawk (30) in storage
C-130 transport aircraft (5)
KC-135 tanker aircraft (4)

KC-130 tanker aircraft (5)
CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters
AS.332 Super Puma helicopters
AS.532 Cougar helicopters
AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters (20)

S-70 Sea Hawk helicopters
UH-1 Iroquois helicopters (in storage)

IAI Heron unmanned aerial vehicles
IAI Searcher Mk 2 unmanned aerial vehicles
Elbit Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicles

AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles

Air Defence
MIM-28 I-HAWK surface-to-air missiles

SPYDER air defense system. Includes 12 launchers with 75 Derby and 75 Python-5 surface-to-air missiles. 

Rapier surface-to-air missiles

RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles

Mistral surface-to-air missiles

SA-18 (9K38 Igla) surface-to-air missiles
GDF-002 Oerlikon twin 35mm anti-aircraft guns

Frigates (6)

Corvettes (6)

Submarines (6)
Mine Warfare vessels (4)
Landing Ships (4)
Amphibious Transport Docks (4)
Patrol Boats (11)
Fearless Class patrol boats made by ST Marine of Singapore. 

Specialized Marine Craft (SMC)

Fokker F50 maritime patrol aircraft
SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

Harpoon anti-ship missiles on Frigates and Corvettes
Typhoon Weapons Stations

Protector Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV)-2
Maritime Security USV


72,000 active duty personnel
300,000 reserve personnel

Leopard 2 tanks (96)

Centurion tanks (60)
AMX-13 light tanks (being phased out)

AMX-10 (held in reserve status)
Bionix II infantry fighting vehicle with 30mm cannon. Tracked. (200)

Bionix 25 infantry fighting vehicle with 25mm cannon. Tracked. (200)
Bionix 40/50 infantry fighting vehicles with 40mm grenade launcher and .50 cal machine gun weapon station. Tracked. (300)

Terrex AV-81- 8x8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicles with 40mm grenade launcher and .50 cal machine gun weapons station. Different weapons can be configured to the top deck. Developed in part with the Turkish company Otokar (400)

Protected Combat Support Vehicles (PCSV)

M113 armored personnel carriers (1000)
V-100 amphibious armored vehicle (30)
V-150 amphibious armored vehicle (40)
V-200 amphibious armored vehicle (200)
LARC-V amphibious vehicles
Spider Light Strike Vehicles (LSV) with 2 SPIKE anti-tank guided missiles
Spider LSV

HIMARS multiple rocket launchers (18)

Singapore Self Propelled Howitzer 1 (SSPH 1) Primus 155mm self propelled howitzers
FH 2000 towed 155mm howitzers
SLWH Pegasus towed 155mm howitzers
Soltam M-68 towed 155mm howitzers (in storage)
Soltam M-71 towed 155mm howitzers (in storage)
M-114 towed 155mm howitzers (in storage)
FH 88 towed 155mm howitzers (for reserves)

SPIKE anti-tank guided missiles

Carl Gustav anti-tank rocket launchers

Matador anti-tank rocket launchers

M203 under barrel grenade launchers

PGM Mini Hecate 8.6mm anti-material rifles
CIS 12.7mm machine guns
ST Kinetics 50MG .50 cal machine gun. Made in Singapore.
Locally manufactured SLAP rounds for .50 cal weapons.
Ultimax 100 machine guns. Made in Singapore.

FN MAG machine guns
Accuracy International L96A1 sniper rifles
Accuracy International L115A1 sniper rifles
Steyr SSG 69 sniper rifles
PSG-1 sniper rifles
ST Kinetics SAR-21 5.56x45mm assault rifles. Made in Singapore.
ST Kinetics SAR-80 5.56x45mm assault rifles. Made in Singapore.

M16 SI (locally produced M-16)
CAR-15 carbines
FN P90 carbines
HK MP5 sub-machine guns
FN Five Seven pistols

Skyblade mini-unmanned aerial vehicles

Special Forces
Red Beret

Heliborne air assault, rapid reaction force. Khaki beret.

Singapore Police Force
Includes the Gurkha Contingent.


Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering)
Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics) 
Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace)

Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine)
Benoi Yard

Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS)


  1. Correction to your description of the Gurkhas in SPF.

    They are not ex-British retired personnel, but are jointly-selected from Nepal, together with the British every year. The selected personnel are split between the UK and Singapore.

    Those sent to Singapore receive local training, specific to Singapore's requirement.