31 May '11, 4pm

Hope the SAF isn't just aping the US Department of Defence's doctrine of network-centric warfare.

Hope the SAF isn't just aping the US Department of Defence's doctrine of network-centric warfare.

Infantry soldiers often trek tens of kilometres to reach their target or objective, are exposed to artillery fire along the way, and attack the objective with just the lightweight weapons they carry in their hands. Now they have another option. The introduction of the Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) into the Army in September 2009 has revolutionised the way the infantry operates. Since then, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has been training its soldiers to operate on the new Terrex platform which gives them more mobility, firepower, protection and networked capabilities. Such capabilities of an infantry on wheels were demonstrated on 31 May, as part of a parade which marked the operationalisation of 2nd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (2 SIR) as the Army's first motorised infantry battalion. The battalion had taken delivery of the Terrex in July 2010. At the ...

Full article: http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/publications/cyberpionee...

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