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History between Israel and Singapore

Singapore was expelled from Malaysia on 9 August 1965, becoming a sovereign country. With an independent foreign policy, Singapore would establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. However, Singapore kept its relationship with Israel on a low profile in its initial years to avoid garnering a negative response from its Muslim-majority neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia, which maintain significant animosity towards Israel stemming from the Arab-Israeli conflict and continues to not have diplomatic recognition with it. Kawin Wilairat in his 1975 essay on Singaporean’s foreign policy 10 years since its independence points out that Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew often made remarks on Singapore’s supposed precarious position surrounding its Muslim neighbours like Malaysia and Indonesia as an “Israel in a Malay-Muslim sea”.

To protect the newly independent nation from external threats, the Singaporean government decided to model its armed forces, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), including its conscription system, after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). During the formative years of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in the late 1960s, Singapore sought advice and consultation from experienced militaries to form a credible military post-independence. Israel responded and provided doctrine and training development. Due to sensitivities in a Muslim-dominant region, Singapore kept the co-operation low-profile. Over the years, Israel has continued to advise Singapore on an array of military topics, ranging from night operations to aviation psychology. The defence and intelligence establishments of both countries conduct routine exchanges of information, and a small number of IDF officers serve in staff appointments within the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). In 2012, it was reported that Singapore expressed interest in purchasing several Iron Dome defence system units and a deal took place four years later.
Today, the two countries operate many of the same weapon platforms, including early warning aircraft, anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, aircraft and surveillance technologies.
This is particularly true with respect to aerial systems (as the ground terrain of the two countries is very different). As such, the primary aircraft type make up of the Israeli and Singaporean air forces is nearly identical, with both countries operating the F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, G550 airborne early warning aircraft, C-130 Hercules, AH-64 Apache, and M-346 Master advanced training aircraft. They also operate similar submarines—larger variants of the German Type 212 submarine (Dolphin-class submarine and Invincible-class submarine respectively).

“We were relieved the Israelis were not defeated or our SAF would have lost confidence.”
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew after Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War


Lee Hsien Loong the Prime Minister of Singapore talking about Singapore Israel history.

Singapore Ground Forces Tech Tree

Rank IV
AMX-13 SM1

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Description
The AMX-13 is a French light tank produced from 1952 to 1987. It’s also the first tank that Singapore had. The tank was purchased from Israel in 1969, four years after the 1965 independence, to strengthen the military. Singapore started looking into upgrading their fleet of light tanks to bring them up to standard. The AMX-13’s firepower would remain unaltered, however the chassis received a major overhaul. The original 270 hp was replaced by a more fuel-efficient 290 hp water-cooled, turbocharged Detroit Diesel 6V-53T. The transmission was modified for full automation, increasing the driver’s comfort. The old torsion-bar suspension was also replaced by a hydro-pneumatic suspension, increasing the damping capabiliy, alongside stability and cross-country performance. With all the cited upgrades, the top speed was improved to 64 km/h on road, the new 19 hp/ton also giving an edge in turning and cross country perfomance. The turret also received some improvements in the fire-control department : a laser-rangefinder as well as night-vision capability.

Statistics
Crew 3
Armament 75mm SA50 L/57 with two 6-rounds drum autoloaders, plus 25 round carried under the turret (37 rounds total)
Secondary armament 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun
1 coaxially mounted 7.62mm machinegun, 1 turret mounted 7.62 machinegun
Engine 1 water-cooled, turbocharged Detroit Diesel 6V-53T, developping 290 hp at 2800 rpm
Weight 7679 KG
Maximum speed 64 km/h

Sources
Army Guide

Cadillac V-200 Commando

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Description
The V-200 is mid Cold War era armored car of US origin. It was developed in the late 1960’s as a larger and more flexible vehicle than the V-100. The V-200 is an enlarged version of the V-100. It was developed at the request of Singapore. The V-200 is longer, has a more powerful engine and uses strengthened automotive parts that are also used on US Army 5-ton trucks. Advantages over the V-100 are increased reliability, increased internal space and much improved cargo capacity.
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Crew 3
Armament 20mm Oerlikon 204 GK autocannon
Secondary armament 7.62mm MAG machine gun
Engine Chrysler 440
Weight 14.1 T
Maximum speed 100 km/h

Sources
V-200 Commando | Weaponsystems.net
Cadillac Gage Commando - Wikipedia

M151A1C

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Description
The M40 recoilless rifle is a portable, crew-served 105 mm recoilless rifle made in the United States. Intended primarily as an anti-tank weapon, it could also be employed in an antipersonnel role with the use of an antipersonnel-tracer flechette round. Mounted on a M151A1C
Crew 3
Armament 105mm recoilless rifle
Engine L-142 White
Weight 2043 kg
Maximum speed 80km
(The Singapore Army | Singapore Singapore]K*F)
Senang Diri: Circuit breaker Day 54 pix: Singapore Army anti-tank jeeps
https://warwheels.net/images/M151A1CrecoillessDataSheet.pdf

Rank V
M782 CEV

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Description
The M728 is a full-tracked combat engineer vehicle designed to provide maximum ballistic protection for the crew. It is a heavily armed derivative of the M60 series tank modified to provide a mobile and maneuverable weapon for combat support of ground troops and vehicles. The M728 vehicle is used for breaching, obstacle removal, and pioneering operations. Although the M728 consists of a tank hull and a short-barreled turret, it is not a tank and should not be routinely used against enemy tanks. It is an excellent heavy assault support vehicle when used as part of a combined engineer-infantry team.
Statistics
Crew 4
Armament165mm M135
Secondary armament Coaxial machine gun:
1× 7.62mm and Commander cupola M19:
1× 12.7mm
Engine AVDS-1790-2DR
Weight 53,250kg
Maximum speed 48 km/h

Sources
CEV M728
M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle - Wikipedia

"Mysterious" Tempest

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Description
Singapore has been said to have maintained some 100 modified Centurion MBTs, known as the Tempest, though existence of these vehicles has been the subject of much debate. This is because Singapore refuses to confirm or deny the existence of them along with the fact that no photos exist of these mysterious creatures. The Tempests has often been said to have been based in Taiwan where Singapore conducts training.
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Crew 4
Armament L7 105mm rifled main gun
Secondary armament 30 cal Browning machine gun
Engine Continental AVDS-1790-2A V12

Sources
https://defencereviewasia.com/heavy-armour-remains-popular/
Centurion (tank) - Wikipedia
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Army Guide

AMX-10P 90


Description
The AMX-10 PAC 90 is a fire support and anti-tank variant of the AMX-10P Infantry Fighting. Its production began in 1979. At the time of his introduction, he was able to take the anti-tank fight. However, by today’s standards, his armament is too fast to knock out a modern MBT. It was also intended to serve as a reconnaissance and support vehicle for the infantry.
Statistics
Crew 3
Armament 90 mm gun
Secondary armament 1 x 7.62 mm Machine guns
Engine Hispano Suiza HS 115
Weight 14.5 t
Maximum speed 65 km/h

Sources
Accueil
AMX-10 PAC 90 Tank Destroyer | MilitaryToday.com
Jane's Armour and Artillery - Jane's - Google Livres

Rank VI
GD290


Description
a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) air defense system based on a Mercedes-Benz GD290 pickup . Not much thing to say about this
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Crew 2
Armament Djigit VSHORAD armed with 2 Russian made 9K38 Igla/SA-18 Grouse MANPADS
Engine Own 5-cylinder, type OM602D, 2.874 cm3 (175 cubic inches), liquid cooled.
Weight 2.900 kg
Maximum speed 71mph

Sources
Mercedes 290 GD/28 - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage
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1994 Mercedes GD290 | Bullet Motorsports Inc.

M113A2 Ultra Mechanised Igla

Description

  • The M113A2 Ultra Mechanized Igla is a modification of the M113 APC fielded by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) that has been fielded since the early 2000’s. The M113 APC itself has been in service with the Singaporean military for over 40 years. It has been upgraded and maintained, with several attempts to replace it including the Bionix vehicles. The original M113 was developed in the late 1950’s by the Food Machinery Corp (FMC), having a crew of 2, with the core focus being the transportation of personnel. In 2006, an upgraded variant produced by Singapore Technologies Kinectics (STK) was shown featuring an upgraded power pack and variable transmission. These were the 330hp Caterpillar 3126B Turbocharged Diesel Engine as well as the HMX1100 Automatic Variable Transmission.
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    Crew 3
    Armament 2 launchers with six ready-to-fire Igla surface-to-air missiles
    Secondary armament 1 × 7.62 mm machine gun
    Engine Caterpillar 3126B 4-stroke 6-cyl Turbocharged Diesel Engine
    Weight 13t
    Maximum speed 75km/h

Sources
Army Guide
M113 armored personnel carrier - Wikipedia
M113 Ultra
Variants of the M113 armored personnel carrier - Wikipedia

V-200 RBS-70

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Description
The V-200 is the first in the Commando line of vehicles that introduced heavy weapons in production vehicles. Singapore ordered versions with a 20mm Oerlikon KAA autocannon and a 90mm Mecar gun. The turrets have powered traverse and elevation, but the armament is not stabilized. Other variants include an 81mm and 120mm mortar carrier. Singapore has reused some V-200 as chassis for the RBS-70 surface to air missile.
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Crew 3
Armament RBS-70 man-portable air-defense system
Secondary armament 2× 12.7mm M2HB machine gun.
Engine Chrysler 440
Weight 14.1 t
Maximum speed 96 km/h

Sources
V-200 Commando | Weaponsystems.net

M113A2 Ultra IFV

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Description
This is an IFV variant of the M113A2 armoured personnel carrier developed by Singapore. Originally an M113A1, it was upgraded to that of A2 standard and modernized by ST Kinetics with a locally-built gun-turret cupola-mounted CIS 40mm AGL (Automatic Grenade Launcher) and CIS 0.5-inch HMG (Heavy Machine Gun) twin-type weapon station or the Israeli Rafael Overhead Weapon Station with the US M242 Bushmaster 25 mm caliber auto-cannons plus improved armour. This Singapore-upgraded M113 version is operated by the Armour Formation of the Singapore Army.
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Crew 3
Armament Overhead Weapon Station with 25 mm M242 Bushmaster cannon
Maximum speed 75 km/h

Sources
Variants of the M113 armored personnel carrier - Wikipedia
Army Guide
https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/singapore/m113-ultra.htmhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M113_armored_personnel_carrier

AMX-10P


Description
The Nexter Systems (previously Giat Industries) AMX-10P ICV was developed from 1965 by the Atelier de Construction d’Issy-les-Moulineaux to meet a French Army requirement for a vehicle to replace the older AMX VCI based on the chassis of the AMX-13 light tank. The first prototypes of the AMX-10P were completed in 1968.

Production began at the Atelier de Construction Roanne in 1972 and first vehicles were delivered to the 7th Mechanised Brigade at Rheims in 1973.

In 1990, Singapore awarded the company a contract for 22 AMX-10 PAC 90 Fire Support Vehicles and 22 AMX-10P vehicles with 25 mm one-person Dragar turrets.
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Crew 3
Armament 25 mm one-person Dragar turrets
Secondary armament 7.62 mm MAS coaxial machine gun
Engine Hispano-Suiza Model 115-2 eight-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel
Weight 14.2 tonnes
Maximum speed 65 km/h

Sources
Army Guide
AMX-10P - Wikipedia

MB240 (MILAN)


Description
A German-built Mercedes-Benz MB240 fitted with the Missile d’Infanterie Léger Antichar or MILAN is a Franco-West German anti-tank guided missile. This small and light anti-tank guided missile system was adopted by many militaries around the world in the 90s, including The Singapore Army. It is highly accurate within a range of almost 2km
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Crew 3
Armament MILAN
Engine Mercedes OM616 inline-four cylinder diesel engine

Sources
For Sale: An Ex-Singapore Army Mercedes-Benz G Wagon "Wolf"
Senang Diri: Circuit breaker Day 54 pix: Singapore Army anti-tank jeeps
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Light Strike Vehicle

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Description
The Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) was a US designed vehicle named the Flyer designated R-12D produced in Australia and later in Singapore. In May 1996, Singapore placed an order with HSMV Corporation for 29 Flyer vehicles to be produced under licence in Australia by Australian Defence Industries (ADI) an Australian government company which were delivered in April 1998. The Flyer replaced Singapore Army jeeps armed with 106mm recoilless guns.
Statistics
Crew 3
Armament Spike Anti-tank missiles
Secondary armament 1-2× FN MAG
Engine 2 litre turbocharged intercooled diesel
Weight 1,500 kg
Maximum speed 110 km/h

Sources
Light Strike Vehicle (Singapore) - Wikipedia

Light Strike Vehicle Mark II

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Description
The LSV MK. II bears several enhancements vis-à-vis the LSV that it replaces. It has a more powerful engine, an improved suspension system and a better designed space frame with a higher payload. The new vehicle also has a larger seating capacity and supports an array of communication systems that enhances its networking capabilities with other combat systems in the battlefield. These enhancements allow the LSV MK. II to be more agile and deployable than its predecessor. It is capable of climbing and traversing 60% inclines and climbing slopes up to 50%.
Crew 4 + 2 crew
Armament Spike Anti-tank missiles
Secondary armament 1-2× FN MAG
Engine PSA DW10B turbocharged and inter-cooled 4-cylinder common rail diesel
Weight 1,800 kg
Maximum speed 110 km/h

Sources
Light Strike Vehicle (Singapore) - Wikipedia

Bionix 25

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Description
First production model. Armed with 25mm Bushmaster cannon turret and 2 x 7.62mm GPMG. The first Bionix 25 production vehicles were completed in September 1997 and, under the Phase I production contract awarded to Singapore Technologies Automotive. Production continued until 2001. A total of 300 were built for the SAF.
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Crew 3
Armament 25 mm M242 Bushmaster autocannon
Secondary armament 1 × 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, 1 × turret roof mounted 7.62 mm machine gun, 1 × side mounted troop compartment 7.62 mm machine gun (optional)
Engine Detroit Diesel Model 6V-92TA developing 475 hp and 550 hp (410 kW) with Turbo-charge
Weight 23 t
Maximum speed 70 km/h

Sources
Bionix AFV - Wikipedia
https://www.army-technology.com/projects/bionix/
Bionix 25 Infantry Fighting Vehicle | MilitaryToday.com
Bionix AFV Armored Fighting Vehicle
Singapores Bionix IFV Family - TankNutDave.com

Bionix II


Description
The Bionix II (BX) is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle developed by Singapore’s ST Kinetics that entered service in 2006. The Bionix II retains the original hull of the Bionix 25, an M242 Bushmaster armed IFV that has since been supplemented by the Bionix II. The hull is highly protected, equipped with MEXAS-M armor capable of meeting STANAG 4569 Level IV+ as well as being able to carry 10 passengers. The rear compartment has a standard opening hatch, but also comes with a top hatch that allows the squad to mount a 7.62mm machine gun for extra firepower. The standard crew is 3, with the driver being located in the front along with the engine, and the commander and gunner being located in the turret. The turret is an indigenous design featuring the 30mm Bushmaster II that is capable of firing APFSDS-T as well as other rounds and provides the Gunner and Commander 2nd-generation thermal imagers and a laser rangefinder for engaging targets at night and at distance. The turret has a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun as well as a Commander’s 7.62mm Machine Gun mount. The vehicle itself is designed to traverse Singapore’s narrow roadways and bridges while being light enough to prevent damage to infrastructure. The Bionix II is still in service and an estimated 200 are in use by the Singaporean Army
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Crew 3
Armament 30mm Bushmaster II
Secondary armament 7.62x51mm Machine Gun
Engine Detroit Diesel 6V-92TA Turbocharged Diesel Engine
Weight 27t
Maximum speed 70km/h

Sources
https://www.army-technology.com/projects/bionix/
Bionix AFV Armored Fighting Vehicle
Army Guide
http://www.military-today.com/apc/bionix_25.htm
Bionix vs K21 | Comparison afv specifications
Bionix AFV - Wikipedia
MEXAS - Wikipedia
https://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/data/pdfdoc/MINDEF_20061023001/MINDEF_20061023003.pdf

Terrex 3

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Description
The Terrex 3 is a new armored personnel carrier, developed by Singapore Technologies Kinetics. It is a further development of the previous Terrex 2. This armored vehicle was specially tailored to meet an Australian requirement for an armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle. The new Terrex 3 lost amphibious capability of the Terrex 2, but carries more armor and has heavier armament. Prototypes of the Terrex 3 were built in Ireland by Timoney, which is now a part of Singapore Technologies Kinetics. The Terrex 3 was first publicly revealed in 2016. It was proposed for Australians as the Sentinel 2 for their armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle program. Though eventually this armored vehicle was shortlisted from the Australian program
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Crew 3
Armament 30 mm cannon
Secondary armament 1 × 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and ATGM
Engine Caterpillar C9.3 diesel
Weight 35 t
Maximum speed 90 km/h

Sources
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.armyrecognition.com/singapore_army_military_wheeled_armoured_vehicle_u/terrex_3_8x8_apc_armoured_vehicle_personnel_carrier_technical_data_sheet_specifications_pictures_video_12801173.html
Terrex 3 Armored Personnel Carrier | MilitaryToday.com

Terrex s5

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Description
The Terrex s5 is the latest 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, powering tomorrow’s battlefield with a focus on Smartness, Superiority, Sustainability, Survivability and Serviceability. Equipped with ST Engineering’s proprietary New Generation Power Processor (NGPP), it ensures intelligent power management without traditional fuses. The Terrex s5 sets a new standard with unmatched adaptability, integrating user-specific protection solutions, diverse weapon configurations, and vehicular customisations. With outstanding mobility and advanced survivability, the Terrex s5 stands ready for the challenges of modern warfare.
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Crew 2
Armament Adder Remote Weapon Station 30 armed with a 30×173 mm cannon
Secondary armament coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun
Engine turbo diesel engine
Weight 35000kg
Maximum speed 120 kph

Sources
https://www.stengg.com/media/kdphgkkw/terrex-brochure-web.pdf#_blank
https://www.edrmagazine.eu/st-engineering-unveils-its-terrex-s5-the-next-gen-singaporean-8x8

Rank VII
Cockerill 3105 MPF

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Description
This Hunter variant is a variant of the Hunter AFV which is operated by the Singaporean Army. This variant is mainly developed for export. CMI Defence has joined SAIC and ST Kinetics to participate in the US Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower program. CMI Defence will offer its Cockerill® 3105 turret together with its Cockerill® 105mm gun while ST Kinetics will offer their Hunter AFV which is in service with the Singaporean Army. Because of the weight of the turret, the hull of the vehicle had to be modified, which includes strengthening the hull for the larger caliber gun and the fitting of a simulated turret on the chassis prior to carrying out mobility trials. simulated turret on the chassis prior to carrying out mobility trials. The Hunter AFVs ordered by Singapore are in various configurations, including troop carrier versions fitted with a remote control weapon station armed with an Orbital ATK Bushmaster 30mm cannon and a coaxial machine gun. The Hunter with the Cockerill turret has a gross vehicle weight of 32.5 tons, which is slightly higher than the 29 tons of Singapore’s troop carrier.
Statistics
Crew 3
Armament 105 mm gun
Secondary armament 1 × 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun
Engine MTU 8V-199 TE20 diesel engine
Weight 32.5 tons
Maximum speed 70 km/h

Sources

https://militaryleak.com/2018/10/05/cmi-defence-cockerill-3105-mpf/?amp

https://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/2017/11/st-kinetic-teams-with-saic-and-cmi-over-us-mpf/?amp
http://wardefenseenews.blogspot.com/2018/02/ngafv-to-reach-singapore-army-next-year.html?m=1
https://www.defensenews.com/industry/techwatch/2018/02/14/st-kinetics-prepping-to-hand-over-bid-in-us-armys-vehicle-competition/
https://www.army-technology.com/projects/hunter-armoured-fighting-vehicle-afv/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.janes.com/amp/singapore-army-commissions-hunter-armoured-fighting-vehicle/ZnlJK3dHVU9mZ28xajRJVkc5dVI5VFp1cVMwPQ2
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_AFV
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.armyrecognition.com/august_2019_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/singapore_new_hunter_tracked_afv_armored_fighting_vehicle_at_military_parade.html

Leopard 2A4


Description
The Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is a direct-fire platform that offers enhanced fire
power, protection and mobility. As part of the 3rd Generation SAF fighting force, the
Leopard 2A4 MBT adds to the arsenal of weapons that the SAF can employ to conduct
coordinated fires and manoeuvres to deliver swift, lethal and precise effects. basically it just a normal 2a4
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Crew 4
Armament 120mm, L44 smoothbore gun
Secondary armament 1 x 7.62 mm coaxial MG and 1 x 7.62 mm anti-aircraft MG
Engine MTU MB 873 Ka-501 diesel engine
Weight 55-t
Maximum speed 72 km/h

Sources
https://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/data/pdfdoc/MINDEF_20081025001/MINDEF_20081025002.pdf

Hunter AFV


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Description
The Hunter was adopted in Singapore. It is an indigenous Singaporean design which uses a number of Western components. It was designed as a successor to the Bionix IFV that was adopted in the late 1990s. The Hunter is superior to the Bionix including all key areas, including armor protection, firepower and mobility. A contract for the first batch of these new IFVs was issued in 2017. The Hunter was officially adopted in 2019. It replaced in service the Ultra M113 armored personnel carriers. This represents a significant step up of Singapore’s armored forces. In 2020 Singaporean MoD ordered second batch of these new IFVs, though exact details were not disclosed.
Statistics
Crew 3
Armament 30 mm Mk.44 Bushmaster II cannon
Secondary armament Coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun and Spike LR2
Engine Spike LR2
Weight 29.5 t
Maximum speed 70 km/h

Sources
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=120209671006530&set=pb.100090524910834.-2207520000
https://www.militarytoday.com/apc/hunter_ifv.htm

Leopard 2SG (Early)


Description
During the early 2000s, the Singapore Armed Forces were looking into replacing Singapore’s AMX-13 named “SM-1” tanks, which were in service since 1969 as part of the founding of the 41st Singapore Armoured Regiment. The move to replace the AMX-13s came about after Malaysia was finalising orders to acquired Polish modified T-72s, named “PT-91”, which would then be further modified for Malaysian terrains, known as “PT-91M”. Singapore then turned towards Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and the Bundeswehr to purchase excess Leopard 2A4s, which had been in storage, replaced by better variants of the Leopard 2s. In 2006, a year before Malaysia started delivery of their MBTs, 96 2A4s were ordered and taken delivery to Singapore. Modernisation works started in 2010, with upgrade package taken from IBD Deisenroth Engineering, opting for the Advanced Modular Armour Protection Kit (AMAP).
Statistics
Crew 4
Armament 120 mm smoothbore gun
Secondary armament 2 x 7.62 mm
Engine turbocharged MTU MB-837 KA-501 diesel engine
Weight 58.7t
Maximum speed 68km/h

Sources
https://forum.warthunder.com/t/leopard-2-sg-punching-above-its-weight/21245

Rank VIII
leopard 2SG (Late)

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Description
Further upgrades in 2016 included better FCS and a whole new Commander Thermal Camera system, with further purchases made in the years to come. The 2016 variant has an improved commander system developed by Elbit Systems and was locally built by ST Electronics under a license, while the 2010 variant retained the Night Vision Optics. The driver retained the same night vision sight as the 2A4 for night driving. The FCS system was further upgraded by ST Electronics. The Rh 120 L/44 was able to fire with new, more powerful shells, and as a result the overall firepower of the tank increased. However, the gun was modified by Rheinmetall to ensure compatibility with recently developed high-pressure ammunition, such as the DM11 programmable explosive ammunition and the powerful armor-piercing bullets like the DM53 and DM63 . Singapore’s Leopard 2s are also being upgraded to the Leopard 2SG standard with the addition of an IBD Deisenroth Advanced Modular Armor Protection modular composite armor package, El-Op Commander Open Architecture Panoramic Sight and other improvements. Singapore also reportedly acquired Rheinmetall’s ADS active protection system for its Leopard 2 tanks.
Statistics
Crew 4
Armament 120 mm smoothbore gun
Secondary armament 2 x 7.62 mm
Engine turbocharged MTU MB-837 KA-501 diesel engine
Weight 58.7t
Maximum speed 68km/h

Sources
https://forum.warthunder.com/t/leopard-2-sg-punching-above-its-weight/21245
https://www.defensenews.com/land/2019/02/21/german-documents-reveal-singapore-received-more-leopard-2-tanks/

SPYDER-SR

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Description
The SPYDER is part of the enhanced Island Air Defence (IAD) system. The IAD system is a multi-layered networked island-wide networked system that brings together sensors, weapon systems, command and control elements and decision making tools to further strengthen Singapore’s air defence. The SPYDER intercepts targets at longer ranges and higher altitudes for improved operational effectiveness. It is equipped for 360 degree engagement against aerial threats and is able to engage multiple aerial targets simultaneously. Integrated into the enhanced IAD system, the SPYDER is able to tap on a real-time integrated air picture to respond faster and engage targets with greater precision.
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Crew 3
Armament Python-5 and Derby missiles
Weight 105kg to 118 kg
Maximum speed 100-110km/h

Sources
https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/rsaf/rsaf-forces/assets
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPYDER
https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/mindef/news-and-events/latest-releases/article-detail/2018/july/04jul18_fs
https://forum.warthunder.com/t/spyder-aio-the-real-sky-guardian/9046

"Mysterious" Leopard 2A7

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Description
News that the alleged sale of Leopard 2A7 tanks was reinforced by two different German press visits to the KMW plant in January 2016 and in February 2017. In the first story, the semi-finished A7 towers for Qatar and Singapore were shown. In the second story, the 2-7 tanks of these two countries were shown on the assembly line. The German government disclosed the sale of surplus Leopard 2A4 tanks to Singapore in 2013 and reported on an export license issued in 2014 for the cost of 329 million euros. The representative of the Institute believes that with high probability under this license for the Singapore army, 2А4 tanks should be upgraded to the 2А7 configuration. At the SIPRI Institute, based on the pace of production, they believe that in the year 2017 five more A7 tanks were manufactured, although the UN Register for 2017 will not be released a year before the end of this year. The representative of the institute added that Germany voluntarily reports data each year to the UN, as well as to the secretariat of the Arms Trade Treaty Organization (ATT). “Singapore is not a member of ATT and therefore is not obliged to inform it about its purchases.” However, the Singapore Ministry of Defense strongly denies any new purchases of German tanks: “In 2006, the Singaporean armed forces announced the acquisition of Leopard 2A4 tanks from Germany to replace SM1 tanks. Since then, the updated Leopard tanks entered the army and Singapore did not buy other Leopard variants. ” According to SIPRI, Singapore received the 182 tank Leopard 2A4 from the presence of the German army in 2007-2012, some of which were intended for spare parts. They were upgraded with the assistance of the Office of Defense Technologies and ST Engineering, after which they received the new designation Leopard 2SG. These tanks were seriously refined, receiving IBD Deisenroth Engineering armor sets, a fire control system, an auxiliary power unit, an on-board information and control system and a commanding sight of the STELOP commander. It most likely similar to the qatari leopard 2 expect with a few minor changes.
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Crew 4
Armament 120 mm smoothbore gun L55
Secondary armament 7.62mm machine gun
Engine MTU MB 873 Ka-501 liquid-cooled V12 twin-turbo diesel engine
Weight 66 tons
Maximum speed 70 km/h

Sources
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/singapore-allegedly-acquires-leopard-2a7-tanks/
https://en.topwar.ru/143195-singapur-vozmozhno-tayno-priobrel-tanki-leopard-2a7.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_2#Variants
https://armstrade.sipri.org/armstrade/page/trade_register.php
https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2023/02/04/newest-leopard-2a7-beat-korean-k2-in-the-battle-for-snowy-norway/#google_vignette
https://weaponews.com/weapons/30411-secret-purchase-singapore-tanks-leopard-2a7.html
https://armyrecognition.com/germany_german_army_heavy_armoured_vehicle_tank_uk/leopard_2a7_mbt_main_battle_tank_technical_data_pictures_video.html#:~:text=The%20Leopard%202A7%20is%20motorized,the%20driver%20selecting%20the%20range.

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SSPH Primus (Rank 5)

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Description
The SSPH 1 Primus is a 155 mm, 39 calibre track-based, self-propelled howitzer developed
jointly by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Defence Science & Technology Agency
(DSTA) and Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics), to meet the operational
requirements of the SAF.
A fusion of the range and firepower of the artillery, with the protection, speed and
manoeuvrability of armoured vehicles, the Primus is a highly accurate, mobile artillery
platform that will bolster the fighting capabilities of our Combined Arms Divisional forces
with its ‘hide, shoot, scoot’ capability.
Arguably the lightest and most responsive self-propelled howitzer in its class, the Primus
packs a big punch to any target within its range
Statistics
Crew 4
Armament 155 mm
Engine Detroit Diesel Model 6V-92TIA
Weight 28.3 ton
Maximum speed : 50km/h

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSPH_Primus
https://www.army-technology.com/projects/primus-155mm-39-calibre-self-propelled-howitzer/?cf-view
https://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/data/pdfdoc/MINDEF_20031124001/MINDEF_20031124003_1.pdf

NGAFV (Rank 6)

ngafv

Description
Based on ST Kinetics’ chassis and CMI Defence’s Cockerill Series 3105 turret currently in production, SAIC will compete for an Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract to build prototypes that incorporate a lightweight combat vehicle design while still providing mobility and lethality for Army units. Such a vehicle will enable freedom of movement and action, specifically for restrictive, urban operations but tailorable for full-spectrum combat environments. Basically this is a hunter AFV prototype.
Statistics
Crew 3
Armament Mk44 Bushmaster II 30 mm Cannon
Secondary armament 7.62×51mm NATO Coaxial MG
Engine MTU 8V-199 TE20 Turbocharged Diesel
Weight 29 ton
Maximum speed 70kmh

Sources
https://defence-blog.com/st-engineering-showcases-next-generation-armoured-fighting-vehicle-singapore-airshow-2018/
https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/singapore/ngafv-pics.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_AFV

M142 HIMARS (Rank 7)

Description
The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System or commonly referred to as HIMARS is a modern Artillery vehicle. With its precise fire power, enhanced responsiveness and mobility, the HIMARS has been operated by 23rd Battalion, Singapore Artillery (23 SA) during its training, both locally as well as overseas.
Statistics
Crew 3
Armament 6 × [MLRS]
Engine Caterpillar 3116 ATAAC 6.6-liter diesel
Weight 13592kg
Maximum speed 85 km/h

Sources
https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/army/army-news-and-resources/army-news/story-detail/2020/August/things_you_may_not_know_about_himars
https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/army/army-news-and-resources/army-news/story-detail/2018/january/himars/!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zizf1dnD0MTIz8LCxCDQ0CLUzMnC0DPQwMTAz1vfSj8CsAmmBU5Ovsm64fVZBYkqGbmZeWrx9hZGBooR-RlZhXmlhUqR-RkZmbWFSsX5AdFenoqKgIAFSe44o!/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M142_HIMARS

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Either Israel, UK or china

China mentioned, opinion invalidated.

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no thanks, would rather have domestic israeli designs

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I prefer the idea of a Chilean sub-tree for Israel (or a separate line for more indigenous designs), but if trees are ever expanded past 5 lines, I could see this being an decent idea.

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Sub tree for Israel isn’t a bad idea.
Though it does conflict with Turkey as a sub-tree.
I guess this all depends what tech trees come out over the next couple years on who can get sub trees.

If South America becomes a tech tree, that opens doors.

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I voted yes, but not for Israel.

While I would like to see Singaporean vehicles included in the game, I don’t think this is the way to do it.

The military industrial connections are too weak in my opinion.
Yes, it’s true that this hasn’t been an issue for Gaijin, but I still prefer that certain theming or long-term connections come back in play in a tree.

For thus reason I’d prefer Chile as a sub-tree for Israel.

I would quite like this as a sub-tree for Japan though.
While yes, the connections between SG and JP aren’t much bigger than between SG and IL, this is basically the case for JP and any other nation that could serve as a sub-tree.

Singapore doesn’t have the potential to have a good independent tree, but works perfectly as a sub-tree. It would fit with Japan because of their very Western character regarding equipment.
Much the same could be said about South-Korea, but I find I’d rather they be in an independent tree together with North Korea.

I also think that the “general population” in War Thunder would scratch their head a bit more at Israel receiving a Singaporean sub-tree as opposed to Japan.
Chile could raise some questions too, but at least in the industrial sense one would notice Israeli influence on Chilean equipment sooner than that of Israel.

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Would rather have turkey in the US tree instead

A 2nd sub tree for Japan to go alongside Thailand would be nice.

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I’m torn on whether I’d rather have Singapore or Thailand as their sub-tree.

One was an actual ally rather than an occupied territory, but the other has much more unique stuff on offer that still fits with Japan’s character.

Whilst Singapore does have a lot of Israeli ties, I would not like to see Singapore in a Sub-tree at all.

That would just limit what could be added given the variety of equipment used by Singapore and the local modifications.

It would be better for the vehicles to be spread across the game into the appropriate nations rather than being confined to a singular tech tree. This would also limit the amount of “copy paste” vehicles in the game. (Really, you want to have ANOTHER tech tree with a leopard 2?)

The Mechanised Igla could just go under US or USSR (probably US since that seems to need it more?) since the chassis is American and the weapon is Russian. Heck, even the Gage Commando with RBS 70 could be under US.

The Leopard 2 could just go under Germany, pick an appropriate variant and shove it right in there.

+1 for the sub-tree.

Idk why people be hating this suggestion, Singapore despite being a small city state has a lots ot unique vehicles to offer for the game.

Israel is a best place for it to be, Singapore has nothing to do with Japan or China which I seen mentioned in the comments. Israel helped Singapore to start and organise it’s military form zero, sold military equipment from Singapore first tanks AMX-13’s up to modern days with SPYDER air defence systems, Spike missiles and many other technologies incorporated in Singapore’s developments such as Elbit’s COAPS sights that are present on Hunter AFV or Leopard 2SG.

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+1 but not for Israel since i do not think that the connection between Israel and Singapore is strong especially considering that Azerbaijan and Chile exists. I don’t think it should be in the Japanese TT either since Thailand and the Philippines are better fits for them and after that they still can get Indonesia ontop of that. It should not go into a UK TT since they already have South Africa, Canada and Australia are better alternatives anyways.

Which leaves with 2 options left: China or a Future Korean TT, leaning way more for the latter since they need it way more than China

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I will say what I said when you commented on my suggestion of a sub tree for Chile, I think there are better options than Singapore to be a sub tree for Israel, mainly Chile and Turkey, I read your suggestion and the history and it seems to me that the relations of Israel and Singapore are quite basic, I thought the story would be deeper, the other thing is that as I said in my suggestion Israel is not that it needs more high range BR since by itself it has that covered, Singapore does not own tanks or low range aircraft being a young country so Singapore would limit Israel to rank 4 onwards not allowing it to extend up to rank 1, The other thing is that Singapore does not have too many indigenous vehicles but most of them are purchases from other countries, which Chile and Turkey do better by having more national designs so they provide more originality, some of the vehicles shown here could be added to other countries at events, but I don’t see this as a sub-tree for Israel

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People didn’t really like the idea because there are better options.

No for japan and especially china. For japan there history (in ww2) with singapore is quite bad and this may trigger some Singaporeans like how Koreans opposed their sub tree to be added to japan. And china will trigger a lot of Singaporeans because there a ton of people keeping thinking Singapore is part of China and young Singaporeans in general are not the biggest fan of the ccp and all those stuff plus these two countries don’t have any military history other than military exercise meanwhile israel and Singapore have developed weapons together and all those stuff

The technological roots of Singaporean vehicles don’t seem as significant as with Chile.

Not to say I am opposed to the idea of Israel having multiple sub-trees, but such things aren’t in game yet. Because of that I like to weigh which country fits bets as a sub-tree for Israel and personally I believe Singapore loses to Chile.

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Does Singapore have any meaningful ties to its neighbors that could justify something like an ASEAN tree?

No asean tree pls, it will be like 75 percent copy n paste and it will have like almost all the main mbt and fighters (at least in top tier) on a single tree

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I see. Very sad.