Tag: ministry of defence

Planned state-of-the-art SAF training facility will replicate Singapore’s streets

Singapore—The Ministry of Defence announced a plan to develop a new smart training facility for the armed forces. The training area will feature replicas of Singapore's streets and commercial areas, battle simulators, targets that are simulated to shoot back, as well as capacities for...

Rogue drone sightings at Changi Airport cause 37 flights to be delayed

Singapore – On June 18 and 19, within a ten-hour period, about 37 scheduled flights were delayed due to unauthorised drones flying within the vicinity of Changi Airport. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), there were “confirmed sightings of unauthorised drone flying”...

Another blow for suicide NS man’s family

There will be no insurance payout for Ganesh Pillay, the national serviceman who committed suicide last year after his officers didn’t pay enough attention to the young’s mental illness. This is because the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Group Term Life insurance, which is bought by...

Dangerous assumption, says coroner

By Nicole Chang and Trinity Chua The coroner’s inquiry into the death of national service man Ganesh Pillay resumed after the lunch break on Thursday with the medical officer at the Khatib camp saying he did not inform the recruit’s superior about his condition. “He came...