C4iSR: Air

Singapore equipping Apache helicopters with new mission systems

21 April 2017

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is equipping a number of its Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters with new mission systems to enhance the platform's survivability and improve its mission capability.

The country's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said in a statement on 20 April that the upgrade programme involves equipping the AH-64D with a Helicopter Integrated Electronic Warfare System (HIEWS) to enhance survivability and satellite communication.

"MINDEF/SAF has always taken a rigorous and prudent approach in planning for our defence needs and will equip sufficient helicopters to meet Singapore's defence requirements," said the ministry.

The upgrades are expected to be completed "over the next few years", according to the statement.

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