Military Capabilities

Singapore reveals ‘digital sandbox’ for defence innovation

15 May 2018

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) is using the Republic of Singapore Navy’s eastern Changi Naval Base (CNB) as its first Live Digital Testbed (LDTB) to support the experimentation of new digital application or technologies that could eventually result in deployable solutions that improve the day-to-day operations of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) as well as the ministry.

Announced by senior minister of State for Defence, Heng Chee How, at the inaugural MINDEF/SAF Digital Innovation Day (DID) at CNB on 15 May, the LDTB is a joint initiative by MINDEF and the SAF that is supported by the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) DSO National Laboratories.

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