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Singapore showcases latest defence capabilities during 54th National Day celebration

12 August 2019
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Leopard 2SG main battle tanks led the 1.3 km-long mobile column on 9 August, which included some of the Singapore Armed Forces’ latest assets such as the Hunter armoured fighting vehicle. Source: IHS Markit/Kelvin Wong

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have taken the opportunity to display a range of new equipment and platforms at the country's national day parade on 9 August.

SAF equipment formed a significant part of a 1.3 km-long convoy, which featured 171 assets drawn from the SAF, Singapore Police Force (SPF), and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), to mark the countryʼs 54th year of independence as well as to commemorate the bicentennial of the founding of modern Singapore.

One of the assets shown to the public for the first time was the Singapore Army's 29.5 tonne Hunter tracked armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), which was commissioned on 11 June.

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