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    Huat ah!

    If this is true, that's one good use of Singlish...
    I recall doing the same in reservist too..
    http://www.tremeritus.com/2014/05/13...ot-no-use-har/

    The Spore air force went to the US to take part in their Red Flag combat exercise.
    For the first three days, our F-16 pilots, no matter how much they planned and prepared, they were always ambushed by the USAF F-15s. Then they realized that the USAF pilots were eavesdropping on their conversations (not disallowed by the rules), so they switched from plain English to Singlish/Chinese/Malay.
    Suddenly the F-15s lost their magic, and for the last three days, found no way through the defensive screen set up by our F-16s.
    So who says Singlish got no use har?
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    Default Singlish wins the day over the US Air Force

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    Double post brother
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    LOL,

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    how come those american pilots think like that? do they know they cannot understand languages like Russian or Arabic if they would to fight a real war with those countries in future? U cannot play cheat in a real war
    Last edited by Exposure; 15th May 2014 at 09:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    U cannot play cheat in a real war
    There's plenty of eavesdropping/espionage conducted by governments even during 'peacetime', more so during an actual war.
    There are no 'rules' that make interception/decryption of communications a war crime, so no, it's not 'cheating'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    how come those american pilots think like that? do they know they cannot understand languages like Russian or Arabic if they would to fight a real war with those countries in future? U cannot play cheat in a real war
    Do you really think the US has nobody who is able to understand Russian or Arabic? Russian isn't difficult to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    how come those american pilots think like that? do they know they cannot understand languages like Russian or Arabic if they would to fight a real war with those countries in future? U cannot play cheat in a real war
    Everyone cheats in a war. At the end of the day, what matters is that you are dead, and I'm alive.

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    They have language specialist in the SOC to be deploy to the area of conflict, no problem for them.But when you start mixing like singlish or dialect they will have great difficulty to decipher the message in real time.
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    Nice lessons learned:
    - Do not trust your friends fully (but that's nothing new since Snowden or the leaks of diplomatic notes)
    - Rules are one thing, the gaps in between are .. gaps
    - Keeps it simple and smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airfins View Post
    They have language specialist in the SOC to be deploy to the area of conflict, no problem for them.But when you start mixing like singlish or dialect they will have great difficulty to decipher the message in real time.
    Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS), secured comms with digital encryption is used in operational scenarios.

    If still open channel, is ultimate fail lah. Even Al-Qaeda doesn't do that.
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    APPLYING TO BE TRANSLATOR NOW!

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    That's called military intelligence or intel for short. During WW2, the British & Allied forces depended largely on the Engima device that decifered the German Navy's U boats plans which helped them won the Altantic front while the US used Japanese American cryptologists to listen on Japanese movements, resulting in one of the most successful assassination in history by intercepting the flight plan of Admiral Yamamoto during the Pacific War. Google "Operation Vengeance"

    It's been ages that governments have placed moles in many places. War is won by intel these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    APPLYING TO BE TRANSLATOR NOW!
    I think the problem will be not understanding what the translator is saying. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by NineEleven View Post
    That's called military intelligence or intel for short. During WW2, the British & Allied forces depended largely on the Engima device that decifered the German Navy's U boats plans which helped them won the Altantic front while the US used Japanese American cryptologists to listen on Japanese movements, resulting in one of the most successful assassination in history by intercepting the flight plan of Admiral Yamamoto during the Pacific War. Google "Operation Vengeance"

    It's been ages that governments have placed moles in many places. War is won by intel these days.
    "Deciphered".

    also, your grammar and punctuation could use some improvement
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    "Deciphered".

    also, your grammar and punctuation could use some improvement
    For your knoweldge that's Singlish leh.

    We don't want our enemies to read everything we say in KPT mah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    how come those american pilots think like that? do they know they cannot understand languages like Russian or Arabic if they would to fight a real war with those countries in future? U cannot play cheat in a real war
    When General Tiger Yamashita and his kempeitai marched into Lion City they didn't have to speak Russian or Arabic.

    Their 日本刀 and guns spoke for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    APPLYING TO BE TRANSLATOR NOW!
    You need to show proof of a tertiary degree in Singlish language from NUS.

    Not everybody can suka suka call himself a Singlish master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    For your knoweldge that's Singlish leh.

    We don't want our enemies to read everything we say in KPT mah.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    When General Tiger Yamashita and his kempeitai marched into Lion City they didn't have to speak Russian or Arabic.

    Their 日本刀 and guns spoke for them.
    Aiya, we also had traitors too remember?
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    Wah lau very the funny leh

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EjqHxLtwSQ
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