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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    interesting Minister Teo says the Leopard replaces the SM-1. mmm… mmm… mmm…

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Don't worry too much lah. Long before they deploy their heavy equipment southwards, our recce people oredi know and send the reaction force up to block them.
    SCUD old oredi leh, anyway SG won't buy Soviet or China made stuff one.
    Patriot fits more with our defensive style.
    Wah lau... That is what the Israelis say before the Yom Kippur war... At least when they screw up, they still have a desert as buffer... Singapore screw up...

    Singapore always buying "old" stuff then upgrade it... We may start buying from China especially if US refuse to sell us the equipment...

    Always a good idea to have different suppliers if not you could be held ransom by the main supplier.

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    Default Re: Finally, Singapore purchase new Main Battle Tank : Leopard 2A4

    I think the SAF is not adverse to buying from any party that has the right equipment and that we have confidence in exploiting (i.e. upgrades and enhancements).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    interesting Minister Teo says the Leopard replaces the SM-1. mmm… mmm… mmm…
    Well... We officially only have the SM-1...

    How to replace something "we do not have"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    yup, why you think our Centurion can be used for so long?
    Last time they said Centurion secret. Never seen it in NDP mobile display one leh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    I agree and had predicted picking F-15 on that basis. We always look for a platform that can be exploited and people will not sell you everything you need. Just look at the brouhaha over the AAMs. At least in electronics we can do a lot of things on our own.
    Similar engines with the F-16s was also a factor.

    F100-PW-229 engines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowee View Post
    From what I understand... The current MLRS are pretty accurate and the fire power is huge.

    1 MLRS could out-gun and out-range 5 howitzers... Plus it is very mobile, makes it a very hard target to find...

    Do we have the capability to take them out 1st or at least have the deterrent to warn our enemy not to fire into residential or non-military targets?
    Actually we have this - Our last Ace in the Hole if we all ever come to blows with *points finger upwards* And this was taken out of a ultra top secret testing range here. This was why MINDEF banned all camera phones.

    "Wonders of the Human Mind. Unfathomable to the highest degree."

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Last time they said Centurion secret. Never seen it in NDP mobile display one leh.
    well it is in the public domain since some books are published. but that "two alphabets" still "officially" classified I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowee View Post
    Well... We officially only have the SM-1...

    How to replace something "we do not have"?
    yah hor! silly me

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    yup, why you think our Centurion can be used for so long?
    shh...not so loud...I thought the South Africans helped us there as well...what with their experience upgrading their centurions to oliphant

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Last time they said Centurion secret. Never seen it in NDP mobile display one leh.
    Open secret... To ya ya papaya to our neighbours and yet don't want to instigate them to buy MBTs by refusing to acknowledge it's existence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    Actually we have this - Our last Ace in the Hole if we all ever come to blows with *points finger upwards* And this was taken out of a ultra top secret testing range here. This was why MINDEF banned all camera phones.

    haiz, long long ago I already said we have to phase out those damn baked beans from the combat ration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    shh...not so loud...I thought the South Africans helped us there as well...what with their experience upgrading their centurions to oliphant
    not sure about the south africans, but the Tempest supppsed to be up to IDF standards.

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    I cant wait for the next NDP and the Padang with the drive pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowee View Post
    Wah lau... That is what the Israelis say before the Yom Kippur war... At least when they screw up, they still have a desert as buffer... Singapore screw up...
    Now you know why our friend always complain about overflights into their territory...
    Nowadays got spy satellite oso.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wowee View Post
    Singapore always buying "old" stuff then upgrade it... We may start buying from China especially if US refuse to sell us the equipment...
    Haha, buy from China, wait get chiong one. Short of some screws here and there.
    Maybe made from recycle milo can.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wowee View Post
    Always a good idea to have different suppliers if not you could be held ransom by the main supplier.
    Our main supplier is US lor. As long as ar kah liao with whoever is US president, then getting spare parts is no problem liao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    Actually we have this - Our last Ace in the Hole if we all ever come to blows with *points finger upwards* And this was taken out of a ultra top secret testing range here. This was why MINDEF banned all camera phones.

    Is that artillery piece some version of M110 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    haiz, long long ago I already said we have to phase out those damn baked beans from the combat ration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Our main supplier is US lor. As long as ar kah liao with whoever is US president, then getting spare parts is no problem liao.
    No wonder when Bush come, all traffic must stop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    I cant wait for the next NDP and the Padang with the drive pass
    I always thought the AVLB will be the most impressive thing on NDP.

    I remember the first time I saw one. I was posted to 38SCE for AE conversion in 81, the 3-tonner had to scramble to the road side to allow this rumbling thing to pass. our blue beret already turned to red with the dust, and when we peeped out of the back, we saw this HUGE thing towering over head, all your bones vibrating along when the AVLB driver steps on his accelerator.

    For the young chappies, Sungei Gedong in the old days, is mud track all the way from LCK road, no surfacing. Going back camp is like having to topo through Area D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowee View Post
    Wah lau... That is what the Israelis say before the Yom Kippur war... At least when they screw up, they still have a desert as buffer... Singapore screw up...

    Singapore always buying "old" stuff then upgrade it... We may start buying from China especially if US refuse to sell us the equipment...

    Always a good idea to have different suppliers if not you could be held ransom by the main supplier.
    Warfare is not just about having the latest and greatest weapons. Intelligence, tactics and logistics play a very critical role as well.

    In the Desert Storm, the american tanks could only travel as far as their loggies could follow, even tho their tanks had a much further combat range.

    When you buy weapons, you also need to factor in the maintenance needs and compatibility of that system with what you currently have in your arsenal.

    One Asean country bought MIG fighters. Powerful fighter that were touted to be equal to the F16 but the last i heard, several of them are not air worthy any more due to the lack of spare parts. They even cannibalize a couple of them for spares, so that they could fly them at their national day parade.
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