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Issue 3/13
- Defending our everyday


Onwards and Upwards - Celebrating 40 Years of the Navy

Journey through time; learn about their humble beginnings to the formidable force they are today. Be inspired by their dreams and aspirations, their steadfast transformation into a 3rd Generation Navy and their collaborations with other Navies.


RSN Corporate Brochure

Singapore's borders are Maritime. Its neighbourhood is Maritime. The sea is Singapore's lifeline and link to the outside world. A maritime nation like Singapore relies on the freedom of access to the sea for its prosperity and depends on the sea lanes to ensure an unbroken supply of daily necessities.


Integrated SAF counter-piracy task force in Gulf of Aden
Posted: 14 Apr 2014, 0830 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

The set-up of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) counter-piracy task group currently deployed in the Gulf of Aden (GoA) is an example of the close integration among the SAF's air, land, and sea assets.

SAF Deploys Fifth Task Group to the Gulf of Aden
Posted: 17 Mar 2014, 1000 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed a task group in support of international counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden for the fifth time. Led by Colonel Cheong Kwok Chien, the 151-strong SAF task group comprises the Republic of Singapore Navy Formidable-class stealth frigate, RSS Tenacious, with a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk naval helicopter on board. During its three-month deployment, the SAF task group will operate under the ambit of the multinational Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 to undertake counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.

Navy TVC: hear the stories of 4 RSN personnel who defend our everyday
Posted: 24 Dec 2013, 1145 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

Story by Leon Lam | Photos by NRC 

Submariner SLTC Loh, who is the Commanding Officer of RSS SWORDSMAN, starred in the RSN’s latest TVC with his 10-year old son.

You've seen them in the RSN’s latest television commercial - now hear the stories of four RSN personnel who watch over our island nation. "If our waters aren’t safe, the impact to Singapore’s economy would be immense," said ME1 Karrthik S/O Sammugong, Weapons Control System Operator who goes out on a patrol vessel RSS DARING and keeps watch on the bridge and in the combat information centre. It is one of the 11 patrol vessels in the Maritime Security Task Force that polices the Singapore Strait as a means of deterrence against potential threats.

Recognising Excellence
Posted: 24 Dec 2013, 1130 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)

Story and Photos by Avinash Verma

Badges of Excellence

Military Experts were presented with the new Military Domain Expert Scheme vocational specialisation badges on 29 November. As our Navy experts become increasingly skilled in their various fields of expertise, they progress from silver to gold and finally to a gold badge with a star. We show you what the various designs mean.


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