Army Intelligence is often dubbed as the “eyes and ears” of Our Army. As a key element in Our Army, the formation is entrusted with the responsibility to collect and understand real-time information, and provide accurate, timely and relevant Intelligence to Our Army. Armed with skills in Intelligence analysis, surveillance and deployment of tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), as well as other specialised Intelligence assets, Army Intelligence Formation provides an edge for Our Army in this modern battlefield.
To ensure that competencies are kept relevant to meet today’s challenges in Intelligence operations, Army Intelligence Formation has continuously been transforming the training of Intelligence professionals in Our Army. The formation has also been supporting both local high security and overseas operations through the deployment of Intelligence Surveillance Teams and Imagery Analysis Teams. Army Intelligence also aided in SAF’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.
ARMY INTELLIGENCE THROUGH THE YEARS
Department of Military Intelligence (DMI) was set up
School of Military Intelligence (SMI) was established to train officers and men in the field of Military Intelligence
A Sensor System Wing was established in SMI to provide expertise for the development and training of Intelligence Sensor Systems for Our Army
First Military Intelligence Battalion was formed to provide a full spectrum of Intelligence capabilities for Our Army and to spearhead the development and delivery of a 3G Intelligence capability
10 and 11 C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) Battalions were formed to provide faster response to support the High Readiness Core (HRC) in security operations and Peace-Time Contingency Operations (PTCO), as well as to support the combined arms brigades
Army Intelligence Formation was stood up
FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE !
8TH BATTALION, SINGAPORE INFANTRY REGIMENT
8th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (8 SIR) has a vital role to play in deploying and sustaining the competencies of Security Troopers for SAF camps. As Security Troopers, they are entrusted with the onerous task to defend against any potential breach and intrusion to the military camps and bases through day and night. From access control checks to armed sentries, their presence allows units to focus on their daily operations and training within a protected vicinity.
Since establishment, 8 SIR has been maintaining the highest level of readiness and capabilities in 24/7 operations to safeguard our camps and bases. Security Troopers have been successful in deterring potential threats to our camps and on numerous occasions, have prevented unauthorised entry into our camps. To equip Security Troopers with the relevant proficiencies and ensure their skills are kept up to date, refresher training is held on a regular basis in addition to their daily operations.
8 SIR THROUGH THE YEARS
8 SIR was set up
The Sector Response Force (SRF) was set up to enhance security in an integrated SAF camps and bases security concept
Inauguration for 8 SIR sector flags. Sectors were recognised as companies within the battalion
Commissioning of the Army’s Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicle (PRV) to replace the V200s
READY AND VIGILANT !
9TH BATTALION, SINGAPORE INFANTRY REGIMENT
9th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (9 SIR) plays a dedicated and vital role in the Protection of Installations (POI), in particular, Key Installations (KINs) such as Changi Airport. As part of the Island Defence Task Force (IDTF), 9 SIR raises, trains and sustains Military Security personnel who are deployed at KINs. The unit also teams up with other homeland security agencies to deal with several security-related incidents and has been successful in deterring potential threats to KINs.
9 SIR has completed over 50 operational deployments to date and continues to maintain the highest level of readiness and capability in 24/7 operations. They play a critical role in safeguarding our military and civilian KINs and undergo specialised training to ensure troopers are equipped with the relevant competencies. Other than training in drills involving baton-torches, soldiers are also taught how to conduct cordon-and-search operations.
9 SIR THROUGH THE YEARS
9 SIR was set up
Participation in first Combat Skills Badge Qualification Test to enhance competencies for conventional infantry operations
Establishment of joint SAF-Airport Police Division (SAF-APD) security patrols in Changi Airport
Set up of Unmanned Watch Tower in Jurong Island
VIGILANT AND RESILIENT !
Written by: CPL Brandon Kit
The annual Best Unit and Best National Service (NS) Unit Competitions were introduced in 1969 and 1993 respectively, to recognise units which have excelled in the areas of combat readiness, operational proficiency and administrative excellence. Units involved are assessed based on a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process over the past year. This year, we continue to recognise our best units and would like to congratulate them on their achievements!
Best Active Units
Best Combat Unit:
1st Commando Battalion
Best Infantry/Guards Unit:
3rd Battalion, Singapore Guards
Best Armour Unit:
48th Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment
Best Artillery Unit:
24th Battalion, Singapore Artillery
Best Signal/C4I Unit:
11th Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Battalion
Best Combat Engineers Unit:
38th Battalion, Singapore Combat Engineers
Best Combat Support Unit:
Best Combat Service Support Unit:
6th Army Maintenance Base
Best NS Units
Best NS Infantry/Guards Unit:
746th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
772nd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
788th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
740th Battalion, Singapore Guards
612th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment
Best NS Armour Unit:
473rd Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment
Best NS Artillery Unit:
288th Battalion, Singapore Artillery
Best NS Combat Engineers Unit:
324th Battalion, Singapore Combat Engineers
Best NS Signals Unit:
9th Signal Battalion
Best NS Combat Service Support Unit:
63rd Combat Service Support Battalion
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