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
First produced in 2006, the Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle represents a new class of wheeled vehicles that is network-centric, highly mobile and survivable. It also networks soldiers with other land and air weapon platforms, facilitating the delivery of information and fire in the battlefield. The platform offers great flexibility in adopting many protection solutions, weapon configurations and vehicular customisations. Here are some things that make this weapon extremely versatile on the battlefield.
Weapon Detection System (WDS)
Using only sound and shock waves, the WDS is able to detect and locate the source of fire. The data is transferred to the Remote Controlled Weapon System and BMS for engagement.
Interior: Battlefield Management System (BMS) & Closed Hatch Driving System
The BMS takes information from both air and land platforms and quickly disseminates it to allies and as part of the driving system, three LCD screens are built in for easier and safe driving.
Global Positioning System Sensors (GPS Sensor) & All Around Surveillance System
In addition to the GPS, low lux cameras are mounted to the front, sides and back of the vehicle to enhance the viewing area for the driver. Infra-red light is also available on the front and back to enhance movement in the dark. Additionally, a thermal imaging camera is mounted to the front to detect heat waves.
Independent Suspension System
Allows for smooth transitions over normally rocky or uneven terrains. This allows the Terrex to climb up certain small slopes as well.
Seating Capacity: 11 troopers + 2 crews
Maximum Speed: 105km/h
Remote Control Weapon System: 7.62mm GPMG and 40mm Auto Grenade Launcher, 0.5’’ Heavy Machine Gun
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