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As the year draws to a close, PIONEER looks back at nine of the most significant MINDEF/SAF stories and events in 2019.
In this year's Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Day interview, Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen outlines the SAF's plans to meet challenges ranging from shrinking manpower numbers to an increase in cyber threats and terrorism.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will continue to invest in platforms that can deliver greater combat power using less manpower, set up a cyber formation comprising a strong core of Regulars, build high-tech training facilities, and to optimise the deployment of national servicemen.
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is arming itself with new assets and technologies to take Singapore into the next phase of defence
A strong Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) protects Singapore and Singaporeans. To continue to do so, persistent investments and efforts must be made to build the next-generation SAF that will allow it to respond better to security threats.