Singapore launches Invincible


Super sub: The Invincible was launched at German defence contractor thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ shipyard in the port city Kiel in north Germany. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

KIEL (Germany): Singapore’s acquisition of four new Type 218SG submarines, which offer more firepower and combat options, is a timely move as maritime security challenges evolve and countries beef up their submarine fleets, said Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen.

Speaking on Monday at the launch of the first Type 218SG submarine named Invincible, Dr Ng said Singapore faces threats in the maritime domain, including terrorism, the shipping of illegal arms, weapons of mass destruction and people, as well as piracy.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

World , world

   

Next In Regional

Bursa Malaysia ends lower in line with regional retreat Premium
Scientists in SG develop computer program that can detect those at higher risk of depression Premium
China accused of interference as Australia PM's WeChat account vanishes Premium
Covid-19 Watch: 3,214 new cases bring total to 2,836,159 Premium
Bank Negara’s international reserves at US$116.2bil as at Jan 14 Premium
Najib to apply for Queen's counsel from UK for SRC appeal Premium
Indonesia reopens islands to Singaporean tourists Premium
Singapore core inflation rises at fastest pace in nearly 8 years Premium
'Single's Inferno' star Song Ji-ah makes RM105k per Instagram post Premium
Olympics-Beijing 2022 says 6 new positive cases detected among Games-related personnel on Jan. 23 Premium

Others Also Read


Vouchers