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Singapore to acquire European surface-to-air missile system - 09/17/2013
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Singapore is acquiring an advanced European air defence system as a replacement for its ageing US-made Hawk surface-to-air batteries, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said Monday. Ng said the ASTER-30 Surface-to-Air Missile System, manufactured by European defence firm MBDA, will allow the city-state to counter multiple threats from fighter jets, helicopters, drones and precision guided missiles. "The ASTER-30's capabilities are many times more potent than our I-HAWK ground-based air defence system," he told parliament. Read more



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