Thursday, June 2, 2011

Geared for Battle with the Terrex

The Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) first motorised infantry unit became operational on May 31st 2011 with a show of force at the Murai Urban Training Facility. Troops from the 2nd Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment (2 SIR) conducted a mock battle with the SAF's latest war machine, the Terrex, made in Singapore and developed jointly by the SAF, the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and ST Engineering.

The souped-up battlefield taxis provide added combat power alongside tanks and support fire from artillery units, with the strikes against enemy targets coordinated with the aid of combat min-robot sand laptops that soldiers carry in their backpacks.

Click on the picture for a bigger and better view of the Terrex :)

First introduced in 2009, the armored Terrex transports and protects troops, and its advanced networking system allows it to connect with Army HQ, air and land fighting machines, as well as soldiers on the field. The SAF currently has 90 Terrex vehicles, with another 45 of these eight-wheelers to arrive and a second Army unit to be trained on them.

I'd posted an earlier post on the TERREX Infantry Carrier Vehicle last September HERE.

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