01 July 2017

News Story: Singapore's armed forces to reorganize for terror threat

SINGAPORE, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has to reorganize to respond to terrorism threat, said Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen at the SAF Day Interview.

"Now the reorganization occurs at a backdrop of changing assumptions, in which attacks that could occur in Singapore may increase in scale, frequency and impact," the minister told media earlier this week.

He said the SAF will train more National Servicemen to deal with homeland security and will open a dedicated training institution called the Island Defense Training Institute (IDTI) in July, which has a mission to train National Servicemen to conduct joint operations with the Home Team.

Each year, about 18,000 full-time and operationally ready National Servicemen will be trained for capabilities for homeland security, he added.

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