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Parliamentary committee for defence visits unmanned aerial vehicle command

Published on Jul 11, 2014 8:14 PM
Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Mr Sitoh Yih Pin (second from right), accompanied by Minister of State for Defence, Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman (third from right), trying out the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle simulator during the visit on Friday, July 11. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO

SINGAPORE - Members of a parliamentary group for defence visited the Murai Camp on Friday to learn more about drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles.

They went to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Command Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) located at the camp on a visit hosted by Minister of State for Defence Maliki Osman.

Members of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs (GPC-DFA) and its resource panel were briefed on the organisational structure and role of the UAV Command, which has been responsible for the development of unmanned systems in the SAF since 2007.

Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Ho Kum Luen, commander of UAV Command, also shared how his unit leverages on technology to train servicemen to perform their roles safely and effectively.

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