Dummy anti-tank weapons found left by roadside

Pictures have surfaced online of what looks like a pair of anti-tank weapons placed beside a transformer box by the roadside. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM HARDWAREZONE.COM.SG
Pictures have surfaced online of what looks like a pair of anti-tank weapons placed beside a transformer box by the roadside. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM HARDWAREZONE.COM.SG
Pictures have surfaced online of what looks like a pair of anti-tank weapons placed beside a transformer box by the roadside. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM HARDWAREZONE.COM.SG
Pictures have surfaced online of what looks like a pair of anti-tank weapons placed beside a transformer box by the roadside. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM HARDWAREZONE.COM.SG

SINGAPORE - Two anti-tank weapons have been handed over to authorities after pictures of them left by a roadside surfaced online.

Posted on Thursday afternoon on forum Hardwarezone, the weapons were dummy MATADOR rocket launchers used by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for training.

They were found at the junction of Old Chua Chua Kang Road and Sungei Tengah Road.

According to the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) website, the MATADOR (Man-portable Anti-Tank, Anti-DOoR) is a 90mm calibre man-portable disposable anti-armour weapon system.

In a post on The Singapore Army's Facebook page, Mindef confirmed the dummy weapons were found by a member of public on Thursday.

 

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They have since been handed over to the police and the SAF.

"These dummy weapons are meant only for training, and are inert. The unit responsible has recovered the items," the army said.

"The SAF takes a serious view of this incident and investigations are currently underway."