Singapore to buy two new submarines

Singapore is buying two new German-made submarines - Type-218SG - that will be delivered from 2024 to replace its older underwater vessels.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said yesterday at a maritime trade show that Singapore needs to make the purchases to keep pace with the growth of navies in Asia and to remain an effective force, even as it continues to work with other navies in tackling common security challenges.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2017, with the headline 'Singapore to buy two new submarines'. Print Edition | Subscribe