Singapore's biggest defence technology firm ST Engineering aims for bigger global presence

It wants to help urban centres tackle issues such as traffic congestion and cyber security

An ST Engineering roving robot with surveillance capabilities deployed during "Exercise Station Guard" at the Hougang MRT Station last December. Innovation is a big part of the defence technology group's growth plan, says Mr Vincent Chong, its president a
An ST Engineering roving robot with surveillance capabilities deployed during "Exercise Station Guard" at the Hougang MRT Station last December. Innovation is a big part of the defence technology group's growth plan, says Mr Vincent Chong, its president and chief executive.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Singapore's biggest defence technology firm wants to be a major global player, focusing not just on defence capabilities but also smart city solutions. It aims to help growing urban centres tackle pressing issues such as traffic congestion, management of water resources, physical and cyber security.

"Our plan is that two-thirds of our future growth will come from the global market, outside Singapore. We want to be much more global than we are today and make our mark in the international defence business and in the area of smart city solutions," said Mr Vincent Chong, president and chief executive of ST Engineering.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2019, with the headline 'ST Engineering aims for bigger global presence'. Subscribe