How is transport of armoury safeguarded?

In the light of the recent detention in Hong Kong of armoured vehicles belonging to the Singapore Armed Forces, what safety and security measures does the Ministry of Defence have when using commercial transport to move SAF vehicles across international borders ("SAF armoured vehicles seized in HK moved to secure site: Mindef"; Nov 27, "China airs views on seized armoured vehicles as SAF team reaches HK"; Nov 26, and "SAF armoured vehicles seized at Hong Kong port"; Nov 25)?

If SAF vehicles, vessels and aircraft fall into the wrong hands, it could compromise military secrets and our security.

What measures are there to safeguard the transport of our armoury against pirates and terrorists?

Shah Pakri

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 29, 2016, with the headline 'How is transport of armoury safeguarded?'. Print Edition | Subscribe