Digital and Intelligence Service: What lies ahead for the SAF?

The fourth military service is a response to the challenges of our times. But it will require the SAF to undertake numerous changes, from new career paths to doctrine revisions.

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Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen's unveiling last week of the Digital and Intelligence Service (DIS) marked a major milestone in the modernisation of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

The creation of a fourth service, after the army, navy and air force, is the most important organisational change in the SAF in years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2022, with the headline Digital and Intelligence Service: What lies ahead for the SAF?. Subscribe