Singapore's next-frontier defence innovations

Can Singapore become a leading innovator in the research, development and production of next-generation defence technologies?

For Singapore, the rationale for pursuing military innovation has never been greater. As the gap in military technology in East Asia narrows with that of the West, and the character of regional security challenges becomes more complex, Singapore must search for its niche capabilities in military technology-such as by developing superior skills and knowledge, intelligence, information and technology - to better protect itself.

Moreover, Singapore faces demographic challenges and a shrinking military force, which requires developing and integrating defence systems in new ways to become more efficient and agile.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore's next-frontier defence innovations'. Print Edition | Subscribe