Announced in a press release on 22 March, the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has awarded a contract to Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) for the production and supply of the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV).
Developed together with the Defence Science and Technology Agency and the local defence industry, the Next Generation AFV will replace the ageing ULTRA M113 AFV which has been in service since the early 70s.
The vehicle is said to be equipped with enhanced firepower, protection and provides mobility and situational awareness for troops.
The new vehicle will be the mainstay of the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) mechanised forces, operating alongside the Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle, to fulfil the SAF’s operational requirements.
The delivery of the Next Generation AFV will begin in 2019.
Specifications of the new AFV produced by ST Engineering