Singapore Ministry of Defence, The RSN hosted a display today by 18 warships and two Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) at Changi Naval Base (CNB) as part of the programme for the International Maritime Defence Exhibition Asia (IMDEX Asia) 2005.
The warships were from Australia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United States. Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean visited some of the foreign warships. He also observed a demonstration of the Spartan USV.
The RSN and the US Navy are collaborating in the development of the Spartan USV, which can be configured for a variety of roles such as Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and Mine Countermeasure. The use of unmanned technology is an important component of the SAF
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