Singapore Ministry of Defence commissions enhanced Army Battlefield Internet


The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MoD) has commissioned the army battlefield internet (ABI) enhanced by the software defined radio (SDR) at Stagmont Camp, Singapore.

ABI is a network connecting computer systems used by land forces to facilitate communication in the battlefield.

Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen said: "With a higher bandwidth of up to four times the conventional hardware radio, it will now be possible for ground troops to simultaneously talk and send files, images, and videos to the brigade and division headquarters.

"With the SDR, the tracking of our own forces and marking of enemy targets and positions will be embedded within the images and videos that can be shared among commanders and ground troops."

"Today's Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) communications, command, and computer network systems are far superior and ahead of others in the region."

The SDR is expected to provide connectivity between the headquarters and their respective fighting forces through text messaging and simultaneous voice and data functions.

Hen added: "Today's Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) communications, command, and computer network systems are far superior and ahead of others in the region.

"The Signal Formation has indeed come a long way and we have shown that our systems work even in large-scale exercises with many hundreds of platforms and thousands of soldiers, such as Exercise Wallaby in Australia recently."