Monday, January 11, 2010

New York zone: Universal Studios Singapore

This is another totally non-defence related post.

This is part of the New York street scene replicated at Universal Studios Singapore (USS). It's almost fully operational. Behind the facades, food & beverage outlets and retail stores are being fitted out and tested.

When I saw it today, I figured it would make a great training area for Military Operations in Urban Terrain.





8 comments:

goat89 said...

Sweet. Do what the FFL and Norgs do... MOUT in real urban areas. :D

EaseOne said...

I suppose we could have a CQB training display there as well. Make it an additional attraction to visit. hahaha!

bdique said...

Should give the planners for Ex Northstar a heads up :D

xtemujin said...

I would prefer we do a riverdance at the New York zone than turn it into a FIBUA/MOUT area.

Cheers.

Gordon said...

You are right David, New York zone would make a great training area for military operations in Urban Terrain especially with the Bionix on the street. Saw you today, but no time to call out to you as I was busy with some work that need to be attend to.

FIVE-TWO said...

intriguing idea about a FIBUA zone. who knows, a re-enactment of the Mumbai attack might be a macabre crowd puller?

David Boey said...

Hi 5-2,
Last year's Exercise Northstar VII was based on the Mumbai attack. Guests at Rasa Sentosa had a first hand view of the action.

Three Milnuts watched the rehearsal. There's a clip of the rappelling sequence on Youtube. :)

FIVE-TWO said...

CJ, I know! So invite the Northstar VII team to use your facility this year. What a win-win ;@)