Friday, May 26, 2017

Things to see and do at Army Open House 2017

Peekaboo: Look out for a new Singapore Army armoured vehicle that will make a special appearance at Saturday morning's Dynamic Defence Display (10am start time).

Waiting for you: Part of the sprawling static display of Singapore Armed Forces war machines.

Water world: The Singapore Army's M3G amphibious rigs forming up on the Marina Reservoir.


Dynamic Defence Display
Showtimes at 10am and 4pm.
Tip: Seats on the spectator gallery are limited. Would recommend being at AOH2017 when it opens, get your seat and enjoy the view of the Marina Barrage. Pick the lower seats as these bring you close to the action. Keep your eyes on the deregistered car on the display ground. With a Leopard 2SG main battle tank the first performer let loose, it's fairly obvious what the tank will do to that doomed car.
Look out for: The Special Operations Force (SOF), Army Deployment Force (ADF), Belrex Protected Combat Support Vehicle, Higuard Protected Mobility Vehicle, Ford F550 ambulance are among the vehicles featured for the first time.

Just for Saturday morning's show, look out for the special performance by the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle.


Battle Rides
You will need a mobilephone to register to ride on one of six types of Singapore Army vehicles. Four types of vehicles to choose from to ferry you around on land, while the LARC V and M3G raft will host you on water. You will be informed of your time slot via SMS.
Tip: Book your preferred time slot early, then take your time to browse through the exhibits.

Static Display
The NGAFV is expected to join the static display on Sunday.

You may want to take pictures of the Apache attack helicopter. The fleet is due to undergo an upgrade and the improved machine will have different stub wings.

Army Formations display
It's the place to find out more about the Singapore Army. It's packed with weapons and hands-on opportunities. It's a place to get out of the sun (and rain). It's got neat souvenirs. It's air-conditioned. Need we say more?


Level 2
Don't forget activities on Level 2. The large decals on the window tell you what to expect (see above). Good place to park active children. Kiddy rides, photo booths, shooting galleries, a chance to practice flying drones, "Night Walks" with night vision devices are among the highlights. Ask the AOH2017 ambassadors (in red shirts and green army slacks) how to get there.

Share your thoughts on National Service these circular handouts. Your feedback will be opened in 50 years' time at NS100.(Photo: Singapore Army Facebook)

For more:
Singapore Army Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/oursingaporearmy/

AOH2017 events page
https://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/press_room/events_and_activities/2017/aoh2017/news.html


3 comments:

Locust said...

Were our leopards upgraded further? The sights were changed - photo floating in internet. Do you happen to have a photo?

Benjamin Ong said...

Yes it was reported by shephard media.

sepecatgr1a said...

The new L2SG commander panoramic ( assumed 360 degrees rotation) sight is from Stelop a ST Electronics product. You can see the Stelop nameplate at the back of the sight if you look closer.
I wonder how this SG product compares with all the established optoelectro sights from Thales etc.

Wonder if it gives the L2SGs a hunter killer capability.

More importantly I only see two types of tank 120 mm rounds ( dummy form ) used in L2SGs. The new programmable rounds are available in 120 mm for MBTs are extremely effective against various target sets such as troops in open / in trenches / behind cover, ATGM teams, urban scenarios, helicopter, obstacle reduction etc.