Singapore Deploys MBDA’s Aster 30

Singapore Deploys MBDA’s Aster 30 March 9, 2018

Singapore announced that MBDA's Aster 30 air defence system has been operationally deployed.

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen confirmed the delivery of the system, which was ordered in 2013, in a speech to Parliament’s defence committee on 2 March. The Aster 30 will replace the aged I-Hawk, which has a 40-km range. MBDA's system has the capability to intercept targets at altitudes from 50 m to 20 km in a range of up to 70 kilometres.

This is the first time that the ground-launched version of the Aster medium-range missile is deployed by a non-European nation. 

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