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An invisible security blanket that has been protecting Singapore from potential air threats after 2006 is seeking an upgrade in a new frontier: unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) engineers involved in the country's enhanced Island Air Defence (IAD) system are hoping to plug the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) UAVs into the multilayered, islandwide network. The IAD already links up all of the RSAF's air defence weapons and sensors, including surface-to-air missiles and multipurpose radars, in monitoring the skies over Singapore and responding swiftly to potential threats. Another aim is to ensure that the IAD remains updated in detecting potentially hostile UAVs, given how they have become more accessible and advanced. For the first time, key members of the DSTA team behind the IAD system shared in a recent interview how the...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/dsta-team-to-streng...

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