30 Apr '17, 9pm

iPad the launch pad for design of new Singapore naval vessel - The Straits Times

It was a eureka moment that came from one of the most unlikely places. During the early design stages of the Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) in September 2010, Lieutenant- Colonel Chew Chun Chau chanced upon a video of the late Steve Jobs introducing the iPad. If an iPad's functions could be customised with apps, he wondered why a ship could not also be modified according to its mission. That became the design philosophy for the LMV, the first locally designed and built warship since the launch of the first Endurance-class Landing Ship Tank in 1998. The LMV can be quickly configured to take on a spectrum of operations. During maritime security operations, for example, it can carry rigid-hull inflatable boats, boarding teams and a helicopter. It can also be adapted with medical-related equipment and specifications for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, as...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ipad-the-launch-pad...

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