History UsefulNotes / SingaporeansWithStealthFrigates

2nd Mar '16 4:56:19 AM yingrui97
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The RSAF operates many 3 to 3.5 Generation aircraft, like the F-15SG Strike Eagle, F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, F-5E Tiger, G550 AEW&C and C-130 Hercules to name a few. Located within Singapore are 4 Air Bases, amongst which the various squadrons are spread. Combined with two civilian airports, this makes Singaporean airspace one of the most crowded and heavily used in the world.

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The RSAF operates many 3 4 to 3.4.5 Generation aircraft, like the F-15SG Strike Eagle, F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, F-5E Tiger, G550 AEW&C and C-130 Hercules to name a few. Located within Singapore are 4 Air Bases, amongst which the various squadrons are spread. Combined with two civilian airports, this makes Singaporean airspace one of the most crowded and heavily used in the world.
16th Jan '16 6:34:40 PM SSgt_LuLZ
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* The SAF is mentioned but unseen in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3''. The futuristic SAF is described as corrupt and selfish by several citizens, having completely abandoned evacuation efforts after the Singapore Disaster due to ''[[GaiasVengeance typhoons]]'' hitting the region frequently, which led to the building of the containment wall. It is also heavily implied that the army does under-the-table transactions with the 54 Immortals and that several [=54i=] footsoldiers are or were serving members of the Singapore military, such as He "Seraph" Zhen-Zhen, an enforcer with familial ties to high ranking officials. The Singapore Police Force does makes a brief appearance [[spoiler:after the CIA's actions over the Disaster is revealed to the international public, when an enraged [=54i=] led by the surviving leader, Goh Xiulan goes on a violent rampage over the containment walls and into the heartlands. The local authorities are quickly overpowered, and as a result the entire country descends into chaos and anarchy by the end of the Singapore arc.]]

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* The SAF is mentioned but unseen in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3''. The futuristic SAF is described as corrupt and selfish by several citizens, having completely abandoned evacuation efforts after the Singapore Disaster due to ''[[GaiasVengeance typhoons]]'' hitting the region frequently, which led to the building of the containment wall. It is also heavily implied that the army does under-the-table transactions with the 54 Immortals and that several [=54i=] footsoldiers are or were serving members of the Singapore military, such as He "Seraph" Zhen-Zhen, an enforcer with familial ties to high ranking officials. The Singapore Police Force does makes a brief appearance [[spoiler:after [[spoiler:as allies in the CIA's actions over mission "Vengeance", after the Disaster is revealed to the international public, when an enraged [=54i=] led by the surviving leader, Goh Xiulan goes on a violent rampage over 54 Immortals breach the containment walls and into in response to a leak of the heartlands. CIA's direct involvement in the Disaster. The local authorities police responders are quickly overpowered, overwhelmed by the superior technological might of the gangsters and as a result the entire country islands descends into chaos and anarchy by the end of the Singapore arc.anarchy.]]
16th Jan '16 1:56:37 AM Anddrix
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One thing to note is that the RSN doesn't use typical Naval ranks like Ensign, Lieutenant Commander or Commander (except for its Admirals). They stick to the Army ranks, ostensibly because Naval command doesn't [[ViewersAreMorons want to confuse its servicemen]]. So a Captain in the RSN isn't really TheCaptain, but a [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel or full Colonel]] is. And a Lieutenant isn't exactly the Naval equivalent to a Captain, but is [[MindScrew really just]] a Lieutenant.

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One thing to note is that the RSN doesn't use typical Naval ranks like Ensign, Lieutenant Commander or Commander (except for its Admirals). They stick to the Army ranks, ostensibly because Naval command doesn't [[ViewersAreMorons want to confuse its servicemen]].servicemen. So a Captain in the RSN isn't really TheCaptain, but a [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel or full Colonel]] is. And a Lieutenant isn't exactly the Naval equivalent to a Captain, but is [[MindScrew really just]] a Lieutenant.
10th Nov '15 9:17:49 PM SSgt_LuLZ
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* The SAF is mentioned but unseen in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3''. The futuristic SAF is described as corrupt and selfish by several citizens, having completely abandoned evacuation efforts after the Singapore Disaster due to ''[[GaiasVengeance typhoons]]'' hitting the region frequently, which led to the building of the containment wall. It is also heavily implied that the army does under-the-table transactions with the 54 Immortals and that several [=54i=] footsoldiers are or were serving members of the Singapore military, such as He "Seraph" Zhen-Zhen, an enforcer with familial ties to high ranking officials. The Singapore Police Force does makes a brief appearance [[spoiler:after the CIA's actions over the Disaster is revealed to the international public, when an enraged [=54i=] led by the surviving leader, Goh Xiulan goes on a violent rampage over the containment walls and into the heartlands. The local authorities are quickly overpowered, and as a result the entire country descends into chaos and anarchy by the end of the Singapore arc.]]
30th Aug '15 8:12:09 PM SSgt_LuLZ
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* The 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy films [[Film/AhBoysToMen ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2'']]. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping (a.k.a. "I.P. Man"). Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be in touch with their kin are tackled. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment ''Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen'' has been released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit.

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* The 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy films [[Film/AhBoysToMen ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2'']].film trilogy of ''AhBoysToMen''. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping (a.k.a. "I.P. Man"). Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be in touch with their kin are tackled. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment ''Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen'' has been released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit.
* In the fourth singleplayer campaign level of ''{{Battlefield 4}}'', the Singapore Armed Forces is suspiciously and completely absent despite the level taking place in Chinese-occupied Singapore. No official word has been given pertaining to the state of the [=SAF=] and the local population, but given the comparatively astronomical might of the [[ChineseWithChopperSupport People's Liberation Army]], either the island's defenders had completely stood down in the face of occupation, or a more darker outcome, the [=PLA=] [[KillEmAll rendering the local army inoperable with extreme prejudice]]. The [=SAR 21 MMS=] and the Ultimax 100 Mark 5 are featured firearms in both singleplayer and multiplayer.
9th Jul '15 5:11:01 AM SSgt_LuLZ
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* The 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy films ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2''. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping (a.k.a. "I.P. Man"). Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be in touch with their kin are tackled. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment ''Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen'' has been released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit.

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* The 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy films [[Film/AhBoysToMen ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2''.2'']]. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping (a.k.a. "I.P. Man"). Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be in touch with their kin are tackled. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment ''Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen'' has been released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit.
12th Apr '15 7:47:58 PM RandomAdventure
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* The two-part film ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2'' is a 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy film. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping a.k.a. "I.P. Man". Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be that in touch with their kin are tackled in the movie. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment has been released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit. IP Man was not in the movie, since the actor was going through NS for real at the time of filming, but he does get a cameo at the end.

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* The two-part film 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy films ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2'' is a 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy film.2''. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping a.(a.k.a. "I.P. Man". Man"). Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be that in touch with their kin are tackled in the movie.tackled. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment ''Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen'' has been released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit. IP Man was not in the movie, since the actor was going through NS for real at the time of filming, but he does get a cameo at the end.
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11th Apr '15 4:11:03 PM jz1812
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The S.A.F.'s recruitment and training processes are noted to be gruesome and tough. Well said, so it is perhaps lucky for the women that they are just permitted to volunteer for service, unlike the men. However, any given National Serviceman is bound to say that the training faced by newer ones is [[TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo nothing compared]] to what ''they'' used to face. Singapore is also noted to produce some of its own military equipment and they are relatively well-made, which makes some of Singapore's neighbours jealous. Some examples are [[CoolGuns the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAR-21 SAR-21]] [[CoolGuns Bullpup Assault Rifle]] and [[MoreDakka the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimax Ultimax 100]] [[MoreDakka Lightweight Light Machine Gun]].[[note]]...which is not as awesome, given its proclivity to jamming. [[ShurFineGuns Very frequently.]][[/note]]

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The S.A.F.'s recruitment and training processes are noted to be gruesome and tough. Well said, so it is perhaps lucky for the women that they are just permitted to volunteer for service, unlike the men. However, any given National Serviceman is bound to say that the training faced by newer ones is [[TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo nothing compared]] to what ''they'' used to face. Singapore is also noted to produce some of its own military equipment and they are relatively well-made, which makes some of Singapore's neighbours jealous. Some examples are [[CoolGuns the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAR-21 SAR-21]] [[CoolGuns Bullpup Assault Rifle]] and [[MoreDakka the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimax Ultimax 100]] [[MoreDakka Lightweight Light Machine Gun]].[[note]]...which is not as awesome, given its proclivity to jamming. [[ShurFineGuns Very frequently.]][[/note]]
]] In fairness, this is due to the military's practice of modifying magazines intended for the M16, not an inherent design flaw.[[/note]]
9th Apr '15 1:25:56 AM Locnil
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* The two-part film ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2'' is a 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy film. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping a.k.a. "I.P. Man". Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be that in touch with their kin are tackled in the movie. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment has been confirmed.

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* The two-part film ''Ah Boys to Men'' and ''Ah Boys to Men 2'' is a 2012 Singaporean-Malaysian comedy film. The main plot revolves around a group of army recruits as they start their National Service. Ken Chow is a [[SpoiledBrat spoilt]] teenager who dislikes the Army and is reluctant to enlist as he wants to study abroad with his girlfriend. While waiting for the mandatory haircut, Ken gets to know a few people - "''Lobang''" [[StreetSmart Lee Onn]], [[Main/{{Nerd}} Aloysius Jin]] (a.k.a ''Wayang'' King) and Man In Ping a.k.a. "I.P. Man". Emotional issues that National Service recruits experience for a long period of time, such as not being able to be that in touch with their kin are tackled in the movie. It also pokes fun into many infamous incidents related to the Singapore Army by parodying these events. It is the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time, and has grossed over four times of its S$3 million budget. Buoyed by audience demand, a third installment has been confirmed.
released, in an alternate ending where, instead of going their different ways after the second movie to the Officer Cadet School and Specialist Cadet School, Aloysius, Ken and Lobang instead somehow find themselves at the Naval Diving Unit. IP Man was not in the movie, since the actor was going through NS for real at the time of filming, but he does get a cameo at the end.
25th Feb '14 2:41:25 AM alchixinren
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* '''Defence Executive Officers''' - Also known as '''[=DXOs=]'''. They aren't military personnel per se, as they retain their civilian [=IDs=] and have some civilian privileges. They mainly serve in an administrative or advisory capability. Officers and enlisted regulars who have [[OldSoldier retired]] because they have reached their maximum term of service can also choose to stay with the S.A.F. in the capacity of a DXO as well.

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* '''Defence Executive Officers''' - Also known as '''[=DXOs=]'''.'''D[[XtremeKoolLetterz X]][=Os=]'''. They aren't military personnel per se, as they retain their civilian [=IDs=] and have some civilian privileges. They mainly serve in an administrative or advisory capability. Officers and enlisted regulars who have [[OldSoldier retired]] because they have reached their maximum term of service can also choose to stay with the S.A.F. in the capacity of a DXO as well.
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