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Singapore reveals first images of Aster 30 SAM system, confirms delivery

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has revealed the first images of its newly delivered MBDA Aster 30 SAMP/T (Sol-Air Moyenne Portée Terrestre, or surface-to-air medium range/land) self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The first sighting of the missile system appeared in a video hosted on the service’s Facebook page and accessed by Jane’s on 29 March, but it has since been removed.
The Aster 30 SAMP/T will replace the RSAF’s heavily modified but ageing Raytheon MIM-23B Improved Homing All the Way Killer (I-HAWK) missile systems operated by 163 Squadron, which entered service in the early 1980s.
Singapore has unveiled the first images of its new Aster 30 SAMP/T ground-based air defence system, which was leaked in an air force promotional video. The video has since been removed.Photo by: Republic of Singapore Air Force
“The RSAF has taken delivery of the Aster 30 missile system,” a Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) spokesperson told Jane’s in a 29 March statement.