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.