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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.
Screengrabs from a video commemorating its 50th Anniversary, hosted on the service’s official Facebook page and accessed by Jane’s on 29 March, showed the Aster 30 SAMP/T mounted on a Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles 8x8 TG-series truck at an undisclosed facility in Singapore.
Singapore has unveiled the first images of its new Aster 30 SAMP/T ground-based air defence system, which was quietly introduced in an air force promotional video.Photo by: Republic of Singapore Air Force
The system 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.
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