Singapore’s Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV), received new Samson 30 unmanned turret developed by the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Published by Mike Yeo reporter at his Twitter account on 1 March, the photograph shows the updated version of new Singaporean modern armored fighting vehicle. This all-in-one system can locate the fire source, enabling the crew to return fire effectively with a SAMSON 30 Unmanned Turret or by interfacing with other fighting platforms via the BMS network. In addition to a 30mm automatic cannon, two multi-purpose guided missiles, coax machine gun, the new turret integrates two independent sights, recessed launchers for smoke grenades and complete Trophy APS system.
The Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV) was unveiled in June 2016. It is being developed by Singapore’s Defence, Science and Technology Agency in collaboration with ST Engineering and the SAF. Development on the next-generation AFV is yet to be designated and began in 2006, while its service entry is planned for 2019. The new AVF is expected to replace the Singapore Army’s ageing M113 Ultra armoured vehicle and will strengthen the capabilities of armoured and motorised forces in lethality, protection, manoeuvrability and situational awareness.