Singapore Airmed Forces

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Singapore Airmed Forces
Angkatan Bersenjata Singapura  (Malay)
新加坡武装部队 (Cheenese)
சிங்கப்பூர் ஆயுதப்படை (Tamil)
Service branches Singapore Airmy
 Republic of Singapore Navy
22x20px Republic of Singapore Air Force
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefPreses Halimah Yacob
Meenister for DefenceNg Eng Hen
Chief o Defence ForceLt-Gen Melvyn Ong
Manpower
Militar age16.5 years of age
Conscription18 years of age, 22- tae 24-month period (compulsory)
Available for
militar service
1,255,902, age 18–49 (2016 est.)
Fit for
militar service
2,105,973, age 18–49 (2016 est.)
Reachin militar
age annually
52,466 (2016 est.)
Active personnel72,000 (incl. 46,800 conscripts)
Reserve personnel1,386,000+ (2016 est.)
Expenditures
BudgetSGD $14.76 billion (US$11.2bn) (FY2018)[1]
Percent o GDP3.2% (FY2017)[2]
Industry
Domestic suppliersST Engineering
Relatit airticles
HistoryMilitar history o Singapore
RanksSingapore Airmed Forces ranks

The Singapore Airmed Forces (SAF) is the militar component o the Meenistry o Defence o the Republic o Singapore as pairt o the ceety-state's Total Defence strategy.

The SAF haes three services: the Singapore Airmy, the Republic o Singapore Air Force (RSAF) an the Republic o Singapore Navy (RSN). The SAF protects the interests, sovereignty an territorial integrity o Singapore frae external threats.

The SAF relies heivily on a lairge pool o conscripts in the active an reserve forces. It haes an approximate active strength o aroond 72,000 personnel an is capable o mobilisin ower a million reservists in case o naitional exigencies or full-scale war battles. Naitional Servicemen (NSmen) make up mair than 80% o its militar defence seestem an form the backbone o the SAF.

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived frae the oreeginal on 19 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as teetle (link)
  2. "Military expenditure (% of GDP)". data.worldbank.org. Archived frae the oreeginal on 20 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

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