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UNCLASSIFIED1/ 14 S&T for Regional Security – Singapore’s Perspective RADM Harris Chan, Future Systems & Technology Architect Future Systems & Technology.

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1 UNCLASSIFIED1/ 14 S&T for Regional Security – Singapore’s Perspective RADM Harris Chan, Future Systems & Technology Architect Future Systems & Technology Directorate Ministry of Defence, Singapore

2 UNCLASSIFIED2/ 14 Our S&T Budget US$7B US$8B US$9B US$10B US$200M US$400M US$600M US$800M Defence Budget R&T Budget Our S&T budget is about US$380M (4%) of the defence budget. Our Population: 5.4 million (2013) Our GDP: US$295.2B (2013)

3 UNCLASSIFIED3/ 14 Key Interest Areas for S&T Guidance & Control -Localisation in GPS-deprived Envr -Advanced Navigation Protective Systems - Electric Armour Machine Intelligence - Mission Execution in Unregulated Terrain Power & Energy -Portable Fuel Cell -Graphene for Energy Storage Chem-Bio Defence Autonomous Underwater Tech -Toxin Detection and Diagnosis -Microbial Forensics -Towed Side Scan Sonar - Long-Endurance Sonar Buoys

4 UNCLASSIFIED4/ 14 Collaboration with Foreign Partners USA Sweden France Australia UK Germany India AFRL DRDO USMC

5 UNCLASSIFIED5/ 14 Our Principles for Foreign S&T Collaboration  Collaboration should be mutually beneficial  Collaboration should be balanced, e.g. co-funding, exchange of information/data/technology Singapore provides USV for trials. France provides towed side scan sonar and expendable mine disposal system for trials.

6 UNCLASSIFIED6/ 14 Our Domestic Challenges Evolving Socio-Economic Attitudes of Singaporeans SAF will need to be prepared for a leaner force and leverage on technologies that can deliver force-multiplying effects. Due to our falling birth rate, and tighter immigration policy, our pool for conscript will by 20% in the next 15 years. Shrinking Pool available for Conscript - Our people are calling for more government support on social needs. - There may also be greater public scrutiny on defence spending. 25,000 20,000 15,000 10, %

7 UNCLASSIFIED7/ 14 Technology Enablers to Support SAF 2030 Big Data Analytics Predictive Analysis Natural Language Processing Uncover hidden patterns and correlations Machine Learning Unmanned Convoy Robotics Swarming UAVs UGVs AUV

8 UNCLASSIFIED8/ 14 Singapore’s Maritime Security Command Post Command Post Maritime Security Task Force to ensure Singapore's maritime security. Cognitive Tasks Analysis Machine Assisted Ops Planning, Control & Monitoring Seamless Integrating of Ops Workflow Big Data Analytics 60% in Manning in effectiveness of Early Warning and Actionable Intelligence 4 x in coverage Anomaly Detection

9 UNCLASSIFIED9/ 14 Proposed Regional HADR Coord Centre (RHCC) At the Control Centre On the field RHCC provides a platform to facilitate fast and coordinated military response to regional natural disasters. Response Coordination Response Coordination Consequence Management Impact Assessment Comprehensive Awareness

10 UNCLASSIFIED10/ 14 RHCC’s Capabilities enabled by Technology Real-time Collaboration Analytics Tools Shared Situation Awareness Terrain Mapping Resources Planning Casualty Management Route Planning Language and Speech Translation Sentiment Analysis Cognitive Inference of Resources Prioritization Crowd Sourcing , Chat and Social Media Augmented Reality Mobile Apps Enabled Site Assessment

11 UNCLASSIFIED11/ 14 Greater use of Robotics for Security Ops and HADR in the future Land Search Operations Casualty Evacuation Stabilisation Patrol Aid Delivery Underwater Search Operations

12 UNCLASSIFIED12/ 14 Singapore - Building a Smart Nation 3D mapping using drones Computer models to detect disease Driverless cars Satellite-based Electronic Road Pricing Auto-tracking of Security forces and fast response CCTV feeds with data analytics to improve public transport Modeling & Simulation for Town Planning Buoys with sensors to test waters for pollutants Wireless sensors to detect water quality & leaks Singapore will need to step up its efforts in defending the nation against cyber attacks, which extend beyond borders and threaten daily life of ever more connected global citizens.

13 UNCLASSIFIED13/ 14 Priority Research Focus Area: Cyber Defence Embedded (Mobile) Cyber Physical System (e.g. SCADA) Cyber Physical System (e.g. SCADA) Corporate IT System ProtectDetectRespondRecover Anti-virus & Anti-Intrusion SW Customised Sensors Big Data Analytics Trusted & High Assurance System Malware Analysis Virtual Machine End-to-end Design for Resilence Planning Stage

14 UNCLASSIFIED14/ 14 Q&A


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