Singapore s first Archer class submarine the RSS Archer is now in active service

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen officiated at a commissioning ceremony at the Changi Naval Base on Friday morning.
RSS Archer was launched in Sweden more than two years ago.

It arrived in Singapore in August this year, and the pioneer crew had to undergo comprehensive training to operate the advanced systems.

The submarine has successfully conducted various system verifications and sea trials in local conditions as part of its operationalisation process.

Dr Ng said the RSS Archer has significantly enhanced Singapore's submarine capability and will strengthen Singapore's ability to contribute to the peace and stability of the region.

Posted On : 03 December,2011