No decision on changes to IPPT system yet: SAF

No decision on changes to IPPT system yet: SAF
Servicemen would likely welcome the scrapping of the standing broad jump (above). A good number of them fail the station and have to undergo remedial training.

The Singapore Army said it has not yet decided on making changes to the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT).


Get the full story from The Straits Times.

Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Training) Colonel Ng Ying Thong told AsiaOne on Wednesday: "The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) constantly reviews its training system to stay relevant. The current Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) remains the test protocol for individual physical fitness in the SAF."

Read the full statement posted on the Singapore Army Facebook page here:

The Singapore Army wish to clarify the report on "SAF soldiers' IPPT likely to change" (ST 23 Oct 13).

There has not been any decision to change our IPPT system.

The SAF constantly review our training system, including physical training regimes and physical fitness tests, to ensure that they are relevant and effective, and continue to meet our operational requirements.

We have been examining the physical training regimes in other established militaries to learn about the latest training and testing methodology. The SAF will continue to improve the effectiveness of our physical training system to enhance the physical fitness of our soldiers.

The current IPPT continues to be valid and serves as a baseline measure of physical fitness.

We wish to reiterate that there have been no decision to change the current IPPT system.

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