SAF's new indoor firing range hits the mark

SAF's new indoor firing range hits the mark
Soldiers in action at the Singapore Armed Forces' new indoor live-firing range, where realistic scenarios can be simulated for training.

SINGAPORE - Singapore's soldiers will spend a lot more time sharpening their marksmanship at the Republic's latest indoor firing range, which was officially opened on Friday.

With the seven indoor ranges at the new Multi-Mission Range Complex, combat troops will get 60 per cent more training lessons.

They will also learn shooting techniques useful for combat in built-up urban areas.

The complex at Pasir Laba is wholly managed by a consortium of civilian companies including Certis Cisco.

This frees servicemen from administrative tasks like retrieving spent cartridges and issuing ammunition, which they used to do, to focus on combat training.

It is the world's first marksmanship training centre to have multiple firing ranges that provide training for different shooting missions and simulation for both day and night environments.

It will also be used to train operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) more frequently than they are now.

The state-of-the-art facility has features not found in other firing ranges. For instance, it can use realistic computer-generated images to simulate scenarios like "terrorists" taking hostages in Changi Airport.

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