Ministry of Defence

China bans military licence plates on luxury cars

Soldiers at a People's Liberation Army unit in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, display new and old military vehicle licence plates. Photo: Xinhua

Under a new registration system, all military vehicles must be given new car plates by Wednesday, and blacklisted sedans include those made by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lincoln, Cadillac, Bentley, Jaguar and Porsche, as well as the Volkswagen Phaeton, according to a ministry website.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 8:10am 6 comments

Britain to axe up to 5,300 army jobs

A British army soldier waves from an armoured vehicle while on patrol in Basra, Iraq. Photo: AP

The British government said on Tuesday it was making up to 5,300 army personnel redundant as part of cuts that will see troop numbers brought to the lowest levels since the early 19th century.

22 Jan 2013 - 8:54pm

Prince William's snaps reveal UK defence ministry passwords

Photos of Prince William showed more than intended. Photo: EPA

British palace officials had to hastily remove several photographs of Prince William from his official website after realising that they showed Ministry of Defence passwords in the background.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

In Brief

Call to restart civil service hiring

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Internet defence challenge no token gesture

Think for a moment about the following question: Singapore can have many friends, but ultimately we have to be able to defend Singapore ourselves. Why?

30 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Body found

A man, 25, was found dead in the toilet of a mahjong club in the basement of the Metropole Building, King's Road, North Point.

19 May 1999 - 12:00am

Priority treatment urged for policy supporting PLA

Key military departments have urged government units at various levels to help the PLA adjust to market conditions.

They were urged to realise the strategic importance of integrating defence construction with economic development.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Sliding budget sends defence into a tailspin

India's defence is jeopardised by a deep financial crisis, low morale and obsolete equipment, senior military officers have warned.

They say a catastrophe looms if no action is taken. Unless there is a reversal of current trends, a well-equipped aggressor could pose a real problem.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Defence show underlines arms build-up in region

The arms build-up in Southeast Asia over the past few years looks set to continue with the organisers of a defence show in the capital forecasting sales of military equipment worth 'billions of dollars'.

A record 626 companies are taking part in the biennial Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference, which opened yesterday.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am