Friday, March 13, 2009

Steel Rain

In yesterday's Straits Times, it was reported that India is expected to buy Singapore howitzers. This is the Pegasus 155mm lightweight and self-propelled howitzer developed and produced by ST Kinetics. The Pegasus 155mm howitzer is the world's first self-propelled, heli-portable heavy artillery. It weighs 5.4 tonnes, is 10 metres long and can fire three rounds in 24 seconds! The value of the contract is believed to be about $1 billion for 145 pieces of the ultra-lightweight 155mm cannons.

Why am I bringing this up? I'm just collecting all the information available about the Singapore Armed Forces' high-tech arsenal which are making waves internationally because coming from a tiny red dot on the global map, it's certainly IMPRESSIVE and I'm damn proud of it :)

2 comments:

cosmicbaby said...

So soon one can find more weapons of mAss destruction on this small red dot vs in Iraq?

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

They still can't find the Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq - LOL!! The closest George Bush came to were a pair of shoes thrown at him during a press conference :D