Singapore set up a special operations forces can meet the threat of bioterrorism
BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) Singapore Armed Forces this month set up a special operations forces (Special Operations Task Force, referred to as the SOTF), integrated army commandos, navy divers and other special forces unit of power, strengthening the implementation of special operations, anti-terrorism and emergency response capabilities.
According to Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao reported that special operations forces are also responsible for coordinating all military special forces operations, training and capacity development, may need to mix (mix and match) transferees. It also has command of four staff, chief of staff departments: operations, intelligence, planning, and combat service support personnel from the armed forces, to ensure coordinated action and training can achieve. Chief of Staff will lead the support team.
Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean said recently: “Special operations forces will combine all of the armed forces special forces, plus support units, to strengthen their partnership, enabling them to more comprehensive and effective implementation of task. “
He said special operations forces will be responsible for spot building, aircraft, vessels and other difficult actions to meet the increasingly complex terrorist threats. “We not only deal with an armed person, it may need to cope with high explosives and a variety of chemical and biological weapons were.”
military unit formed by the combination of different forces there are local Defence Headquarters (Island Defence HQ) and Maritime Security Task Force (Maritime Security Task Force).