Jul 1, 2014

Singapore considers buying larger ship for humanitarian ops

Singapore is considering buying a Joint Multi-Mission Ship (JMMS),that will enable it to send more helicopters to crisis-hit areas.
After the Singaporte experience in helping with relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November, it was underscored the need for a JMMS, which has greater capacity and longer range than the LST. The latter can carry two Super Puma helicopters or one Chinook.
The Ministry of Defence is in the final legs of evaluating what is required for such a ship.

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