Reader ‘Benny’ left a comment on the previous post, saying,
“Hi, have you heard anything about a missile defense test today? This morning (~9:45) I heard a roar and watched four jet clouds (contrails) fly over NTU headed southeast. Three were in parallel and a smaller one was in between two of them. Eventually the fourth one caught up and smoke from all four disappeared. There’s also been a lot of fighter aircraft activity up here and they usually do that on overcast days instead of clear days like today. A missile defense test is a big deal isn’t it? ie when the N. Koreans do it everyone freaks out etc.
Just curious if you know where I can ask around to see if anyone else knows anything. I sent email to channel news asia but I really didn’t expect a response”
So I looked at the CNA website and the only SAF related news I saw was headlined, “SAF returns from providing dental care in Afghanistan“, so I don’t think that was it, unless they were celebrating their return in a big way. Mindef’s website didn’t say anything about a possible missile test either, and because I’m low in rank in NS, I am not privy to such information anyway. Stomp, “Singapore’s only citizen journalism portalism”, turned up news of people who ought to be missile tested on, and also not much else.
So, ‘Benny’, maybe wait a day or two, and if they were really missile tests, and if they were successful missile tests, you might hear about them from these same sources.
But… if anyone’s seen and heard anything and would like to enlighten ‘Benny’ earlier, please feel free to do so here.