[Above: Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen unveiling the Air Force Training Command logo]
RSAF trainees using the Virtual Reality Aircraft Recognition (VRAR) simulator as part of their foundational training at the Air Force Training Command. The VRAR uses virtual reality to enhance the training realism for airmen learning to identify aircraft
Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen, officiated at the inauguration of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)'s Air Force Training Command (AFTC), at a parade yesterday evening. The AFTC brings together under a centralised command, foundational training for manned and unmanned flying, ground-based air defence, command, control and communications and engineering vocations, to support the RSAF's operational commands.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Dr Ng said, "the creation of the Air Force Training Command will enhance the RSAF's ability to produce and train highly professional and competent 3rd Generation airmen for the RSAF." He added, "As the centre of foundational training for all air force vocations, the AFTC plays a central role in strengthening the RSAF's operational capabilities, as it ensures that its training is operationally relevant and realistic."
The AFTC uses advanced technologies and training methods to create a realistic training environment for the 3rd Generation airmen. It will also inculcate in its people the right core values and knowledge to perform their operational duties more effectively and achieve mission success.
Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen interacting with trainees from the various vocations at the Air Force Training Command