Singapore Polytechnic and the Republic of Singapore Air Force Sign MoU to Collaborate in Innovative Projects

09 Jan 2019

Singapore, 9 January 2019 – A five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed earlier today at Singapore Polytechnic (SP) by SP’s Senior Director (Engineering Cluster) Mr Loh Yew Chiong and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)’s Commander Air Force Training Command Colonel Kevin Goh, which will enable SP and the RSAF to collaborate in innovative initiatives and projects using Extended Reality technologies.

Innovation and the use of technology continue to be key in raising productivity and meeting organisational goals. The mutually beneficial collaboration provides the RSAF with additional opportunities to develop and test new and upcoming technologies to meet operational and training needs, while creating real-world opportunities for SP staff and students.

Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality are three Extended Reality technologies where SP students from the Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering, Diploma in Information Technology and Diploma in Game Design & Development will be applying their expertise. As part of the collaboration, SP students, on their six-month internship, will work with the RSAF to explore training enhancements for aircraft maintenance and aircraft recognition using these Extended Reality technologies.

“Singapore Polytechnic is one of the institutes of higher learning at the forefront in using the latest technologies to enhance teaching and learning. This collaboration not only supports RSAF’s innovation journey, it also provides a unique learning opportunity for our students to apply their skill-sets to create solutions for real-life challenges,” said  Singapore Polytechnic’s Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Soh Wai Wah.

Commenting on the MoU, the Chief of Air Force Major-General Mervyn Tan said, “Innovation is critical for the RSAF to maintain our edge. We are continuously leveraging technology and innovation to build the next generation RSAF. This collaboration provides an additional platform for our RSAF airmen and women to accelerate our innovation journey in order to increase our operational readiness, enhance training, and prepare our people for the future. It also complements our internal RSAF innovation efforts, and will help permeate the culture of innovation across the organisation.”

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BG Gaurav Keerthi receiving a brief on the Virtual Reality Aircraft Recognition project from SP’s Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering student Ian Lee.Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)’s Brigadier-General (BG) Gaurav Keerthi (second from left), Commander, Air Defence and Operations Command & Chief Innovation Officer, and Mr Lim Peng Hun (second from right), SP Deputy Principal (Academic), witnessing the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by RSAF’s Colonel Kevin Goh (left), Commander, Air Force Training Command and Mr Loh Yew Chiong (right), SP Senior Director (Engineering Cluster).

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BG Gaurav Keerthi receiving a brief on the Virtual Reality Aircraft Recognition project from SP’s Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering student Ian Lee.

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