Singapore is not content on being the economic superpower in this region.
These days it has ventured into defense systems, building some rather formidable weaponry and even making a foray into the international market.
It's not unexpected after all, for even Israel being a tiny little country in the middle of nowhere is famous for its Mossad and Uzis.
This new baby is under the wing of Singapore Technologies (no surprise there) Kinetics. Now I've heard of ST Aerospace, but not ST Kinetics. My bad.
So this ST Kinetics has come up with this Low Velocity Air-Burst Munition System (LV ABMS), comprising a fire control system (FCS) and the high explosive (HE) air bursting munition (ABM).
The damn thing has a laser rangefinder with a maximum range of 500m (or on option 800m).
It's fitted with an advanced programmable time based fuze that is not armed until it is 14 to 28m from the weapon and enables the projectile to be detonated above the target for maximum effect.
So is it the only one in the market then? No.
But what is of interest, is that Singapore is developing its capabilities while we Malaysians are merely obtaining contracts to manufacture.
They are broadening their horizons while it comes to technology. We're still arguing about which bumiputra should get his share of "special rights".
They are building lighthouses on our rocks. We're losing the entire rock because of flimsy evidence and lousy counsel.
Expect much more from Singapore in the near future.
Or better still - beware of them.