Singapore, one of Asia's smallest countries thinks big when it comes to defense.
Between 2008 and 2012 the city-state, with a population of just 5.3 million, was the world's fifth-largest arms importer, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The wealthy Southeast Asian country consistently allocates about 20 percent of national spending to defense, analysts say.
According to Flightglobal, Singapore has the biggest air force in Southeast Asia with a reputation for also being the best trained, led and equipped. Full story
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