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ST Engineering busily boosting strengths in robotics, cybersecurity

Company eyes global stage, targeting diverse fields, including core defense sector

TAKASHI NAKANO and MAYUKO TANI, Nikkei staff writers | Singapore

SINGAPORE -- Singapore Technologies Engineering is on the lookout for acquisition opportunities, according to President and CEO Vincent Chong. It is targeting new strengths in not only the new businesses it is building -- such as robotics and cybersecurity -- but also its core defense business. Once a domestic-oriented defense company, ST Engineering is transforming itself into a diversified and international engineering player.

Q: You acquired U.S. robotics company Aethon last year. Are you planning more mergers and acquisitions?

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