Singapore will buy 120 missiles at the cost of about SGD $300 Million (USD $246 million). The sale will include 100 AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and 20 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All Up Round Missiles. These missiles can be carried on any Singapore’s 24 F-15SGs Jets for counter-piracy and counterterrorism roles. Read more »
Singapore is to buy its first squadron of vertical take-offs jets, which consisted of 12 planes, of Lockheed Martin’s F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) (see update below). The F-35 is the world’s most expensive conventional weapon system but Lockheed promises the F-35 will be four times more effective than contemporary fighters in air-to-ground combat, three times more effective in reconnaissance and suppression, with better range, improved support, and equal costs. Singapore showed interest in acquring the F-35 since 2003. Read more »
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Two airmen from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) left for Brindisi in Italy early this morning. RSAF and the Italian Air Force (ITAF) signed a Technical Agreement to train Singapore military personnel in Italy. The agreement sets the terms of the participation of six Singaporean trainee pilots to the ITAF flying training program in Lecce Air Base (Comune di Galatina, Provincia di Lecce, South-Eastern Italy), to obtain the Military Pilot Licence with Aermacchi MB-339A Advanced Jet Trainer at ITAF 213 Squadron (AMI 213º Gruppo). Read more »
A two million dollars red Ferrari 599 GTO, one of Ferrari ’s fastest-ever road car, beat the Red Light at Rochor Road and Victoria Street Junction and crashed into a passing blue Comfort Hyundai Sonata Taxi. The impact was so great that parts from both cars, including the engine block of the taxi, was scattered all over the road. The 4.15am accident killed the male driver, a wealthy 30-year old Mainland Chinese National from China’s Sichuan Province, the 50-year old local taxi driver and a 40-year old female Japanese passenger riding the taxi. Two other people were injured. Read more »
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) full-time National Service man, 3SG Tan Mou Sheng, dies after the Army Scout Jeep he was travelling with turn turtle in rough terrain. The training incident at Marsiling training area at 6:50am. 3SG Tan sitting in back seat of a scout jeep as part of an exercise when the driver lost control of the vehicle and the jeep overturned. He was found pinned under the vehicle. The three other soldiers in the jeep, including the driver, managed to escape without injury. Read more »
A 21-year old soldier, Dominique Lee, from 3rd Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment died while participating in a platoon exercise at Murai Urban Training Facility at Lim Chu Kang involving the use of smoke grenades. He experienced breathing difficulties at 12.30pm and lost consciousness minutes later. He was evacuated to Sungei Gedong Medical Centre, 3.5 kilometers away (a ten minutes drive), shortly after. He was then sent to National University Hospital (NUH), another 24 kilometers away (a thirty minutes drive), while an SAF doctor continued to resuscitate him in the ambulance en route to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at NUH about an hour and the half after he had fainted. Read more »
The Republic of Singapore air force (RSAF) held a Peace Carvin V (PC Five) inauguration ceremony at Mountain Home Air Force Base (MHAFB). Peace Carvin V is a partnership between the Republic of Singapore and the United States government for the next 25 years. Read more »
The IAI Searcher Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is one of the system operated by the Tactical Air Support Command (TASC). It provides real-time airborne reconnaissance and surveillance to SAF ground commanders to survey the battlefield. Read more »
RSAF had lower the eyesight requirement to 6/24 will make more men available for pilot trainee. Flight safety will not be compromised despite the lower eyesight requirement, according to Colonel Gary Yeo, RSAF deputy commander. In fact, 12 per cent of air force pilots in Singapore now wear spectacles, with some needing as much as 300 degrees correction. RSAF projected a pool of 1,200 men would eligible for pilot training a year. Each year about 40 RSAF pilot obtain their pilot wings.
Due to an in-flight fire of a Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) Mirage III at a location about 30 nautical miles northwest of Tengah Air Base. The Australian Flight Officer J. W. Kindler ejected from his aircraft at 5,500 ft and 350 kts with only minor injuries. Read more »
A Royal Air Force (RAF) Lightning F6 Jet of No. 74 Squadron RAF was abandoned 19 miles east of Changi after landing gear jammed.