Singapore’s Defence Minister, Dr. Ng Eng Hen, was at Paya Lebar Air Base to declare the new F-15SG multi-role fighter aircraft are operationally ready. He was officiating the ceremony to mark Full Operational Capability status of the 149 Squadron which was formed in 1995. The Squadron was previously flying the F-5S/T Tiger-IIs. The Republic of Singapore Air Force took delivery of the aircraft in May 2009 in USA and first batch return home in 2010.
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Recently, RSAF has decided to purchase 12 more F-15SG instead of waiting for the F-35B. The F-15 has a top speed of Mach 2.5 vs Mach 1.6 with the F-35.