Armed Forces – RSAF


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The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is the air arm of the Singapore Armed Forces. RASF was first established in 1968 as the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC). In 1975, it was renamed as the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

RSAF Timeline:

1968 – Established as SADC.

1975 – SADC renamed as RSAF.

1985 – Ordered 4 x F-16A Block 15OCU and 4 x F-16B Block 15OCU (Peace Carvin I, PC1).

1993 – Ordered 8 x F-16C Block 52 and 10 x F-16D Block 52 (Peace Carvin II, PC2).

1997 – Ordered 10 x F-16C Block 52 and 2 x F-16D Block 52 (Peace Carvin III, PC3).

1999 – Acquired 20 state-of-the-art Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters. Lease & Buy from Lockheed Martin 4 x F-16C Block 52 and 8 x F-16D Block 52.

2000 – Acquired refueling tanker, KC-135R. Ordered 20 x F-16D Block 52 (Peace Carvin IV, PC4).

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