Saturday, 31st December 1983
Singapore Defence Ministry (MINDEF) announce in December 1983 a US$60 million contract to SIAI-Marchetti of Italy for 10 new SIAI-Marchetti S.211 jet trainers with an option for another 20 more. The S.211 will be powered by Pratt and Whitneys' economical JT-15D turbofan. The first new aircraft to be deliver to Singapore in semi-knocked down state and the rest in fully knocked down state. All aircraft were to be assembled by Singapore Aircraft Industries (ST Aerospace).
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