Republic Of Singapore Air Force Participates In Multilateral Air Combat Exercise Red Flag
The Republic of Singapore Air Power (RSAF) will likely be collaborating in Train Pink Flag – Nellis, a sophisticated multilateral air fight train hosted by america Air Power (USAF) at Nellis Air Power Base, Nevada, United States. Held from 7 to 18 March 2022 (US time), the train will see collaborating air forces interact in a collection of reasonable and difficult air-to-air and air-to-ground coaching missions beneath day and evening situations in advanced situations to hone their fight readiness and sharpen their operational capabilities.
The RSAF will likely be deploying 9 F-16C/D fighter plane and greater than 100 personnel from its Peace Carvin II detachment in Luke Air Power Base, Arizona, to take part within the train. The train can even contain the Royal Saudi Air Power’s F-15SA fighter plane in addition to the USAF’s F-15E, F-16C, EA-18G fighter plane and B-1 bomber plane. A complete of about 55 plane will likely be concerned within the large-scale air fight train.
The RSAF has been collaborating in Train Pink Flag – Nellis since 1982. The RSAF’s participation within the train underscores the wonderful and long-standing defence relationship between Singapore and the US. The train additionally enhances the professionalism and cooperation among the many collaborating forces, and supplies the RSAF with a possibility to benchmark itself in opposition to different superior air forces.
The RSAF makes use of 5 air bases domestically but additionally has abroad detachments, most notably in Australia, Thailand and France and U.S.. In 2021, the RSAF had a power of 8,000 lively personnel and 319 plane. The spine of the RSAF is fashioned by 6 F-16 Block 52/52+ Combating Falcons and 40 F-15SG Strike Eagles. F-16 is armed with US-supplied AIM-120C AMRAAM missiles and LANTIRN concentrating on pods, laser guided munitions and conformal gasoline tanks for long-range strike. The F-15SG is a variant of the F-15E Strike Eagle and is comparable in configuration to the F-15K bought to South Korea.
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