USAF F-16 In Town

Quick Note: The United States Air Force’s 8th Fighter Wing, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16Cs from Kunsan Air Base are in Singapore for Exercise Commando Sling 18-1. Note the AIM-120 AMRAAM on the wingtip pylon, AIM-9X on station 2, ACMI pod on station 8 and the JHCMS helmet on the pilot.

Live Firing and Commitment to Defence

When I was in Basic Military Training, my only live munition encounter was at the SAR21 range, shooting from 50m to 100m against a cardboard target. Fire ‘movements’ were limited to blank rounds and some homemade ”Bang! Bang!” sound effects. As a mere foot solider, could not see myself in the systems of systems Singapore…

Parallel Parking RSS Intrepid

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) is organising the RSN50@ Vivo event from 8 November to 12 November. Fronting this year’s event is Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid (69), which came alongside Vivocity today. This will be the last few events to celebrate the Navy’s 50th Anniversary. Parking a 3,200 tonnes warship at the tight waterfront…

Some Photos from Rising 50

Last week the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) and Republic of Singapore Air Force conducted a combined flypast over Singapore to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations. We had a rare chance to fly to Pekan Bahru where the TNI-AU and RSAF F-16s landed for a post event celebration. Detailed report of this event will be…

Too Many Airbases?

  There is no such thing as too many airbases in the realm of air power generation. The recent news of Tengah Airbase being expanded westwards has raised some eyebrows. 800 hectares of land will be returned to the government in return for 108 ha west of Tengah air base. Thus leaving the RSAF with…

Army Open House – Spot the Hardware

The Army Open House (AOH) is back after five years. This year as before, the event is held at the F1 Pitstop, and although I am not a big fan of this site, the organisers have very good reasons to make it as accessible to the public as possible. The key highlight of any open…