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…

Happy RSN 50

Wishing the Republic of Singapore Navy 50th birthday on May 5 2017. They have also released a new MTV for the Navy Song on their Facebook page. In it has some new and unseen footage from the 3rd generation navy worth taking a second look. Navy Song      

Why LIMA Could be Asian RIAT

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world’s largest independent military air show. A gathering of air forces from across the globe, the annual event draws crowd from all places to the sleepy town of Swindon, England. Flying is all day long, and one could book a seat at one of the stands right…

Thoughts For the Week

Finally back after a few hectic months, 2017 will be an exciting year, especially in the maritime genre. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) celebrates her Golden Jubilee this year, along with the impending commissioning of the Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessel. One of the first initiative is the renaming of Changi Naval Base to RSS Singapura-…

Getting It All Up

In the domain of air warfare, he (or she) who gets the most fighting planes up in the shortest possible time gets the upper hand. This is especially important for nation with little strategic depth, where every second is the difference of winning or losing an air battle. A key element in this year’s Exercise…

RSAF Fighter Aircrew Training is Now Self Sufficient.

The United States Air Force (USAF) Mountain Home Air Force Base (AFB) has released a video showcasing the first three Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) air crew to graduate from the  Fighter Weapons Instructor Course in the US Peace Carvin V detachment. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F366FW%2Fvideos%2F10157129666325478%2F&show_text=0&width=560 According to the USAF, the course is modeled after the U.S. Air…