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…

Next Generation Air Base

Imagine running a reconnaissance mission over an enemy airbase, capturing images of the layout of the facility. You try to spot out the nerve of launch and recovery of the airbase, the control tower, but you find none. You deploy electronic warfare vehicles near the airbase to tap into radio signals or to jam them, but…

SAF Best Unit 2016

What is the big deal about the Best Unit Competition? Every year since 1969, SAF units are scrutinised for their operational readiness, proficiency and paperwork audited. Other than boasting rights for a year, the BUC rarely make any difference to the operational readiness and deadliness of our Armed Forces. Winners or non-winners, all SAF units…

This Is The Future of Singapore Air Defence

This rectangular block of green is the future of Singapore’s ground based air defence, yes not any next generation missile system, but this IAI ELM-2084 Multi Mission Radar (MMR). To understand how this radar will contribute so much to Singapore’s Island Air Defence, what is crucial will be the whole idea of “look far, see…