Singapore F-35 selection

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Unread post25 Jan 2018, 22:53

According to singaporeairshow website, the F-22 is operated by the United States Navy. Who knew.
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Unread post03 Feb 2018, 21:17

Some pics e-mailed of F-35Bs at the show....
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Unread post05 Feb 2018, 16:25

Singapore shops for new platforms as part of Air Force transformation
06 Feb 2018 Mike Yeo

"...Upcoming procurements
Singapore has a reputation as a discerning buyer of military equipment. The country has evaluated the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, with particular interest in the F-35B short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing, or STOVL, variant although it has requested information on all three variants of the F-35, according to former F-35 Joint Program Office head Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan.

With its limited land area and the upcoming closure of one of its three fighter bases, the STOVL variant would offer Singapore the ability to generate air power even in the event of a successful strike on its runways. However, Singapore’s defense minister, Ng Eng Hen, has said that despite being impressed with the F-35, the country is in no hurry to place an order given the Air Force sees no need for a new fighter until the latter half of the 2020s, at the earliest...."

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Unread post08 Feb 2018, 00:21

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Unread post08 Feb 2018, 07:18

The real question isn't will they (Singapore) acquire the F-35. It's when...... :wink:
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Unread post08 Feb 2018, 08:04

Singapore, UAE, Saudis, Finland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Romania, Poland, and Greece.

I think that covers all the potential buyers.
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Unread post08 Feb 2018, 13:02

sunstersun wrote:Singapore, UAE, Saudis, Finland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Romania, Poland, and Greece.

I think that covers all the potential buyers.


You can actually add Portugal that that list as well.

The only reason why Portugal hasn't bought the F-35 yet is because of current financial constraints (and thus Portugal is in "similar boat" as Greece). Actually the current plan is to update the current F-16 MLU fleet to the -V standard (a more economical move) and keep the updated F-16s (F-16V) until circa 2035-2040 where they will be replaced by the F-35 (the Portuguese government doesn't publically state the F-35 but internally the Portuguese Air Force clearly and solely aims at the F-35).
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Unread post08 Feb 2018, 19:57

juretrn wrote:According to singaporeairshow website, the F-22 is operated by the United States Navy. Who knew.


I knew the Navy would come to its senses! So why are we buying F-35C's? :mrgreen:
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Unread post03 Mar 2018, 19:29

The minister also revealed that Singapore is interested in buying Tejas. “We love to provide the Tejas to other countries. Singapore's defence minister has shown interest in it,” she said.

The Singapore defence minister Ng Eng Hen during a visit to India in November last year had flown a sortie in Tejas. He had praised Tejas as an excellent aircraft.


https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 148814.cms

Sorry guys, no F-35s for Singapore they will go for the far superior Tejas :doh:
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Unread post03 Mar 2018, 20:02

lol
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Unread post17 Mar 2018, 22:35

Really?
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Unread post17 Mar 2018, 23:54

Funny. Singapore buys top shelf stuff.
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Unread post18 Mar 2018, 03:42

Now you have done it, there are 400m Indians that can be on a Tejas vs F-35 thread.
:bang: I'll have to delete my account. It's bad enough with the number of rafale posts increasing since India and others, have ordered Rafales. A home grown Tejas will lift the lid off. :mrgreen:

I think it's the G'ees. Put any politician in the backseat of a jet and it must be the euphoric G rush. The cheque books are out before they land.
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Unread post18 Mar 2018, 04:35

The mods would be thrilled at the prospect of 400Million new subscribers. :mrgreen:
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Unread post30 Jun 2018, 13:56

Reactivating this old thread to post an article stating that Singapore is beginning the long process of evaluating then likely purchasing F-35s to replace F-16s. IOC is 2030.

Decision on F-16 fighter jet replacement likely in next few months: Ng Eng Hen


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ ... ng-eng-hen

The options for the 4.5 or fifth-generation stealth fighters in the market include the Eurofighter Typhoons, US Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Russian-made Sukhois, and Chinese-made J-20s, though Singapore has reportedly been evaluating the F-35s as a replacement.
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