Singapore F-35 selection

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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 06:19

Interesting article from lowyinstitute

https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-inter ... t-purchase
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 06:44

:devil: Gotta luv lack of proofreading so we cannot blame the author for this Singaporean F-35B variant display top of page:
"F-35B on display at the Singapore airshow in 2018 (Photo: SeongJoon Cho via Getty)"
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 07:13

If I recall, the B was parked on the right of the raptor.
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 07:19

8) :devil: Must have been :roll: INVISIBLE :shock: otherwise to the caption maker then. :mrgreen: :doh:
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 07:45

Its stealthy, not invisible. Nose cone is visible.
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 09:02

Just proves that the F-35 is stealthier than the Raptor. LOL
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 09:09

weasel1962 wrote:Its stealthy, not invisible. Nose cone is visible.

So the caption maker should have seen it then?
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Unread post18 Mar 2019, 22:08

popcorn wrote:Just proves that the F-35 is stealthier than the Raptor. LOL


LOL :mrgreen:
A 4th/4.5th gen fighter aircraft stands about as much chance against a F-35 as a guns-only Sabre has against a Viper.
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Unread post22 Oct 2019, 11:03

In typical stealth fashion...last month.

https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-S ... nald-Trump

welcomed Singapore’s decision to acquire four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, with an option for eight more in the future.


Looks like this is already a done deal. Noted this in Sep but wanted to until the FMS notice is out. May have to wait longer.
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Unread post22 Oct 2019, 14:51

Well, this is exciting if not expected.

Malaysian Flankers are just next door, wonder if they'll perform DACT? In any case, the skies above each are set to become a lot more interesting in the coming years!
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Unread post23 Oct 2019, 00:55

The lack of any drama in the Singapore acquisition is refreshing or boring, take your pick. :devil:
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