RSAF F-16D #96031 on take-off. RSAF F-16Ds are based at Cannon AFB in New Mexico for training, operated by the 428th FTS. Notice the tailband, a smaller version of the RSAF lion roundel in red on a black background. [Photo by William Gilson]
In an exercise to see how fast the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) can recall its overseas-based assets, last Saturday four of its F-16 Fighting Falcons flew 17,000km from Arizona in the United States to Singapore in six days.