July 24, 2000 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The Republic of Singapore Air Force has selected Pratt & Whitney's F-100-PW-229 engines to power its new fleet of 20 F-16 aircraft. Deliveries of the engines and associated equipment are scheduled to begin in March 2003.
The Republic of Singapore
previously selected the F100-PW-220 engine in 1988 for its first fleet of F-16 aircraft. In the past nine months, three countries have selected the F100-PW-229 to power new F-16 aircraft. Israel
announced its decision to by 50 F100-PW-229-powered F-16's with an option for 60 more; the Republic of Korea selected the F100-STW-229 for its purchase of 20 F-16's; and Greece
selected the F100-PW-229 to power its new procurement of 50 F-16s. Like Singapore, both Israel and the Republic of Korea already had P&W F100 engines in their inventory; it was Greece's first purchase.