RSAF F-16D Block 52, #661
, part of the latest Peace Carvin IV order rolling just prior to take off on its first flight
The squadron was based at Tengah AB from its activation back in 1984 on the A-4 Skyhawk. With the introduction of the F-16, the squadron moved to Changi AB. The reason for this move was twofold. With the introduction of the F-16 within both 140 and 143 squadrons it became quite crowded at Tengah AB. Secondly, it was foreseen that 145 squadron would receive the latest batch of ordered F-16s. This order only consisted of D-models and had another tasking then the units based at Tengah AB. Therefore a concentration of types within the Singapore F-16 community was envisioned.
The squadron was the latest to be equipped with the F-16. All aircraft are of the dual seat D-model. They are build to the latest block 52 standard, giving them a further edge in capabilities compared to their older mates flying in both 140 and 143 sqn as well with the training unit in the United States.