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.
RSAF F-16D Block 52, #661
, part of the latest Peace Carvin IV order rolling just prior to take off on its first flight [LMTAS