January 8, 2003 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Today, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) commemorated ten years of successful training under the Peace Carvin II (PC II) program in Arizona, United States of America. The celebrations included a parade and a dinner hosted by MG Lim.
first inaugurated its F-16 operations in PC II on 30 Dec 92, with F-16A/Bs leased from the USAF. The detachment now operates its own F-16C/Ds and has flown a total of 30,000 hours since 1992 and participated in more than 20 major exercises with the USAF. The joint training and exercises that the RSAF detachment participates in with the USAF have also allowed the RSAF to hone its skills, develop its operational and logistics capabilities.
Training in the US provides the RSAF with realistic flying conditions to supplement their local training. The longstanding PCII training detachment in the US bears testimony to the excellent defence relations between the two countries.