WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  Singapore   Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) • Angkatan Udara Republik Singapura • 新加坡空军部
Republic of Singapore

Singaporean Air Force  •  Army Aviation & AD  •  Deployment - Air Arms  •  Foreign Forces  •   •   •   • 
AF NEWS  •  AF HISTORY

Air Force 13,500 (incl 3,000 conscript)

 
AIRCRAFT
143 combat capable. Total 174 Aircrafts.

• Air superority & Strike 1 sqn with Ftr 12 Ac:
  12 F-15SG Strike Eagle (12 more to be delivered by 2012);

• Interceptor 1 sqn with Ftr 22 Ac:
  22 F-16C Block 52 Fighting Falcon

• Strike 2 sqn with 40 FGA Ac:
  20 F-16D Block 52 Fighting Falcon
  20 F-16D Block 52+ Fighting Falcon (Also F-16D+ with conformal fuel tanks for long-range strike)

• Interceptor & Strike 1 sqn with 12 Ftr/FGA Ac:
  12 F-16D Block 52 Fighting Falcon(incl reserves);

• Interceptor 2 sqn with Ftr 37 Ac:
  28 F-5S Tiger II; 9 F-5T Tiger II*

• Reconnaissance1 sqn with 8 Recce Ac:
  8 RF-5S Tigereye

• AEW & C 1 sqn with 8 AEW Ac:
  4 E-2C Hawkeye
  4 Gulfstream G550 with the EL/M-2075 Phalcon AESA AEW radar.
       

• Aerial Refuelling & Transport 1 sqn with 9 Tkr/Tpt Ac:
  4 KC-135R Stratotanker;
  1 KC-130H Hercules;
  4 KC-130B Hercules (trk/tpt)

• Heavy Transport 1 sqn with 5 Tpt Ac:
  5 C-130H Hercules (2 ELINT);

• Maritime Patrol & VIP Medium Transport 1 sqn with 9 MP/VIP Tpt Ac
  5 Fokker F50ME2 (Maritime Enforcer* );
  4 Fokker F50UTL (tpt)

• Trainer Aircraft
• Advanced/Lead-in Jet Trainer
3 sqn with 46 Trg Ac:
  1 sqn with 4 ST Aerospace A-4SUSuper Skyhawk; 7 ST AerospaceTA-4SU Super Skyhawk
  1 sqn with 12 M-346 Master;
  1 sqn with 27 S-211
• Basic Trainer
1 sqn with 18 Trg Ac:
  19 Pilatus PC-21

• Overseas detachments Training 1 sqn with 46 Trg Ac:
F-16C/D at Luke AFB, AZ;AH-64D Apache located at Marana, (AZ), US; CH-47D Chinook located at Grand Prairie, (TX), US;F-15 trg taking place at Mountain Home (ID), US on F-15E and F-15SG;

* Trainer Aircraft

HELICOPTER 26 Attack capable. Total 80 Helicopters.

• Attack 1 sqn with 20 Atk Hel:
  20 AH-64D Apache Longbow

• ASW & ASuW 1 sqn with 6 ASW/ASuW Hel:
  6 S-70B Seahawk

• Heavy Transport 1 sqn with 20 Spt Hel:
20 CH-47SD Super D Chinook;

• Medium transport & Search And Rescue 2 sqn with
  36 SAR/SPT Hel:
  22 AS-332M Super Puma (incl 5 SAR)
  12 AS-532UL Cougar

• Trainer 12+ Trg Hel:
  6+ CH-47D Chinook;                                                                                                   
  6 EC120B Colibri (4 ordered) (leased);

UAV

• Reconnaissance 3+ sqn with 51+Recce UAV
  2 sqn with 40 IAI Searcher MkII;
  1 sqn with 5 Elbit Herme
s 450 UAV (Staffed by personnel from all three services)
  ? IAI Heron; 6 IAI Scout in reserves 

MISSILES • TACTICAL

Air-to-Surface Missiles
• ASM
: AGM-45 Shrike; Hellfire; AGM-65B/G Maverick; AGM-84 Harpoon; AM-39 Exocet

Air-to-Air Missiles
• BVRAAM
200 AIM-120C5/C7 AMRAAM in store (US); Derby
• SRAAM
200 AIM-9X Sidewinder; 200 AIM-9J Sidewinder; 264 AIM-9P Sidewinder; 96 AIM-9S Sidewinder; AIM-9N Sidewinder
• MRAAM
70 AIM-7M Sparrow
• AAM
600 Python-4


SINGAPORE AIR DEFENCE GROUP
AD • 4 (field def) sqn Air Defence Bde:
Air Some bde (total: 1 AD sqn with Oerlikon, 1 AD sqn with 18+ MIM-23 HAWK, 1 AD sqn with Rapier-Blindfire);Air Force Systems Bde Air bde (total: 1 AD sqn with radar (mobile), 1 AD sqn with LORADS) Divisional Air Def Arty Bde Atached to army divs;
AD Bde (total: 1 AD bn with 36 Mistral, 1 AD bn with SA-18 Grouse (Igla), 3 AD bn with RBS- 70)

SAM 36+
• TOWED
Mistral; RBS-70
• MANPAD
SA-18 Grouse (Igla)

 

FACILITIES

5 Cmds:
Air Defence and Operations Comd (includes Air Operations Control Group, Air Defence Group, and Air Surveillance and Control Group);
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Comd;
Participation Comd (includes Helicopter Group and Tactical Air Support Group: coordinates airlift, close air support and maritime air surveillance, and also raises, trains and sustains RSAF helicopters, divisional ground-based air-defence systems and tactical support elements); Air Combat Comd (includes Fighter Group and Transport Group);
Air Power Generation Comd (controls air base support units including Field Defence Sqns).

Air Bases:

Changi Air Base (West)
   112 Sqn 4 KC-135R (Aerial refuelling)
   121 Sqn 4 Fokker 50 (Transport), 5 Fokker 50 ME2 (Maritime patrol)

Changi Air Base (East)
   145 Sqn 20 F-16D Blk 52+ (Strike)

Paya Lebar Air Base
   122 Sqn 6 C-130H (Transport), 4 KC-130B (Transport/Aerial refuelling)
   141 Sqn 6 F
-5S (Interceptor), 1 F-5T (Training/Interceptor) - Disbanded since Nov 2005 with aircraft being reassigned to 144 and 149 Sqn.
   144 Sqn 15 F-5S (Interceptor), 7 F-5T (Training/Interceptor)
   149 Sqn 15 F-5S (Interceptor), 1 F-5T (Training/Interceptor);
currently transitioning to the F-15SG (Strike), received 5 F-15SG to date.

Sembawang Air Base
   120 Sqn 20 AH-64D Longbow Apache (Attack)
   123 Sqn 6 S-70B Seahawks (ASW)
   124 Sqn 4 EC120 Colibri (Training)
   125 Sqn 22 AS332M Super Puma (Transport/SA
R)
   126 Sqn 12 AS332M1 Cougar (Transport/SAR)
   127 Sqn 10 CH-47SD (Heavylift)

Tengah Air Base
   111 Sqn 4 E-2C Hawkeye (AEW & C); currently transitioning to G550 CAEWs
   140 Sqn 7 F-16C (Interceptor), 5 F-16D Blk 52 (Strike)
   142 Sqn 18 T/A-4SU Sup
er Skyhawks (Fighter-bomber) - disbanded in 2004.
   143 Sqn 2 F-16C (Interceptor), 10 F-16D Blk 52 (Strike)
   RSAF Black Knights - RSAF's aerobatic team.

Chong Pang Camp SADA (Singapore Air Defense Artillery)
   3rd DA RBS 70 SAM, IGLA SAM, Giraffe Radar
   6th DA RBS 70 SAM, IGLA SAM, Giraffe Radar
   9th DA RBS 70 SAM, IGLA SAM, Giraffe Radar
   18th DA Mistral SAM
   160 Sqn Oerlikon 35 mm AA Guns (Airfield defence)

Lim Chu Kang Camp II SADA (Singapore Air Defense Artillery)
   163 Sqn I-HAWK SAM (Medium altitude air defence)
   165 Sqn Rapier Blindfire SAM (Low altitude air defence)
   Other assets of SADA (Singapore Air Defense Artillery)
   201 Sqn FPS 117 Radar (Fighter control, SAM control, Surveillance, ASP)
   203 Sqn LORADS Radar (RASP, SAR, "li
stening watch" for distress signals)

Murai Camp
   116 Sqn 5 Hermes 450 (Reconnaissance)
   128 Sqn 40 IAI Searcher (Reconnaissance
)

 

 
E-2C Hawkeye
F-15SG Strike Eagle
F-16DJ Lantirn Block 52
F-16CJ Fighting Falcon Block 52
F-16DJ Fighting Falcon Block 52
F-5S Tiger II
Singapore AF
Scheme
EMPTY


   Singapore AF News:

Singapore To Continue Training in India

• Singapore To Continue Training in India  (6/4/2013)

Dirty Little Secrets / The Singapore Sling

• Dirty Little Secrets / The Singapore Sling  (5/21/2013)

Singapore seeks Sidewinder missiles

• Singapore seeks Sidewinder missiles  (4/5/2013)


• Air forces of Singapore and Indonesia successfully conclude bilateral exercises  (12/13/2012)

• First M-346 Trainer for Singapore Rolls Out; Israel Orders 30  (8/17/2012)

• Singapore's new combat planes debut in biennial exercise  (8/14/2012)

• Boeing continues international market push
 (6/1/2012)

• Republic of Singapore Air Force Welcomes Inauguration of Heron 1 UAV
 (5/23/2012)

• Republic of Singapore Air Force - Boeing F-15SG Pilot Training
 (5/3/2012)

• Republic of Singapore Air Force - Boeing F-15SG Pilot Training
 (5/3/2012)

• Singapore’s G550 AEW Squadron Now Operational
 (4/19/2012)

• RSAF to thrill visitors at Singapore Airshow
 (2/12/2012)

• Singapore Airshow Raises Fighter Industry Stakes in Asia
 (2/9/2012)


 

 



       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,