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Chen Chuanren reviews Singapore’s decision to buy F-35 Lightning IIs

Despite MINDEF’s announcement that Singapore is planning to order a small number of F-35s, the ministry has not specified which variant; the F-35B is under consideration.
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Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen during a briefing on the F-35A aircraft, by officers serving with the 56th Operation Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
Chen Chuanren

ON JANUARY 18, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has been identified as the most suitable replacement for the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) fleet of Lockheed Martin Block 52 F-16Cs and F-16Ds that are due for replacement by 2030.

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