Singapore has been assessing the Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 (above) and Aermacchi M-346 (below) for its advanced jet trainer competition. Flight trials, from what we understand, are over and negotiations are ongoing between Singapore and the manufacturers.
We are still not sure what is causing the hold-up - some sources are telling me that Singapore is trying to find out the USA's initial preference before making a decision. That will be significant, given the island's close relationship with the US military.
We'll definitely try to find out more next week, when both the T-50 and M-346 teams (and their aircraft) will be in Singapore and making a case for their product.