PICTURE: Singapore brings home its F-15SGs

F15SG(blog).jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Singapore’s Ministry of Defence

So Singapore has finally brought home its first Boeing F-15SGs, almost a year after taking delivery of the aircraft.

This is probably the most advanced fighter operating in Southeast Asia (versus the Malaysian Su-30MKMs, Indonesian Su-30MKIs and Thailand’s Saab Gripens), continuing to give the island’s air force a crucial air superiority edge over its neighbours.

It would be interesting to see how these countries proceed with their future procurments, especially since all of them are expected to either launch fresh competitions or firm up existing options.

Singapore continues to assess whether it should buy another batch of F-15s (which is what I reckon will happen at some point), or move on to the Lockheed Martin F-35 (something that will eventually happen, but not just yet as due to the problems that the programme faces).

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