Boeing is to supply Singapore with 12 F-15SG fighters in 2008 and 2009 under a contract finalised on 12 December. The deal, of undisclosed value, also includes an option to acquire eight further aircraft. The first  F-15SG delivery to Singapore will follow the handover of the last of South Korea’s 40 F-15Ks in August 2008.

Singapore’s defence ministry has refused to reveal the avionics and weapons configuration agreed for the aircraft, other than to say it will be unique. Boeing says it will feature “the most technologically advanced avionics and weapons systems available” for the F-15.

However, the USA has already approved the export to Singapore of Raytheon’s AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missles, Joint Stand-Off Weapon and APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radar. Sources suggest the aircraft could also have an Israeli-sourced electronic warfare suite.

Source: Flight International