October 21, 2018

Republic of Singapore AF at 50 Parade Highlights

As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, the Republic of Singapore Air Force held a parade at Tengah Airbase on 1 Sep 2018. Themed "Honouring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Inspiring the Future", the parade included 10 Marching Contingents, a Mobile Column of 10 vehicles led by nine RSAF Pioneers, and an RSAF flypast of 20 aircraft.

20 aircraft and weapon systems were also on static display, besides a legacy systems display consisting of the F-5S, TA-4SU, UH-1H and Scount 700 - assets that have served the RSAF well from its formative years in 1968. 

The A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (A330-MRTT) also made its first appearance at the parade. Capable of conducting Air-to-Air Refuelling and airlift roles simultaneously or independently, this next-generation tanker aircraft allows the RSAF to extend the endurance of its fighter aircraft and enhances Singapore's ability to contribute to international Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief missions and Peace Support Operations. 

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