Singapore - Warplanes Flown In For
Flight Tests (25 Feb 2004)
Warplanes like Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle and the Dassault
Rafale can be seen in the Asian Aerospace Airshow this week.
However, these two warplanes are also potential candidates
to replace Singapore's ageing A-4 Super Skyhawks and will
remain for flight tests. The deal is estimated to be worth
The third candidate, the Eurofighter Typhoon is still being
evaluated by air forces in Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain
and could not make it to the airshow. It will be unveiled
in Singapore around June.
The upcoming flight tests are designed to prove that the
warplanes function well in Singapore's weather.
20 new fighters will be bought in two batches once a decision
is made next year. Eight and twelve aircraft will be acquired
first with the remainder acquired over the subsequent five