Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)

Singapore says fighter jet unit on Guam is sign of 'trajectory'

(Dec 9): Singapore’s agreement to establish a fighter jet training detachment on Guam “sets the trajectory” in which the city-state sees itself in partnership with the US, its defence chief said.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper signed the agreement, which followed the recent renewal of a pact that allows American forces use of Singapore bases, according to a statement on the Singapore Ministry of Defence’s website.

DSTA, Rolls-Royce to collaborate on digital technology

SINGAPORE (July 24): The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Rolls-Royce jointly announced that they will be collaborating on a digital technology project to boost efforts in the development and deployment of new technologies to optimise engine maintenance.

This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to partner on digital service solutions at the Farnborough Air Show in UK earlier in July 2018.

Leonardo seeks to sell more helicopters in Asia despite unsuccessful RSAF bid

SINGAPORE (Dec 30): The Asian region is seen as the most promising market in the world for the aviation industry. In China alone, commercial aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, expects airlines in Asia’s largest economy will need to hire an average of 5,500 pilots a year over the next two decades as plane orders and commercial demand for air-travel rises.

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