US offers Singapore $435 million F-15SG support package
F-15SG arrives (Defense Industry Dialy) The US government could sell Singapore a support package related to the Republic of Singapo...
|F-15SG arrives (Defense Industry Dialy)|
The US government could sell Singapore a support package related to the Republic of Singapore Air Force Boeing F-15SG detachment located at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho.
The five year Foreign Military Sales package includes a range of bombs and guidance units, as well as other support services related to the "Peace Carvin V" detachment, says the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). It values the deal at $435 million.
|GBU-10 Paveway II (Deagel)|
The announcement follows a request from the Singapore government. The munitions include 40 GBU-10 Paveway laser-guided bombs and 85 GBU-12s.
"Singapore needs this training and munitions to support its F-15 aircraft," says the DSCA. "This programme will enable Singapore to develop mission-ready and experienced pilots to support its current and future F-15 aircraft inventory. The well-established pilot proficiency training programme at Mountain Home air force base will support professional interaction and enhance operational interoperability with US forces."
Given space constraints in Singapore, several units are based overseas on a semi-permanent basis. Singapore operates 24 F-15SGs.