The city-state will purchase another eight F-35B short take-off and vertical landing jets as its armed forces continue their modernization drive.


This article by Thomas Newdick, writing for The Drive, makes the following points:
  • The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) said the new jets would provide Singapore with a credible deterrent.
  • The eight extra F-35Bs will arrive by the end of this decade, with some arriving by 2026.
  • The additional jets will support the progressive drawdown of the country’s aging F-16s.


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