RSAF conducts mobilisation exercise for five fighter squadrons. Extract tells us:
During Sunday's mobilisation exercise, Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong visited Paya Lebar Air Base, where servicemen from the 142 and 149 squadrons reported to.
"As a small country with no strategic depth, it is critical that Singapore possesses an effective and ready Air Force as the first line of deterrence and defence," Mindef said.
Part of my family lives in Sing so I hope my comment in Malaysia-Today doesn't come true. I wrote:
Singapore has 24 F-15 Strike Eagle and has ordered another 24 more. Each F15S costs US$100 million. Instead of buying same, Malaysia should invest US$100 million in 2 times 105mm (or bigger calibre like 155mm) howitzer batteries (each battery has 6 guns).
Rather than buy 18 F-15 Strike Eagle or Rafale or Su-30MKK or Typhoon, we should buy 18 x 2 batteries or 216 howitzers and aim them at Tengah, Changi, Paya Lebar, Sembawang and known A-64 Apoache gunship bases - KOWTIM!
Better be friends.