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Republic of Singapore Air Force

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The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF, Chinese: 新加坡空军部队; Malay: Angkatan Udara Republik Singapura; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் ஆகாயப்படை) is the air arm of the Singapore Armed Forces. It was first established in 1968 as the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC). In 1975, it was renamed as the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

Force Structure[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • Active Duty Personnel: 26,600
  • Reserve Personnel: 14,400
  • Number of Bases: 5

Organization[edit]

  • Changi Air Base (East)
    • 131 Squadron, RSAF (25 x Pilatus PC-21)
    • 145 Squadron, RSAF (20 x F-16D+ Fighting Falcon)
    • 150 Squadron, RSAF (16 x F-15SG Strike Eagle)
    • 160 Squadron, RSAF (12 x F-16C/D+ Fighting Falcon)
    • 208 Squadron, RSAF
    • 508 Squadron, RSAF
  • Changi Air Base (West)
    • 112 Squadron, RSAF (4 x KC-135R Stratotanker)
    • 121 Squadron, RSAF (9 x Fokker F-50 UTA/MPA)
    • 130 Squadron, RSAF (25 x Pilatus PC-21)
    • 132 Squadron, RSAF (5 x C-130H, 5 x KC-130H)
    • 608 Squadron, RSAF
    • 708 Squadron, RSAF
    • 808 Squadron, RSAF
  • Paya Lebar Air Base
    • 122 Squadron, RSAF (5 x C-130H, 1 x KC-130H, 4 x KC-130B)
    • 128 Squadron, RSAF (8 x IAI Searcher)
    • 141 Squadron, RSAF (12 x F-16C/D Fighting Falcon)
    • 144 Squadron, RSAF (22 x F-5S/T Tiger-II)
    • 146 Squadron, RSAF (12 x F-15SG Strike Eagle)
    • 149 Squadron, RSAF (16 x F-5S/T Tiger-II and 10 x F-15SG Strike Eagle)
    • 205 Squadron, RSAF
    • 505 Squadron, RSAF
    • 605 Squadron, RSAF
    • 705 Squadron, RSAF
    • 805 Squadron, RSAF
  • Sembawang Air Base
    • 120 Squadron, RSAF (20 x AH-64D Apache)
    • 123 Squadron, RSAF (12 x S-70B Seahawk)
    • 124 Squadron, RSAF (5 x EC-120B)
    • 125 Squadron, RSAF (22 x AS332M Super Puma)
    • 126 Squadron, RSAF (12 x AS532 Cougar)
    • 127 Squadron, RSAF (6 x CH-47D Chinook and 12 x CH-47SD Chinook)
    • 206 Squadron, RSAF
    • 506 Squadron, RSAF
    • 606 Squadron, RSAF
    • 706 Squadron, RSAF
    • 806 Squadron, RSAF
  • Tengah Air Base
    • 111 Squadron, RSAF (4 x G550 CAEW)
    • 116 Squadron, RSAF (8 x Hermes 450)
    • 140 Squadron, RSAF (12 x F-16C/D Fighting Falcon)
    • 142 Squadron, RSAF (16 x F-15SG Strike Eagle)
    • 143 Squadron, RSAF (12 x F-16C/D Fighting Falcon)
    • 207 Squadron, RSAF
    • 507 Squadron, RSAF
    • 607 Squadron, RSAF
    • 707 Squadron, RSAF
    • 807 Squadron, RSAF
    • RSAF Black Knights (6 x F-16C Fighting Falcon)

Aircraft Inventory[edit]

  • Fighters
    • Northrop F-5S/T Tiger II x 42 (Light Fighter)
    • Boeing F-15SG Strike Eagle x 54 (Multirole Fighter)
    • Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 50/52+ Fighting Falcon x 74 (Multirole Fighter)
  • ELINT Aircraft
    • Fokker F50ME2 x 10 (Maritime Patrol Aircraft)
    • Gulfstream G550 CAEW x 6 (AWACS Aircraft)
    • Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye x 4 (AWACS Aircraft) - Being phased out
  • Transport Aircraft
    • Airbus A330 MRTT Voyager x 6 (Aerial Tanker/Strategic Airlifter)
    • Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker x 4 (Aerial Tanker)
    • Fokker 50UTL x 4 (VIP Transport)
    • Lockheed C-130H Hercules x 10 (Tactical Airlifter)
    • Lockheed KC-130B/H Hercules x 10 (Aerial Tanker)
  • Helicopters
    • Boeing CH-47D/SD Chinook x 18 (Heavy Lift Transport Helicopter)
    • Boeing AH-64D Apache x 20 (Attack Helicopter)
    • Eurocopter AS.332M Super Puma x 22 (Medium Transport/SAR Helicopter)
    • Eurocopter AS.532UL Cougar x 14 (Medium Transport Helicopter)
    • Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk x 12 (ASW/AsuW Helicopter)
  • UAVs
    • Elbit Hermes 450 x 10 (Reconnaissance)
    • IAI Heron-1 x 4 (Reconnaissance)
    • IAI Searcher x 40 (Reconnaissance)
    • IAI Scout x 60 (Reconnaissance)
  • Trainer Aircraft
    • Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master x 24 (Advanced/Lead-in Jet Trainer)
    • Eurocopter EC.120 Colibri x 10 (Training Helicopter)
    • Pacific Aerospace CT-4 Airtrainer x 24 (Trainer Aircraft)
    • Pilatus PC-21 x 25 (Basic Trainer)
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