Singapore Air Force training on Guam

Photo shows the RSAF’s F-16s conducting training during a deployment to Guam in 2019. (RSAF photo)

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has deployed a team of airmen and women to Guam for a two-month training period at Andersen Air Force Base.

The RSAF has been deploying fighter aircraft to Guam for rotational training since 2017. In the coming days, the RSAF’s F-15SGs, F-16C/Ds, and G550 Airborne Early Warning aircraft will again conduct training to sharpen and hone professional competencies. The RSAF will also be training with the United States Navy’s VAQ 132 squadron.

The RSAF has been working closely with its US counterparts to ensure that the necessary health and safety precautions are in place. It has also implemented strict safe management measures including pre-departure restriction of movement, pre-and post-deployment swab tests, and will ensure that personnel abide by US health and safety measures to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Overseas training such as this is important for the RSAF as it faces airspace constraints in Singapore.

This training opportunity in Guam is a testament to the trust and cooperation between the two Armed Forces, as well as the excellent and long-standing bilateral defence relations between Singapore and the US.

The RSAF also trains and interacts regularly with the United States Air Force through a wide range of activities, including regular bilateral and multilateral exercises such as Exercise Commando Sling, Exercise Red Flag – Nellis, and Exercise Cope Tiger.

(Republic of Singapore Air Force Release)