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The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House 2011 was staged at Paya Lebar Air Base over the weekend of 28 - 29 May. The event demonstrated the latest hardware and capabilities of the 3rd Generation RSAF and allowed visitors to meet the men and women behind the machines.
Two F-15SG Eagles from 149 'Shikra' Sqn scrambles to intercept an intruding aircraft as part of an air power demonstration. This would be the F-15's first participation in an open house since iPilot and Wizzo (WSO, Weapon Systems Officer) salute the audience as they taxi their mudhen for launch. The pilot wears a Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS). Also visible are the EW bumps undeThe F-16 is the most numerous aircraft in the RSAF fleet, with 60 of these flying in 3 fighter squadrons in Singapore and a training detachment in the United States.A 143 'Phoenix' Sqn F-16C taxis out to Rwy 02 in a mock scramble. Mounted on her port and starboard wingtip pylons are an Acceleration Monitor Assembly (AMA) pod and an Air Combat Manoeuvring InstrumeTwo army light strike vehicles are airlifted as underslung load by CH-47SD Chinook 88198.Commandos fast-rope from an AS332M1 Super Puma to interdict an 'enemy' objective. The type has served with the RSAF for 25 years, fulfilling a variety of roles from troop/equipment transport to combatIn the markings of 126 'Cougar' Sqn, Super Puma #270 makes a rapid exit after inserting commandos into the 'battlefield'. In recent years, modernisation programs have incorporated upgrades into the flF-15s and F-16s perform a formation break-off as they recover to base following the completion of an aerial display.The RSAF ordered 24 F-15SGs in 2 batches in 2005 and 2009. The last of these should be in the final stages of assembly in Boeing's St. Louis production line.A C-130H Hercules from 122 'Condor' Sqn makes her way out to Rwy 02 on a sortie to drop off the army's elite parachute team: the Red Lions.A Fokker 50 Maritime Enforcer Mk.2 on display with AGM-84 Harpoon missiles on its fuselage hardpoints. The RSAF first received its fleet of 5 F50MPA in 1994 but only officially revealed the aircraft'sWeapons load crew lift and load an inert AIM-9X Sidewinder round onto an F-15SG. GBU-54 Laser JDAMs can also be seen hanging from the weapon stations on the conformal fuel tank (CFT).145 'Hornet' Sqn's F-16D+ on static display armed with AIM-9S Sidewinders and GBU-12 laser-guided bombs. The squadron operates out of Changi Air Base (East) and has 20 of these mean machines in servicMore than half of Singapore Youth Flying Club's fleet of 13 Diamond DA40 pictured here on Paya Lebar's tarmac. The club had recently traded in its elderly Piper Warriors for the DA40s after 23 years oThe tail and fuselage (port side) of KC-130B #724 is adorned with special markings that commemorate 30 years of C-130 operations by 122 Sqn. This airframe was also the first in the fleet of 10 C-130s

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