05 August 2016
Singapore’s air force is exploring the possibility of conducting fighter training in Guam, and could even set up a training facility on the US island territory, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.
In an interview on Wednesday with the Singapore media to wrap up his official visit to the US, Mr Lee said the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is always looking for opportunities to expand its training options, because of airspace constraints in Singapore.
… Defence analyst Ho Shu Huang said due to Singapore’s limited airspace, adding another training area in Guam gives the RSAF more options. “It also signifies the strong bilateral defence ties between the Singapore and the US,” said Mr Ho, an associate research fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
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