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Singapore Airshow 2024: Singapore’s air chief reflects on lessons learnt from ongoing conflicts

20th February 2024 - 09:32 GMT | by Roy Choo in Singapore


The RSAF marked its 55th year in 2023 amid ongoing conflicts that hold key lessons. (Photo: Roy Choo)

Singapore’s air force chief shares four key learnings from ongoing conflicts ranging from countering low-cost drones to ensuring the defence of the digital domain.

The ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East have highlighted four key learnings that air forces would need to address, and which the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has been considering in its transformation.

The reflections were shared by the service’s outgoing chief, Maj Gen Kelvin Khong, ahead of the Singapore Airshow 2024. Khong has served in the capacity since March 2019.

Khong said that the Russia—Ukraine conflict had reinforced the importance of achieving air superiority.

“I believe that, if either side had achieved air superiority, the conflict would have taken on a very different trajectory,” Khong remarked.

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Roy Choo


Roy Choo

Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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