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Singapore Air Force welcomes Seahawks into service

20th January 2011 - 19:27 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has inducted the S-70B Seahawk into service.

During a ceremony at Sembawang AB on 18 January, the six aircraft were inaugurated into the RSAF's first naval unit, 123 Squadron.

The squadron will join the Helicopter Group under the RSAF's Participation Command, which was set up in 2007 to develop and deploy air power in support of land and maritime operations.

The Seahawks were ordered in January 2005 to operate from the Singapore Navy's Formidable Class frigates.

Training was carried out by the US Navy in Southern California under a programme called Peace Triton.

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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