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Singapore’s Apaches celebrate 15 years

12th October 2017 - 12:53 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


Fifteen years after their rollout in 2002, the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) AH-64D Apache Longbows are still innovating and picking up new capabilities to shape the land battle, many of these skills stemming from the Peace Vanguard detachment in Arizona.

Lt Col Eric Ng, 120 Squadron’s commanding officer, and the squadron’s instructor and test pilot Maj Spencer Ler, said a key capability was picked up from American joint tactical air controllers (JTAC) working with Peace Vanguard.

‘One practical example we took back is how American Apache operators do their urban fights [with the JTAC], as learned from recent

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Chen Chuanren


Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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