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Singapore F-16 photo-recon capability breaks cover

28th May 2020 - 13:53 GMT | by Roy Choo in Sydney

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Recent imagery reviewed by Shephard confirms a long-range oblique photography (LOROP) sensor capability on Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16s.

The images depict twin-seat F-16Ds carrying an Elbit Systems Condor 2 EO LOROP pod on its centre-line hardpoint. The aircraft were also configured with 370-gallon wing tanks.

The pod-carrying F-16Ds had been observed flying sorties from Tengah Air Base in the western part of Singapore. Based there is a fleet of 28 F-16C/Ds, understood to be pooled between 140 and 143 Squadrons. It is not known if the LOROP mission is undertaken by either of these two squadrons or

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Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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