OVERSEAS TRAINING AND DETACHMENTS

The RSAF trains with our counterparts around the globe, bringing our training opportunities far beyond our borders. These overseas deployments strengthen our ties with other nations, allow us to train with and learn from the world's best, benefiting from their rich aviation heritage and experience.

In the RSAF, your passion will take you further than you can imagine, as you embark on training exercises and long-term detachment programmes all over the world.

These collaborations strengthen the bonds of understanding and defence cooperation between Singapore and other nations while allowing us to benefit from each other's experience.

  • Enjoy exciting opportunities to visit 18 airbase training locations around the world.
  • Learn from the world's best during your overseas attachments as you immerse in different cultures and experiences.
  • Apply your unique skills to operating our state-of-the-art aircraft and weapon systems.

TRAINING LOCATIONS

When it comes to overseas training, we spread our wings in training locations around the world.

Asia Pacific

130 SQN, Flying Training Institute

Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce, Perth, Australia

130 SQN, which is part of the RSAF's Flying Training Institute (FTI), conducts a nine-month long Basic Wings Course (BWC) to provide potential RSAF pilots with the knowledge of and skills for basic flying before they progress to the advanced flying course. 130 SQN currently uses the Pilatus PC-21 trainer aircraft.

Joint Military Training

Kalaikunda Air Force Station, India

The Joint Military Training (JMT) is conducted in Kalaikunda Air Force Station, India. The JMT is a valuable opportunity for our two air forces to interact and train together under realistic and challenging conditions.

The training also helps to enhance interoperability and foster closer rapport and understanding among the personnel of both our air forces.

RSAF Helicopter Detachment in Oakey

Australian Army Aviation Centre in Oakey, Queensland, Australia

The RSAF Helicopter Detachment in Oakey, Queensland, Australia was established in 1996 and officially commissioned in 1999. We operate the AS-332 Super Puma Helicopters in Oakey.

Ex Bersama Series (Lima/Shield)

Malaysia and Singapore

Bersama Lima is a major Five Power Defence Arrangement exercise that aims to enhance regional security and foster cooperation among its member countries.

As part of the exercise, the RSAF and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) regularly conduct fighter cross-deployments and landways, where our pilots are hosted in Malaysia and vice versa. This showcases the close defence relationship between our two air forces.

Ex Camar Indopura / Ex Elang Indopura

Indonesia

The RSAF is involved in annual bilateral Maritime Air Surveillance (Ex Camar Indopura) and Air Defence (Ex Elang Indopura) exercises with the Indonesian Air Force, TNI-AU. Ex Elang Indopura comprises of a Command Post exercise and an Air Manoeuvre exercise.

The exercises have strengthened mutual understanding and interoperability between our two air forces.

Ex Cobra Gold

Thailand

Exercise Cobra Gold is a series of multilateral exercises conducted in Thailand, focusing on peace support and non-combatant evacuation operations.

Ex Cope Tiger

Korat Air Base, Thailand

Exercise Cope Tiger is an annual trilateral exercise conducted by the RSAF, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), and the United States Air Force (USAF) at the Korat Air Base, Thailand. This exercise seeks to enhance professionalism and interoperability among the three participating air forces. It also aims to forge a stronger rapport and closer understanding among the participating personnel.

Ex Pitch Black

Darwin, Australia

Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial multilateral exercise in Darwin, Australia which has provided the RSAF with an excellent opportunity to conduct air operations under realistic training conditions and to enhance our interoperability with the other participating air forces.

This large-scale air combat exercise has previously involved participants from Australia, France, Indonesia, New Zealand, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and United States.

Ex Wallaby

Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia

The RSAF is involved in Exercise Wallaby, an annual large-scale exercise at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) in Queensland, Australia.

The vast airspace in SWBTA allows for better training and the RSAF deploys our helicopters and Ground-Based Air Defence assets for the exercise as part of the multiple air-land integration operations.

Africa

Exercise Brightfire (XBF)

Overberg Test Range in South Africa

Exercise Brightfire (XBF) is a Ground-Based Air Defence live-firing exercise conducted by the RSAF's Divisional Air Defence Group (DAG) at the Overberg Test Range (OTR) in South Africa.

The exercise hones the operational competencies of our participants and enhances their confidence in operating our Air Defence weapon systems.

Europe

150 SQN, Cazaux Detachment

Cazaux Air Base, France

The RSAF's Cazaux Detachment in France began in 1998. It is where the RSAF's fighter pilot trainees go through advanced jet training. 150 SQN currently conducts training using the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer.

North America

Peace Carvin II

Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, United States

The Peace Carvin II (PC II) detachment in Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, United States was established in 1992 and is the longest operating overseas detachment for the RSAF. Training is currently conducted using the RSAF's F-16C/D Fighting Falcons.

Peace Carvin V

Mountain Home Air Force Base (MHAFB), Idaho, United States

The Peace Carvin V (PC V) detachment in Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, United States was established in 2008. Training is currently conducted using the RSAF's F-15SG Fighter aircraft.

Peace Vanguard (PV)

Marana, Arizona, United States

The Peace Vanguard (PV) detachment in Marana, Arizona, United States was established in 2001. The detachment currently flies the RSAF's AH-64 Apache Helicopters.

Ex Forging Sabre

Arizona, United States

Exercise Forging Sabre is an integrated strike exercise conducted by the SAF, and includes a number of assets from the RSAF and the Singapore Army. It is held in Arizona, United States.

The exercise provides the 3rd Generation SAF with an excellent opportunity to validate our integrated strike capabilities in a realistic and challenging environment.

Ex Green Flag East

Fort Polk, Louisiana, United States

Exercise Green Flag East is a United States Air Force (USAF) flag series exercise held in Fort Polk, Louisiana and is participated by RSAF's Peace Vanguard (PV) detachment.

The exercise focuses on Close Air Support (CAS) missions supporting the US Army units undergoing Joint Readiness Training Centre evaluation.

Ex Red Flag - Alaska

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, United States

Exercise Red Flag is a United States Air Force (USAF) Flag-series combat training exercise that allows participants to execute air combat and strike operations in a realistic, high-threat environment to enhance their combat readiness and operational capabilities.

The exercise enhances professionalism and interoperability among the participating forces, providing the RSAF with an opportunity to benchmark ourselves against other leading Air Forces. The exercise also underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relationship between the United States and Singapore.

Ex Red Flag - Nellis

Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, United States

Exercise Red Flag is a United States Air Force (USAF) Flag-series combat training exercise that allows participants to execute air combat and strike operations in a realistic, high-threat environment to enhance their combat readiness and operational capabilities. The exercise enhances professionalism and interoperability among the participating forces, providing the RSAF with an opportunity to benchmark ourselves against other leading Air Forces. The exercise also underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relationship between the United States and Singapore.

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