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MAHENDRA PRASAD S/O SIVAKUMAR

SAF Scholarship Recipient

SCHOLARSHIPS AND SPONSORSHIPS
EX RED FLAG - ALASKA
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 engage in a series of realistic and challenging air-to-air and air-to-ground training missions under day and night conditions in complex scenarios.

The exercise allows the RSAF to hone its combat readiness and sharpen its operational capabilities, and also underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relationship between the United States and Singapore.

EX RED FLAG - NELLIS
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 engage in a series of realistic and challenging air-to-air and air-to-ground training missions under day and night conditions in complex scenarios.

The exercise allows the RSAF to hone its combat readiness and sharpen its operational capabilities, and also underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relationship between the United States and Singapore.

PEACE CARVIN V
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 CARVIN II
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.

EX FORGING SABRE
EX FORGING SABRE
Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, United States

Ex Forging Sabre is an SAF integrated strike exercise involving personnel from the RSAF and Singapore Army, and a suite of sense and strike assets from across the SAF. Conducted at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, US, the SAF is able to train in a vast training area with an airspace more than 20 times the size of Singapore, allowing the SAF to conduct larger-scale and realistic training to maintain high-levels of readiness for Singapore's defence.

PEACE VANGUARD
PEACE VANGUARD
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.

150 SQN, CAZAUX DETACHMENT
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 undergo their advanced jet training using the M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer.

EX BRIGHTFIRE (XBF)
EX 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.

JOINT MILITARY TRAINING
JOINT MILITARY TRAINING
Kalaikunda Air Force Station, India

The Joint Military Training (JMT) is conducted in Kalaikunda Air Force Station, India. JMT allows aircrew from both air forces to hone their operational skills and enhance cooperation through high-end training, such as Air Combat and Mission-Oriented Trainings, under realistic and challenging conditions.

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

EX COPE TIGER
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 BERSAMA SERIES
EX BERSAMA SERIES
Malaysia and Singapore

Exercise Bersama Shield and Bersama Lima are Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) exercises involving assets and personnel from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Since the FPDA's formation in 1971, the FPDA has evolved over the years to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex contemporary security environment, while remaining as a defensive, inclusive and peaceful security arrangement. In 2021, the FPDA member-nations participated in a flypast and naval vessel display to commemorate the FPDA's 50th anniversary.

EX CAMAR INDOPURA / EX ELANG INDOPURA
EX CAMAR INDOPURA / EX ELANG INDOPURA
Indonesia

The RSAF participates in the 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.

These exercises serve as an excellent platform to enhance the professionalism and cooperation between the two air forces. It underscores the close and long-standing bilateral defence relations between Singapore and Indonesia.

130 SQN
130 SQN
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.

EX PITCH BLACK
EX PITCH BLACK
Darwin, Australia

Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial large-scale multilateral air combat exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force in Darwin, Australia. The exercise sees participating nations pitting their air combat skills against simulated threats in a challenging and realistic training environment, under day and night conditions.

Established in 1990, Exercise Pitch Black seeks to enhance professionalism and interoperability among the participating forces, and foster closer rapport and mutual understanding among the service personnel.

EX WALLABY
EX WALLABY
Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia

The RSAF participates in Exercise Wallaby, an annual large-scale exercise at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) in Queensland, Australia. Over the years, the RSAF has deployed our fighters, helicopters, transport aircraft, UAVs and Ground-Based Air Defence assets to take part in the tri-service exercise.

AUSTRALIAN ARMY AVAITION CENTRE
AUSTRALIAN ARMY AVAITION CENTRE
Oakey, Queensland, Australia

The RSAF started training at the Oakey Detachment in Queensland, Australia in 1998. The detachment currently operates the CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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WHEN YOU
GO ABOVE ALL,
YOU GO PLACES.

There is no limit to where the Air Force can take you. From training exercises in Alaska to detachment programmes in France – we have bases, operations and partners all around the globe, so there's no question that you will have opportunities for growth and leadership. Question is, are you ready to take them?

  • 18 airbase training locations around the world
  • Exposure to different cultures and experiences
OVERSEAS TRAINING AND DETACHMENT

It is fulfilling to be part of an organisation that is dedicated to the overall growth of its people

Every day in the RSAF drives me to conduct myself in a manner that is worthy of respect. From a carefree disposition, I have elevated myself to become a disciplined AIRIX.

It is fulfilling to be part of an organisation that is dedicated to the growth of its people. We are constantly introduced to activities that build an atmosphere of trust and solidarity among teams. In one such project, I led my team through technical difficulties to emerge victorious, and received the Innovation Award from the Chief of the Air Force. Definitely one of my proudest moments!

ME1 TEO XUAN LIANG
Air Imagery Intelligence Expert

I've learned to always stay focused and look at the bigger picture in life.

Being in the RSAF has enriched my life in more ways than I could ever imagine. As an Airforce Engineer, I have learned to always stay focused and look at the bigger picture in life. Because my day-to-day job not only affects me, but also the safety of all the pilots who are flying the aircraft. Therefore, living up to my squadron's motto – "Precise and Dependable" – has also become my personal goal.

Aside from that, I also got to experience important search and rescue missions and had the chance to be a part of our National Day Parade. It was easily one of the highlights of my career, if not my life. Which is why, I feel proud every morning putting on my uniform. Because I love what I am doing and I know I am playing my part in protecting my country at the same time.

ME1 Lum Xue Er
Air Force Engineer

The emphasis on excellence and teamwork has shaped me into the person I am today.

I have had a love for aviation since my secondary school days. When I received my wings in the RSAF after fourteen months of training in Italy, it was a personal triumph.

I consider it a privilege to be able to fly some of the world's most advanced aircrafts. As a pilot, I am trained to work with absolute precision to make crucial decisions within seconds. On tougher days, I am motivated to do my best by reminding myself that we are the first line of Singapore's defence.

The culture of maintaining high standards at RSAF has turned my passion into a profession. The emphasis on excellence and teamwork has shaped me into the person I am today.

LTA Tan Jin Felix
Pilot

a family bonded by a goal to overcome the impossible together

My family was surprised by my decision to join the Air Force. But they were supportive of my need to look beyond a desk job for something different, something more dynamic.

As most of our initial flying training was conducted overseas, it was a challenge for me to be away from my friends and family for prolonged periods of time. However, the camaraderie that I had with my course mates provided me with a home away from home – a family bonded by a goal to overcome the impossible together.

My most memorable moment in the RSAF yet? My very first flight on the CT4B, a light aircraft. That first take-off on a non-commercial aircraft was truly a unique and inspiring experience.

CPT Ivy Tan
Weapon Systems Officer (Fighter)

RSAF drives you to step out of your comfort zone and fulfil your potential.

My journey in the RSAF has been an exciting one. As an AFE, I had the privilege of planning the RSAF's participation in an overseas exercise. This has enabled me to broaden my understanding of strategic planning and effective execution.

Being an Officer-in-Charge has instilled a strong sense of responsibility and accountability in me. I am also better at finding the right balance between nurturing my team and ensuring that standards of excellence and safety are maintained for a safe working environment.

The RSAF drives you to step out of your comfort zone and fulfil your potential.

ME4 Yeo Wen Jie
Air Force Engineer

BEING IN THE RSAF HAS BROUGHT OUT A GREATER VERSION OF ME.

To me, joining the RSAF is my way of serving my friends, family and country Рit may sound like a clich̩ but I do find my higher purpose here.

Initially, I had difficulties keeping up with the fast-paced training and dynamic operating environment. But fast forward today (just over a year later), I have improved. I wouldn't say training and operations are easy, but with my teammates around me, I am definitely stronger physically, mentally and professionally.

The RSAF has strengthened my ability to command and communicate effectively and confidently. In the RSAF, I found a better version of myself.

2LT Miranda Chan
Air Warfare Officer

It was the best choice i've made for my career 12 years ago.

I always knew that I wanted a career that challenges me physically and mentally, something that does not bind me to a desk. Plus the love I have had for uniforms, I was completely drawn to the RSAF after having a chat with my career advisor. And it was the best choice I have made for my career 12 years ago.

The RSAF empowers me and has encouraged me to try out different roles within the ADSS vocation, things that I would never get the opportunities to otherwise. Some of them might be challenging, but I know I will always have support, every step of the way.

3WO Wong Huixian
Air Defence Systems Specialist