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SINGAPORE PLANS TO BUY 4 F-35s WITH OPTION FOR 8 MORE

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla. perform an aerial refueling mission with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron from March ARB, Calif., May 14, 2013 off the coast of Northwest Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing is a joint graduate flying and maintenance training wing that trains Air Force, Marine, Navy and international partner operators and maintainers of the F-35 Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/Released)

SINGAPORE – March 1, 2019. According to Reuters, Singapore plans to buy an initial 4 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin, with an option to purchase 8 more, as it looks to replace its ageing F-16 fleet, the city-state’s defense minister Ng Eng Hen said earlier today. Ng Eng Hen said in parliament that the ministry of defense will issue

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