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US showing off its best at Singapore Airshow

An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and two F-22 Raptor stealth fighters stand on display during the opening day of the Singapore International Airshow in Singapore, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.<br>Raymond Geoffroy/U.S. Air Force
An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and two F-22 Raptor stealth fighters stand on display during the opening day of the Singapore International Airshow in Singapore, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.

Note: This article has been corrected.

The United States is showing off its aerial capabilities, along with some of its most advanced aircraft, to the world this week at an airshow billed as “Asia’s biggest for aviation’s finest.”

The Singapore International Airshow, which kicked off Tuesday and runs through Sunday, features static displays and flying demonstrations by military aircraft from the U.S., Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and France.

Two Air Force F-22A Raptor stealth fighters are taking part for the first time this year, a Pacific Air Forces statement said.

“We are very excited to showcase this unique capability at the (airshow), Gen. Lori J. Robinson, PACAF commander, said in the statement. “Only the U.S. Air Force has the global reach to bring fifth-generation fighters anywhere in the world, and we are proud to display this capability here in Singapore.”

Other participating U.S. aircraft include two F/A-18E Super Hornets, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, an MV-22 Osprey, a C-17 Globemaster, a C-130J Super Hercules and a P-8 Poseidon, according to the airshow’s website.

A biennial event since 1996, the Singapore International Airshow is the largest defense exhibition and international trade show in the Pacific, the statement said.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Gen. Lori J. Robinson as PAF commander. The story has been edited to show Gen. Robinson's job title as PACAF commander.

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