US showing off its best at Singapore Airshow
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 17, 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.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, practices its aerial demonstration routine prior to the Singapore International Airshow in Singapore, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The show, 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.
RAYMOND GEOFFROY/U.S. AIR FORCE