A government spokesman confirmed to Defense News that the 68 F-15s in line for the upgrade will be single-seat F-15Js that have previously gone through the Multi-Stage Improvement Program. That leaves the fate of 34 jets still up in the air.
Video released by Proteus Advanced Systems states that Blue Spear’s flight profile and mission execution are programmable by its operators but could also be highly automated, depending on mission requirements.
The small island nation of Singapore has a reputation for being one of the most well-equipped and advanced air forces in Southeast Asia. Less well known, however, is its provision of airborne search and rescue services for some of the busiest sea lanes in the world.
Russia’s aerospace industry is thriving through a lucrative export market in the Indo-Pacific region, selling multirole fighters, light-attack aircraft and helicopters to traditional customers and making inroads into new ones.