The Republic of Singapore Air Force has, in inventory, several powerful solutions including the F-15, F-16, and AH-64 attack types.
POWER INDEX SCORE
(Ranked 25 of 53)
Balance and a vision towards the future keeps the Republic of Singapore Air Force at the top of the Asia-Pacific region. The service fields 100 total fighters, accounting for 43% of inventory, and this constitutes the multi-faceted Lockheed F-16 'Fighting Falcon' in its C- amd D-model forms alongside the strike-focused Boeing F-15SG (E-model) 'Strike Eagle'. The rotorcraft fleet is spearheaded by 17 examples of the powerful Boeing AH-64D 'Apache' attack helicopter backed by several proven transport types (all of foreign origin). Total strength makes up 31% of all inventory. Beyond this is attention paid to the training fleet (15%) covering basic, advanced, and helicopter training forms and a modest transport, tanker, and special-mission force. On-order systems include additional transport helos, more tanker aircraft, and at least four examples of the vaunted Lockheed Martin F-35B Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) 5th Generation Strike fighter for evaluation purposes.NOTES: The WDMMA.org Power Index (PwrIndx) score looks at various qualities of an individual air power (or service branch). While total aircraft certainly influences the rating, aircraft variety (force balance) also plays a key role in determining an air service's placement on the list. Other focused qualities include local industry (aerospace-related) capability, future outlook, and current/recent combat experience. All this is worked into a formula which provides an analytical approach to resolving a force's fighting state in the modern world. This approach to fighting strength is highly theoretical and does not take into account a nation's available manpower or resolve in the face of conflict nor does it involve land and naval fighting strength. The top achievable PwrIndx score belongs to the United States Air Force with its rating of 242.9. As of now, UAV systems are not taken into account due to reporting differences between publicly-available sources (these will be integrated as some point). Navy aviation branches do not take into account the fighting capacity of naval ships.
118 Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50%.
165 Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70%.
176 Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75%.
188 Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80%.