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Republic of Singapore Air Force

Total Aircraft: 235

Active Aircraft Inventory (2020)

FIGHTERS
HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORTS
TRAINERS
SPECIAL MISSION
ON-ORDER
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

36.4

(Ranked 25 of 53)
*See Notes
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.
Inventory Breakdown
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%.


Fighters
Total: 100 (43%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
60
F-16C/D
Multirole
40
F-15SG
Multirole




Helicopters
Total: 72 (31%)
OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
32
AS532/AS332
Transport
17
AH-64D
Attack
15
CH-47SD/D/F
Transport
8
S-70
ASW/SAR




Transports
Total: 9 (4%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
5
C-130H
Tactical
4
F27 Mk 0502
Utility




Trainers
Total: 36 (15%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
19
PC-21
Basic Trainer
12
M-346
Advanced Jet Trainer
5
H120
Helicopter Trainer




Tankers
Total: 9 (4%)
OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
5
KC-130B/H
Aerial Refueling
4
A330 MRTT
Aerial Refueling




Special
Total: 9 (4%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
5
Fokker 50
Maritime Patrol
4
G550
Airborne Early Warning




On-Order
Total: 42
16
H225M
Medium-Lift
10
CH-47F
Transport
4
F-35B
Strike Fighter
2
A330 MRTT
Aerial Refueling
National Powers (A-to-Z)
53 Countries Ranked; 366 Aircraft Types Tracked; 35,953 Total Aircraft Followed.
Switzerland (167)
#40
Swiss Air Force (167)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) (327)
#27
United Arab Emirates Air Force (327)