Ad­di­tional Sea Hawks for Sin­ga­pore

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The Repub­lic of Sin­ga­pore Air Force (RSAF) took de­liv­ery of two S-70Bs in late Jan­uary which join six oth­ers of the Repub­lic of Sin­ga­pore Navy (RSN) but op­er­ated by the RSAF’s 123 Squadron at Sem­bawang Air Base. The lat­est pair re­tains the same sen­sor suite as the pre­vi­ous six (APS-143 sur­veil­lance radar, AAS-44 elec­tro-op­ti­cal/in­frared (EO/IR) sen­sor and the L-3 HLRAS dip­ping sonar). How­ever, they in­cor­po­rate an im­proved Block 2 avion­ics con­fig­u­ra­tion, which in­cludes up­graded hard­ware and soft­ware sys­tems, an au­to­matic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem, as well as a joy­stick con­troller in the cabin to en­able the tac­ti­cal co-or­di­na­tion of­fi­cer and sen­sor op­er­a­tor to con­trol the EO/IR sen­sor.

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