Additional Singapore Strike Eagles to Australia
On 30 October 2020, an additional four Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-15SG Strike Eagles departed from Paya Lebar Air Base (Singapore) bound for RAAF Base Darwin (Australia).
Originally it was reported that only eight Strike Eagles would go Down Under, it now seems that the decision was made to increase the number to twelve.
So Phase III saw the arrival of more RSAF aircraft on their 2020 deployment to Darwin. Again the deployment saw a mix of 149 Squadron Shikra and 142 Squadron Gryphon tails and included the golden lion F-15SG serial 8327.
The Strike Eagles were refueled by 112 Squadron's A330MRTT serial 762. As additional transport, the RSAF send 122 Squadron C-130H Hercules serial 730. Gufstream G550 Nachshon Aitam, serial 016, from 111 Squadron joined the deployment.
For detailed information on the Singapore Air Order of Battle, please visit here.
Serial overview of the Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG Strike Eagles at RAAF Base Darwin:
Arrival 7 October 2020
8312 149 Squadron
8318 149 Squadron
8320 142 Squadron
8328 149 Squadron
Arrival 21 October 2020
8315 149 Squadron
8316 142 Squadron
8323 149 Squadron
8331 142 Squadron
Arrival 30 October 2020
8327 149 Squadron (Golden Lion)
8329 142 Squadron
8335 149 Squadron
8336 149 Squadron