140 Squadron, Republic of Singapore Air Force

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RSAF 140 Squadron
140Sqn shoulder patch.jpg
Active 1970
Role Multi-role fighter
Garrison/HQ Tengah Air Base
Motto "Stand Firm in Defence"
Equipment Twelve F-16C/D Fighting Falcons
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Osprey

The 140 Squadron "Osprey" of the Republic of Singapore Air Force currently operates twelve F-16 Fighting Falcon of the F-16C/D Block 52 version. Based in Tengah Air Base, the squadron goes by the motto "Stand Firm in Defence" with the Osprey adopted as its mascot.

History[edit]

The Squadron was set up in February 1970 as Singapore's first Air Defence Fighter Squadron and received their first aircraft - two refurbished Hawker Hunters aircraft in July 1970. The Hawker Hunters served faithfully for twenty years, after which they were replaced by the F-16A/Bs in 1990. These were, in turn, replaced by newer F-16C/Ds in 2000 and were subsequently transferred to Royal Thai Air Force the same year.

Achievements[edit]

140 Squadron is also a consistent winner in the annual Singapore Armed Forces Best Unit Competition for the Air Force, having emerged as the Best Fighter Squadron since the competition's inception back in 1985. Namely: 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2006 & 2007.

Aircraft operated[edit]

  1. 46× Hawker Hunters (1970–1992)
  2. 8× F-16A/B Fighting Falcons (1990–2004)
  3. 12× F-16C/D Fighting Falcons (2003–present)

Latest photo[edit]

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