1/72 F-15SG STRIKE EAGLE USAF 05-0005 MO 428th FS "Buccaneers"
Status: Temp Out
Manufactured By: Witty Wings
The F-15SG (formerly the F-15T) is a variant of the F-15E, ordered by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) after a seven-year evaluation period involving five other fighter aircraft under consideration. The F-15SG was chosen on 6 September 2005 over the Dassault Rafale, the only remaining aircraft still in contention.
On 22 August 2005, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified US Congress about a potential Foreign military sales (FMS) of weapons, logistics and training in the event that the Boeing F-15 was selected by Singapore. Since the F-15 purchase was confirmed, it can be assumed that Singapore will follow up on this proposed weapons and logistics packaF-15SG STRIKE EAGLE USAF 05-0005 MO 428th FS "Buccaneers" ge, worth a further US$741 million if all options are exercised. Various weapons and hardware are included in this package such as AIM-120C, and AIM-9X missiles; GBU-38 JDAM, and AGM-154 JSOW air-to-ground weapons; Night Vision Goggles and Link 16 terminals.
The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on 22 October 2007, exercised the option to purchase eight more F-15SG fighters which was part of the original contract signed in 2005. Along with this buy, an additional order of four F-15SGs increased the total order to 24 fighters. The first F-15SG was rolled out on 3 November 2008. Deliveries of F-15SGs began in 2009 and all 24 were declared operationally ready in September 2013 Media reports in March 2013 suggested Singapore may buy more F-15SG fighters.