We are sending the following post from the media preview held today at the Singapore Airshow, two days before the official opening of the Singapore Airshow, some of the visiting aircraft and most of the Singapore Air Force aircraft are already parked at the static display area.
The seven-aircraft Korean T-50B ‘Golden Eagle’ display team, the “Black Eagles”, fan out on the final manoeuvre of their impressive display at Singapore Airshow rehearsal on February 9th. The Korean Black Eagles flight demonstrations at the Singapore Airshow 2014. Photo: Noam Eshel The ROKF T-50B ‘Black Eagles’ demonstration team. Another view of the ROKF Black Eagle demonstration team. The ‘Black Eagle’ flight demonstration team from Korea perform an eight aircraft inverted fan menouver Another visiting aerobatic team is the ‘Jupiters’ from TNI-AU – the Indonesian Air Force, flying with six KT-1B Woong Bee. Photo: Noam Eshel Part of the from the Jupiter flight demonstration team from the Indonesian TNI-AU. The “Jupiter Aerobatic Team” is the current Indonesian Air Force aerobatic display team flying with six KT-1B Woong Bee aircraft painted in red and white. Photo: Noam Eshel The USAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster displaying low-level, low speed maneouvers over the waterfront, as part of the Singapore Airshow flight display. Photo: Noam Eshel IAI is preparing a surprise for UAV fans. It’s loaded with good stuff that the Israelis will not say anything about, before the official unveiling this coming Tuesday, so stay tuned to see it here on defense-Update as it happens… An example of how the ST Kinetics connected combat team could work, is the integration of the Blade IV UAS and ‘Terex Mothership’ armored vehicle, supporting a squad with firepower, protection, mobility, communications, computing and energy storage. Photo: Noam Eshel This year there is also an interesting representation of air defense systems, with the Israeli Spyder, Improved Hawk (MIM-23) and and , M-113A2 Ultra Mechanized Igla VSHORAD vehicle carrying six Russian Igla air defense missiles and a radar. Photo: Noam Eshel Hawker Beechcraft AT-6B Texan II displaying a mean face at the Singapore Airshow. Photo: Noam Eshel A group photo showing the Singapore Air Force military aircraft park, including F-16E, F-15SG, CH-47 Chinook, Apache AH-64D, S-70B maritime helicopter, Heron I and hermes 450 drones, Gulfstream V CAEW airborne early warning aircraft and C-130H. In total the 17 aircraft static display and the dramatic ‘Black Knights’ RSAF F-16 aerobatic team display will be part of the RSAF is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Noam Eshel Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Rhino displaying high manoeuvrability at a solo display at the Singapore Airshow. Photo: Noam Eshel US Marine Corps V-22 demonstrates hovering over water with a model of the F-35 at the foreground. Photo: Noam Eshel The Bel/Boeing V-22 Osprey is demonstrating its hovering, fast and slow performance here at the Singapore Airshow. Photo: Noam Eshel Workers at the ST Engineering display are preparing an impressive display that covers the whole group’s activities. Photo: Noam Eshel As part of Singapore technologies engineering innovations, the company displayed the Terratone, an autonomous robotic vehicle designed for homeland security missions. It can be seen here with non-lethal mission payload and situational awareness sensors enabling the vehicle to operate in complex urban terrain. Photo: Noam Eshel Following a successful service with the British forces in Afghanistan, the Bronco/Warthog is receiving an upgrade in protection (particularly agains mines and blasts), it is will being offered in a more modular configuration, enabling rapid reconfiguration with mission specific modules. Photo: Noam Eshel The concept behind ‘Terex Mothership’ is the provision of total support for the combat troops – from mobility and protection, through firepower, command and control to logistical support. Photo: Noam Eshel Singapore Technologies Engineering and Gibbs Amphitrucks are working together to introduce the Humdinga, an amphibious vehicle that can move from land to amphibian mobility without any preparation. Humdinga is a full-time 4WD Amphitruck powered by a 300BHP turbo diesel engine. It is capable of highway speeds on land and over 30mph on water. With the touch of a button Humdinga transitions between land and water in seconds. On water Humdinga utillizes GIBBS Amphibians proprietary HSA twin water jet propulsion technology. Humdinga was developed to access remote destinations and has robust marine, highway and off-road performance. Photo: Noam Eshel