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Singapore to announce F-16 replacement soon

Southeast Asia's strongest air force considers F-35 as candidate

Singapore is evaluating the F-35 as a potetial candidate to replace the F-16.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE (Kyodo) -- Singapore plans to announce in the next few months its choice of replacement for its ageing F-16 fighter jets as it looks to upgrade its air force beyond 2030.

"We have looked at it carefully and I think we should make a decision within the next few months to make sure that we can replace our F-16 in time," Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said in an interview with a group of journalists at his ministry on Friday.

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