Monday, September 15, 2008

Singapore Air Force FDC

Singapore FDC
Name: 40 Years of The Republic of Singapore Air Force
Date of Issue: 28 August 2008

In 1968, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) began as the Singapore Air Defence Command. 40 years on, it has transformed into a First Class Air Force, capable of full spectrum operations with its specialised team of World Class People – the Heart of the 3rd Generation RSAF.

1st Local:
Be it for fighter, transport, or helicopter operations, RSAF's pilots are always at the frontline of air campaigns. They symbolise mental dexterity, decisiveness, precision, and strength.

2nd Local: Weapon Systems Officer
(Command, Control and Communications)
The WSO(C3) are the 'eyes and ears' of the RSAF. They identify are flying objects in our airspace and communicate incoming threats to the pilots and air defence artillery operators to keep Singapore safe.

65c: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Pilot
The RSAF's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilots command their aerial vehicles remotely from the ground to provide real-time information and surveillance, which are key prerequisites for battlefield superiority.

80c: Air Engineering Officer & Senior Technician
Air Engineering Officers lead teams of professionals, overseeing the functionality, operability and readiness of the RSAF's state-of-the-art equipment and systems to provide the RSAF's leading-edge technology.

Senior Technicians are the backbone of the RSAF, maintaining its equipment and weapon systems in tip-top condition. Their expertise is highly valued and relied upon in executing missions.

$1.10: Weapon Systems Officer (Air Defence Artillery)
Air Defence Artillery (ADA) is the foundation of Singapore's air defence. The RSAF's ADA arsenal comprises a multitude of systems to eliminate all air threats, striking up to forty, kilometres at twice the speed of sound.

Comment: I'm so surprise, as a small country, Singapore has a regular air force.

1 comment:

tants said...

While this issue professed to be about air force vocation, the stamps actually features some of the acquisition by the RSAF. For helicopter enthusiasts, the 1st local stamp features the Super Puma, and the 80-cent stamp features the Apache Longbow.

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