US Department of State Approves Sale of 12 F-35B Fighters to Singapore


Another country may soon acquire American fifth-generation F-35 fighters. The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 12 F-35B fighters to Singapore. This was reported by the US Department of Defense Agency for Defense and Security Cooperation.


According to the report, the US State Department approved the sale of 12 F-35B fighters and related equipment to Singapore. The $ 2,75 billion deal also includes training for Singapore Air Force pilots. Terms and other parameters of a possible agreement have not yet been disclosed, since the sale has not been finally approved.

This proposed sale will help achieve United States foreign policy and national security goals. Singapore is a strategic friend and major partner in security cooperation, and an important force for ensuring political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region ... The proposed sale of this aircraft and support will not change the basic military balance in the region

- said in a statement.

The F-35B multifunctional short-take-off and vertical landing fighter-bomber is designed specifically for the US Marine Corps.
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  1. Alexander Petrov1 10 January 2020 09: 06 New
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    They pulled all the technology from our best in the World record holder Yak-141.
    1. Alexander Petrov1 10 January 2020 09: 33 New
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      Why don’t you agree with me and put the cons ?, read the press, because in fact the Americans in the dashing 90 years bought the propulsion system technology from our "smart then leaders" on the Yak-141.
      1. Snail N9 10 January 2020 09: 42 New
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        "Dragged for grandmas," this is called, "bought." “Stolen”, this is when there is no “grandmother” at all. yes Another thing is that pennies paid, and it is not clear to whom, but what we have, we have. request
        1. Alexander Petrov1 10 January 2020 09: 44 New
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          Duck, I write that probably this money did not reach the people and therefore they stole it. laughing
          1. Ratmir_Ryazan 10 January 2020 10: 57 New
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            Duck, I write that probably this money did not reach the people and therefore they stole it.


            Stop writing nonsense on this resource.

            Money for the sale of engine technology for VTOL was sent to the company that developed this technology. The plane is not developed by the whole country, but by a specific design bureau that spends resources and resources. So why did you decide that money for the product created by Yakovlev Design Bureau should be shared by everyone ?!

            Why they allowed to sell this technology is the question that is worth asking.
            1. Blackmokona 10 January 2020 11: 14 New
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              Because it doesn’t matter much, after all, the United States had already received Harrrier’s technology along with specialists who developed it
      2. Vol4ara 10 January 2020 12: 22 New
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        Quote: Alexander Petrov1
        Why don’t you agree with me and put the cons ?, read the press, because in fact the Americans in the dashing 90 years bought the propulsion system technology from our "smart then leaders" on the Yak-141.

        Well, where are the analogues of F 35? Let's do it according to ready-made drawings, which we stole / bought and call yak 142
    2. xGibSoNx 10 January 2020 19: 52 New
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      They pulled all technologies from our best in the World record holder Yak-141
      Enough to spread such nonsense everywhere! In the 90s, it was "very fashionable" to cooperate with the West. That which they could not realize for one reason or another in one place, they could realize in another! Actually the United States, never when did not hide the fact that this is so. From here, actually the “miracle experts” know about this. Let’s then already talk about whoever stole the Chevrolet Niva project from anyone .. why the new Kamaz trucks are for the most part Mercedes .. why AvtoVAZ in general has no relation to the Russian Federation or who, for example, built the Gorky Automobile Plant .. You know whether you can attribute to anyone, and anything! The whole question is the correct statement of facts!
  2. aszzz888 10 January 2020 09: 14 New
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    Not surprisingly, the Singapore Armed Forces graze on the Merikatos arms market, and besides, they have LOTS of grandmas.
  3. g1washntwn 10 January 2020 09: 25 New
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    And Singapore has its own at least Helicopter carriers so that it was “B” they desperately needed?
    My IMHO - Singapore wanted an "A", but the Americans "convinced" of the purchase exactly what for he did not need vertical bars.
    “No corruption” and “invisible hand of the market” are attached.
    1. donavi49 10 January 2020 10: 12 New
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      Singapore suddenly has helicopter carriers wink

      And immediately 4 pieces.



      1. Alexander Petrov1 10 January 2020 10: 25 New
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        Yeah, interesting, in a country with one district of Moscow there are already 4 helicopter carriers, but in our country with the largest coastline, not one ...
        1. bessmertniy 10 January 2020 10: 39 New
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          It is hard to imagine why Singapore needs all this. Obviously, there is some kind of confrontation, about which practically nothing is said. what
          1. Blackmokona 10 January 2020 11: 15 New
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            Singapore is extremely rich, but there are always enough people willing to take money
          2. kjhg 10 January 2020 11: 52 New
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            Quote: bessmertniy
            It is hard to imagine why Singapore needs all this. Obviously, there is some kind of confrontation, about which practically nothing is said. what

            There, in Southeast Asia, all countries have one fear - fear of China's growing power and its ambitions. Although, in fact, Singapore is China. The vast majority of the indigenous population are Han.
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        3. eklmn 10 January 2020 19: 36 New
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          Take an example from the Chinese - look at how they “faked” the Soviet aircraft carrier Riga, sold by Ukraine
          https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a30392809/liaoning-before-and-after/
        4. xGibSoNx 10 January 2020 19: 54 New
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          Yeah, interesting, in a country with one district of Moscow there are already 4 helicopter carriers, but in our country with the largest coastline, not one ...
          Now, if one district of Moscow washed the borders of other countries, probably, such a question would not have existed ...
        5. Observer2014 10 January 2020 22: 24 New
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          Quote: Alexander Petrov1
          Yeah, interesting, in a country with one district of Moscow there are already 4 helicopter carriers, but in our country with the largest coastline, not one ...

          yes And don’t say it. By the way, in your previous opinions on this article, I have plus. If it can console you. hiIn Russia, in terms of the development of the navy, its own path of development.
      2. Avior 10 January 2020 11: 51 New
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        but for planes they are clearly unsuitable
        and they have no UDC
        unless plans can eat to build?
      3. g1washntwn 10 January 2020 13: 54 New
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        Do not offer existing RSS Endurance for F-35B. There are only two places for transport helicopters.
        For you and those “not understanding between the lines,” I’m asking myself a question: Does Singapore NOW have aircraft carriers capable of receiving the F-35B?

        If you wanted to say about the extended Endurance-160, you also wanted to lay it no earlier than 2021 and so far you can’t carry the F-35B with the 2014 air model.
        1. voyaka uh 10 January 2020 14: 51 New
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          "Does Singapore NOW have aircraft carriers capable of accepting the F-35B?" ////
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          A short piece of straight deck is enough to take off the F-35B.
          A helipad is enough for landing.
          Only need to put an additional steel sheet for heat dissipation
          exhaust during landing.
          In appearance, Singapore's helicopter carriers are quite suitable for the F-35B
          with minimal alterations to the deck.
          1. g1washntwn 10 January 2020 14: 59 New
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            It is necessary to radically redo not only the deck, but also the lifts and the internal layout, so that minimal intervention can not be done. In addition, what kind of wing is a maximum of 3-4 sides, 1-2 of which will always vandalize on deck? I would not be surprised if Singapore agreed with the Americans on the possibility of using their fleet, but remaking these Endurans, the same as teaching a bear to ride a children's bicycle, looks fun, but you can’t get from Vladik to Moscow.
            1. voyaka uh 10 January 2020 16: 43 New
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              "In addition, what kind of wing is a maximum of 3-4 sides" ///
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              The wing will be small, you're right.
              But roughly the same problems are with the Japanese, Italians, Spaniards
              who remodel their UDC into mini-aircraft carriers.
              F-35B revived a class forgotten since the Second World War
              aircraft carriers - escort. With a small wing.
  4. knn54 10 January 2020 09: 30 New
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    The approval of the State Department is SELLING the transaction
    The reason is clear - "the development of a regional security system." Containment of China.
    Before the deal, the Singapore newspaper Straits Times published an article in which, citing officials, it was stated that not only American Fs, but also Chinese J-20s could be purchased for the Singapore Air Force - “confidence-building measures in the military-technical sphere” . Of course, when the export option appears.
  5. eagle owl 10 January 2020 09: 34 New
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    They will approve the sale of at least a damn in the mortar. For half of Europe has already refused - the project all alone will not pay off, well, at least with less losses to get out.
    PiSi: how, did the super fighters help in the attack of the Kyrgyz Republic on Aramko (and he is half American) and on bases in Iraq? Or litak - blind, does not see nichrome?
    1. Keyser soze 10 January 2020 11: 22 New
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      For half of Europe has already refused ...


      Not only did not refuse, but the Greeks said yesterday that they are buying 24 F35 for 3 billion. Plus they upgrade their F16 to the Block 70 standard, and Mirages too.

      the project will not pay off all by itself,


      It has long paid off - it’s the penguin turn to the moon. Print and do not steam.

      You better put the SU57 into operation faster and start selling so that it pays off, and it’s also a plus.
      1. eagle owl 10 January 2020 12: 39 New
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        To begin, tell WHEN the F-35 passed military tests and was accepted for service? And, only last November at the Edwards base, the tests ended, which the F-35 failed again? On average, 11% of the lithak could fly, the rest due to cross-dressing were unworkable during the tests? laughing
        You first complete the F-35, then talk about the Su-57.
        And the program did NOT pay off even if everyone would have bought as much as they wanted. And now all of Europe harked at the F-35 except for slaves from the island. Already unprofitable WITHOUT options
        1. voyaka uh 10 January 2020 14: 52 New
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          All of Europe bought, except Germany and France.
          1. eagle owl 10 January 2020 15: 44 New
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            And military tests AGAIN failed. And the whole of Europe bought, I understand. that they were stabbed - and REFUSED.
            PiSi: how does it fly in the S-400 zone? Invisible? Because how scary to cross the borders of Lebanon now? Invisible, yes ... Like Patriot - Air Defense
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  6. Zaurbek 10 January 2020 09: 45 New
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    Where will he be based? At UDC?
    1. pavelty 10 January 2020 10: 14 New
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      They don’t have a damn place) Amerikosi have half the planes in Australia, like in Europe even ...
    2. Avior 10 January 2020 11: 50 New
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      they don’t have a suitable UDC for this, although in general the fleet is quite good, submarines and frigates are even very good.
      But they have no UDC
      1. Zaurbek 10 January 2020 14: 40 New
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        Question to experts: Why version F35V?
  7. Gunxnumx 10 January 2020 09: 56 New
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    Just such a PR. Here - approved, allowed, they say. An ultra-expensive aircraft with dubious characteristics was boiled up, and after the sale they will “milk the headstock” for maintenance and spare parts. Similar to iPhone smile I can’t understand why a bunch of people are “turned” on these smartphones, when there are a bunch of other “androids” with decent features and much cheaper, besides
    1. Nastia makarova 10 January 2020 10: 08 New
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      so that's exactly what is cheaper)))) they buy for a show to show what an expensive phone is and not for its characteristics
      1. eagle owl 10 January 2020 10: 48 New
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        An old joke about a tie, which is 200 bucks more expensive around the corner - not for suckers like)))
        1. Nastia makarova 10 January 2020 10: 59 New
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          that's it, they save money for a year and they take an iPhone on credit, in panties but with an iPhone))))
  8. askort154 10 January 2020 10: 19 New
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    US Department of State Approves Sale of 12 F-35B Fighters to Singapore

    Found another sucker with a thick wallet. yes
    1. xGibSoNx 10 January 2020 19: 58 New
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      Found another sucker with a thick wallet.
      Hahahha !! 111! 1! Indeed, they’re stupid !!! 11 !!!! 1 Let them build Airbases on their own piece of land and buy normal airplanes, which even the manufacturer can’t consider normal, because they cannot literally produce them in a normal state in a normal amount!
  9. Lord of the Sith 10 January 2020 10: 58 New
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    Heh, the jet will not even have time to really accelerate, op, and already outside the borders of the city-state))
  10. Ratmir_Ryazan 10 January 2020 10: 59 New
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    China is very pleased to sell the F-35 to Singapore.

    More than 70% of the population of Singapore are ethnic Chinese, I think it will not be difficult for China to get everything necessary for study and there may be a copy of the technology of this aircraft.
    1. Blackmokona 10 January 2020 11: 16 New
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      In Taiwan, there are only Chinese people, but they don’t want to join and are actively friends with the United States and they don’t share technologies at all
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan 10 January 2020 11: 46 New
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        [quote] In Taiwan, there are only Chinese people, but they don’t want to join and are actively friends with the United States and they don’t share technologies at all [/ quote

        And why did you decide that they are not divided?

        In any case, it is easier for China to carry out intelligence and intelligence work among the Chinese than in any other country.

        This is how it is easier for Russia to recruit and work in Ukraine, since the Russian people actually live there than anywhere else in Europe or any other country.
      2. missuris 10 January 2020 16: 26 New
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        they actually steal and buy technology, they even started to plant someone, and they started to deal with the sale of partly American technology to the Chinese
  11. Avior 10 January 2020 11: 48 New
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    unexpected news
    But why Singapore is the vertical take-off version of the F-35B?
    they don’t need to fleet, they have docks, but this is not UDC, they have nowhere to plant

    or are they building something on the example of the Australians?
    if for coastal air forces, then version A is cheaper and better suited
    misunderstanding ....
    1. g1washntwn 10 January 2020 15: 12 New
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      The vertical line was by and large created to replace the Harriers. But they were used "not only by all" (having an aircraft carrier fleet and ambitions), and Americans need sales because the share of "B" is incorporated in the entire F-35 project. It is necessary to proceed not from common sense, needs and opportunities, but from the fact that this is a purely commercial project.
  12. missuris 10 January 2020 16: 22 New
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    Such transactions show a more complete export value of the F-35 in the amount of $ 220 million compared with a more complete export value of the Su-35 in the amount of $ 100 million.
    1. Blackmokona 10 January 2020 16: 29 New
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      There is also related equipment, pilot training, etc. And not just airplanes.
      Read carefully
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      2. missuris 10 January 2020 18: 05 New
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        well, so we sell non-naked aircraft and with training, if we take naked for the army then F-35A is $ 80 million, F-35B is $ 110 million, Su-35 is $ 40 million.
  13. TermNachTer 10 January 2020 21: 34 New
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    Interesting - but who are you going to fight with? What the hell is a penguin? Grandmas to spend not where? Or have these mattresses been spread on the "three fingers"?