Singapore completes its C-130H deployment to RAAF Richmond


The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has completed its C-130H training deployment in Australia for this year.

A No. 122 Squadron RSAF C-130H, together with approximately 140 personnel from both No. 122 Squadron as the 3rd Transport Battalion of Singapore Armed Forcesdeployed to RAAF Richmond on 29 April to undertake unilateral training.

Although most of the training undertaken was unilateral, it was supported by several Australian Defense Force (ADF) units, including No. 22 Squadron and No. 453 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), as well as No. Army’s 176th Air Dispatch Squadron. .

The training included night and day flights, airborne operations and parachuting around New South Wales.

“The RSAF training will be largely unilateral, but it will also enable counterparts from the RAAF, Australian Army, Republic of Singapore Air Force and Singapore Armed Forces to integrate and further improve our interoperability,” Air said Commodore Bradley Clarke, Commander Air Mobility Group.

“The success of the training detachment will enhance the ability of our two countries to cooperate and cooperate in the future,” he added.

The annual C-130 deployment to RAAF Richmond is one of many training activities conducted by Singapore in Australia. In addition to regular deployments to Australia’s northern training areas, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has a permanent presence at RAAF Pearce, where RSAF PC-21s fly alongside Australian aircraft, and at Oakey, where a detachment of CH-47F Chinooks is stationed.