Reply to Today's Query on Status of MINDEF/SAF's F-35 Acquisition Following Japanese F-35 Crash
(Source: Singapore Ministry of Defence; issued April 15, 2019)
Ministry of Defence and the Singapore Air Force will acquire four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) initially, with an option of a subsequent eight if we decide to proceed.

This will allow us to conduct a full evaluation of the aircraft's capabilities and suitability. We have a stringent and rigorous evaluation process, and are closely monitoring accident investigations conducted by the relevant foreign agencies.

We will ensure that the F-35 JSF meets our requirements, and is safe to operate before acquiring it for our defence needs.

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