Singapore-Australia treaty on RSAF training

 Fighter planes barrelling down Lim Chu Kang Road in the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Exercise Torrent in November 2016.
Fighter planes barrelling down Lim Chu Kang Road in the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Exercise Torrent in November 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will be able to operate its Flying Training Institute in Western Australia for another 25 years, when the current deal ends next year.

This follows a new treaty inked at the 10th Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee meeting that took place yesterday.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the RSAF being able to train at Base Pearce was "an important part of our training capabilities".

A memorandum of understanding to strengthen tourism cooperation was also signed at the meeting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2017, with the headline 'Singapore-Australia treaty on RSAF training'. Print Edition | Subscribe