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  • buzz's Avatar
    69 posts since Nov '02

    • Can see from this satellite photo of the new runway together with changi naval base and paya lebar airbase.

      I can also make out the PDS loop over at Changi East Airbase.

      BTW, why do we need another airbase? Because the space happens to be available? I don't see any PDS at all. It's all underground? Or are we building another 'Pearl Harbour'?

      I wonder how effective this runway will be (for fighters) taking into consideration that Changi Airport is such a busy place? How many takeoff slots will be available for the RSAF to use and do they have any control over these slots at all?

      I think that's the reason why Changi East is for the transports. Do we have that many to warrant another runway???

      JDW mentioned it's more for the USN rather than SAF.

  • cavsg's Avatar
    779 posts since Oct '02
    • Originally posted by buzz:
      JDW mentioned it's more for the USN rather than SAF.

      i think so too since the hardened shelters are at the present changi airbase. the new runway is more for the us carrier to disembark their aircraft when its in port.

  • buzz's Avatar
    69 posts since Nov '02
    • If there is some truth to this, I sure hope Singapore is getting something back in return.

      Like maybe a whole regiment of M1A1 or something....

      I don't know how much it cost to build that facility but it's not cheap! Divide that amount by ~2 million working citizens......we should be getting double the SRS shares at least!

  • cavsg's Avatar
    779 posts since Oct '02
    • Originally posted by buzz:
      If there is some truth to this, I sure hope Singapore is getting something back in return.

      Like maybe a whole regiment of M1A1 or something....

      I don't know how much it cost to build that facility but it's not cheap! Divide that amount by ~2 million working citizens......we should be getting double the SRS shares at least!

      u cannot buy US engagement in the region. besides, they already have a sizeable presence in s'pore

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