25 Februari 2017

NZ could Host Singapore's Fighter Jets at Ohakea

25 Februari 2017


F-15SG of the RSAF (photo : US Military Update)

Singapore is eying Ohakea air base in Manawatu as a potential base for one of its own Air Force squadrons of F15 fighter jets.

Up to 500 people would be stationed in or near the base in the region.

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed that the Singapore Government in undertaking a feasibility study to determine what the move would entail, including housing and education needs of family.

That study needed to be completed before any proposal could be put before the Singapore or New Zealand Governments.

Brownlee said that Singapore's position in Southeast Asia so close to Malaysia and near Indoesia meant that air space was very tight.

"New Zealand doesn't have the same congestion so the opportunity to fly more freely clearly exists at Ohakea."


F-15SG of the RSAF (photo : fighter sweep)

The Singapore Air Force has other overseas bases, in France, the United States and in Western Australia's Pearce Air Base where a squadron is based.

Brownlee suggested the benefits to New Zealand would be strategic and economic.

"It would mean there would be up to 500 people based out of Ohakea in the Manawatu region so that has a big economic effect on the local community," he told the Weekend Herald.

"But the benefit of strengthening the strategic alliance with Singapore is the most important aspect."

Brownlee said there was deadline by which the proposal needed to be considered by but he expected that it was approved, could take a couple of years to establish.

Singapore and New Zealand have a longstanding defence relationship. The New Zealand Army stationed a battalion in Singapore for 20 years until 1989. And both are members of the Five Power Defence Arrangement along with Britain, Australia and Malaysia.


Ohakea AFB, New Zealand (image : GoogleMaps)

New Zealand's combat arm of the Ari Force was axed in 2001 by the Helen Clark-led Labour Government.

Asked if the Singapore proposal might be a way for New Zealand to re-establish a combat arm, Brownlee said "definitely not."

"It would be a Singapore operation entirely but based at Ohakea."

He did not know how many aircraft would be involved but a squadron is usually between 12 and 24 aircraft.

Singapore has F15s in New Zealand at present to take part in an Air Force Tattoo at Ohakea this weekend.

(NZ Herald)

33 komentar:

  1. Lumayan...bakalan sering liat F-15 dan F-22 wara-wiri, numpang lewat dilangit kita (ngenez)

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  3. overseas bases,
    we should put air defence from sabang till merauke

    and keep continue pressing tax amnesty more harder, we want our money back from that lil red dot lols

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  4. Biasa aja sih, toh mereka emang butuh perlindungan lebih. Negara sesempit itu kalau enggak punya pertahanan yang "wah" bahaya juga.

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  5. f 15, kapan kira2 doi di diskon yak, kyknya museum mandala blom punya koleksi pswt tempur 2 mesin dari amrik ini haha!

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    1. Bukan masalah diskon barangnya, barangnya sih yakin masih bisa beli walau ngeteng.
      Tapi biaya operasionalnya terbilang sangat tinggi

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    2. Alhamdulillah...akhirnya bang caan diberikan hidayah

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    4. Hidayah gmana ? Semua orang juga tahu kalau operasional f15 mahal om

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    5. Xixixixi...yang biaya ops-nya besar memang kurang cocok utk TNI, seperti heli yang bikin gaduh sekarang ini

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    7. @palugada

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    9. ow ..kalo biaya prawatannya & ops mehong, artinye, nunggu hibah aje dech. kaliaja opa trumpet uda bosen gt, katenye lbh dmen f18 haha!

      duh kelompencapir antihibah bkln nyamperin nich, jgn di bully yach om, guwe gelian nich haha!

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  6. Smili@ ente mau ngebandingin AW sama apa?
    Dulu bilang cos mahal
    Jangan bilang ente mau ngebandingin sama super puma,....
    Kalau bener begitu ane tepok jidak deh

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    1. Coba diruntut semua komen ane ttg heli ini...selain lebih mahal, biaya ops lebih tinggi dan maintenisnnya pun lebih intensif

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    2. Diadunya lawan caracal/cougar dong...

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    4. Smili@ ea sudah ane bener2 tepok jidak deh

      Sama kayak ngebandingin f15 sama f16

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    5. Hahahaha...penasaran jidat ente selebar apa sih?

      Nih gue kasi tau kalo belum paham jg...sumbernya dr brosur aw-101&ec-725.

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      EC-725: bobot kosong 5,715 ton, useful loadnya (BB+muatan) 5,285 ton

      Jadi kalo liat MTW/MGW-nya aw-101 orang udah keder duluan....15,6 ton gituloh, padahal kemampuan angkutnya cuma beda 800kg-an dg ec-725 (dg harga, biaya operasional&perawatan yg lebih tinggi)...ini belum membahas aspek lainnya.

      Sudah daripada jidatnya ditepokin mulu (tar lecet), coba ditumpahin aja disini, isi jidatnya bang ismail....monggo

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    7. Smili@ kalau ngebadingin itu yang bener jangan ngawur

      Harus pakek spek
      Mesin jarak jelajah, daya angkut itu baru bener dari mesin aja udah keliahatan aw 3 mesin cougar cuman 2
      Daya angkut aw 30an orang,cougar 20an disitu udah kelihatan kok bedax jadi jangan di badingkan ea Dan beda daya angkut 800kg ente bilang cuman...sehat ente

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    8. Mail-mail....ya udah coba ente presentasi pake data yg valid, jangan cuma kira-kira ato pake perasaan,biar kita yg disini dapet pencerahan.

      Kalo pake perasaan sih...perasaan bisa kredit rumah dg DP NOL%

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  8. Smili@yang ane post di atas itu sudah sebagain spek teknis,
    Yang kira2 dan pakai data ngawur itu siapa?
    Yang bilang kalau aw di liat
    Orang keder duluan
    Ane sudah kasih sebagian berbandingan antara aw dan cougar di atas.. Ente nyari lah di internet jangan minta di suapin mulu kayak anak kecil

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    1. Mail-mail...bilang aja kalo belum pernah baca brosurnya.

      Ya udah, sana main lagi aja sama ipin-upin

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    3. bsk si eneng kira2 dipake gak yach buat VVIP..yihaahaha!

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  9. Tadi minta pake spek teknis...udah silahkan dibabar disini angka2 perbandingannya yang ente tau?

    Gue nanya elu...bukan sama google

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  10. Smili@ laah di atas sudah ane kasih,makax ente baca..
    Hanya anak bayi yang masih di suapin,ente bukan anak bayi kan?komen disini bisa,masak nulis di google gak bisa,jangan malas

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    1. Eya mail pelit...g mo bagi2 elmu !!!

      Tar korslet loh kalo elmunya disimpen sendiri...

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