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RSAF fighter aircraft scramble in response to 'potential air threat'

RSAF fighter aircraft scramble in response to 'potential air threat'

RSAF fighter aircraft were scrambled in response to a potential air threat. (Photo: Facebook/The Republic of Singapore Air Force)

SINGAPORE: Fighter aircraft were scrambled in response to a "potential air threat" on Saturday (Feb 13) morning, said the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). 

"Some of you might have heard us flying this morning. Our Fighter aircraft were scrambled in response to a potential air threat," said the RSAF in a Facebook post. 

RSAF said its airmen and women stand ready to defend Singapore's skies, so that "we can celebrate the festivities and enjoy the holidays with our loved ones". 

It also thanked its crew for being "ever ready" to defend Singapore's skies. 

In an update at around 9pm, the RSAF said that it had scrambled F-15SG fighter aircraft at about 11.20am in response to a "suspicious aircraft".

"Our airmen and women responded immediately and the aircraft took off within minutes," said the RSAF.

It added that after investigating and ensuring that Singapore's security was "not compromised", its aircraft subsequently stood down. 

"The RSAF responds to and investigates more than 350 suspicious air threats on any given year in order to protect Singapore’s skies."

Source: CNA/lk(ta)

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