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Grudge match for fighters in Singapore
Jan 22nd, 2004 at 4:43pm
 
Three manufacturers competing to supply Singapore's next combat aircraft are due to deliver detailed proposals around the end of this month (February).
Singapore narrowed the list of candidates to the Boeing F-15T, Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon in October 2003. The same aircraft were the finalists in the contentious and controversial Republic of Korea (RoK) deal, which ended in April 2002 with the selection of the F-15 and an infuriated reaction from Dassault, which still maintains that the Rafale was the RoK's technical and operational first choice but that the F-15 was selected under intense pressure from the US.  Shocked
[Jane's International Defense Review - first posted to
http://idr.janes.com - 15 January 2004]
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