U.S. Navy aircraft are participating in the Singapore International Airshow Feb 6-11 held at the Changi National Exhibition Center are showcasing their capabilities, said a media statement today.
U.S. Navy participation in airshows helps demonstrate America’s commitment to the peace and security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific while fostering enduring relationships with international audiences and partner militaries, it said.
“We are honored to bring our team to Singapore to represent the U.S. Navy before an international audience of aviation professionals and partner nation militaries,”
“Our time here enables us to showcase our capabilities and enhance relationships at the operator level with our friends and allies,” said Lt. Cmdr. Karl Murray, mission lead for the crew of the P-8 Poseidon of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8.
Crews from the Navy’s P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and an F/A-18 Super Hornet joined aircrews from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marines for the weeklong exhibition. The Navy aircraft are forward deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet and have routine presence across the region.
Singapore’s biennial airshow provides an ideal forum for naval aviators and crews to engage with their U.S. counterparts along with aircrews from allied and partner nations from across the region and the world.
The Singapore airshow is the largest defense exhibition and international tradeshow in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region with more than 50 nations and foreign delegations and 1,000 defense contractors participating.
The Navy aircrews will host a variety of distinguished visitors along with industry personnel, aviation enthusiasts, and partner nation military aviators during the public days of the airshow highlighting the capabilities and enduring legacy of U.S. naval aviation.
U.S. Navy aircraft assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet conducts forward-deployed maritime operations in support of U.S. national interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
As the U.S. Navy’s largest numbered fleet, the U.S. 7th Fleet interacts with 36 nations across the region to build security partnerships that foster maritime stability.