Republic of Singapore Air Force F-5s and F-16s are flying in a large-scale multilateral air combat exercise in Darwin, Australia from June 6 to 27. Pitch Black 2008 is the biennial Australian exercise with 60 aircraft taking part. In addition to the Royal Australian Air Force, the French Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the RSAF are taking part.
Above, an RSAF F-5 takes off during the Pitch Black exercise. RSAF photo.
Above, an RSAF F-16 prepares to fly in Pitch Black 08 - RSAF photo.
And above, RSAF pilots discuss tactics with another pilot participating in Pitch Black. The RSAF have deployed 394 personnel to Australia for the exercise along with fighter, transport, tanker and surveillance aircraft as well as air defense weapon systems. RSAF photo