11 September 2021 – Singapore scrambled two F-16 fighters armed with AIM-9 and AIM-120s this morning after 9 am. when a Royal Malaysia Police helicopter, 9M-PMD, flew over Pulau Tekong. Flight tracking data showed that the helicopter cross into Singapore airspace at 09:22 am.
The pair of fighters were observed circling over Paya Lebar airbase at a height of approximately 5,000ft. They departed from Paya Lebar airspace and flew west around 10:07 am. The fighters were scrambled from Tengah air base.
Pulau Tekong is home to the Singapore Army’s Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC), whereby males who are conscripted into National Service will undergo basic military training there.
Singapore Scrambled F-16s after Malaysian Police Helicopter flew over Singapore’s Pulau Tekong Island is written by P. Waran for mymilitarytimes.com