428th Fighter Squadron [428th FS]
(Base Code: CC)
Progressing through history over the years, the 428th transitioned from a fighter squadron to a tactical fighter training squadron. The last inactivation of the 428th occurred on Oct. 12, 1995, after the retirement of the F-111E Aardvark aircraft.
Prior to being reactivated at Cannon AFB, on September 15, 1998, as the F-16 Foreign Military Sales Training Squadron, the 428th Fighter Squadron had a long history with the F-11, as it had been the last USAF F-111 training unit flying the F-111G (FB-111) and then the F-111E.
The squadron is a hybrid US Air Force/Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16 Fighter Squadron manned by highly experienced USAF instructor pilots, maintenance and support personnel. The squadron was to be fully equipped by March 2000 and was to operate 12 RSAF-owned Block 52F-16C/Ds. With approximately 25 USAF personnel and 140 RSAF personnel, the unit is responsible for continuation training of Singapore personnel in rapid deployment and tactical employment of the F-16 throughout a wide spectrum of missions including air-to-air, joint maritime and precision air-to-ground weapons delivery.
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