The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) recently awarded Boeing its fourth Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to support Singapore’s fleet of F-15SG aircraft. Under the 10-year, Direct Commercial Sale contract, Boeing will work closely with the RSAF to deliver customized support services to sustain the F-15SG for the next decade. In addition, Boeing’s field service representatives located with the customer will continue to provide on-site technical support. F-15SG is an advanced variant of the US Air Force’s F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft developed by Boeing.
Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contracts expand on traditional transactional models â€“ paying for parts and services as needed â€“ and instead allow for customized, data-driven support based on desired performance outcomes, such as required mission readiness rates or percentage of parts supply, to meet customer requirements. These tailored solutions enable increased readiness rates, maintenance efficiencies and lower costs throughout the platform life cycle.
“This tailored, performance-based solution, coupled with Boeing’s platform expertise, helps our Singapore customer to optimize the full capability of their fleet,” said Andy Vest, director of Far East defense services for Boeing. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Singapore and further supporting their mission readiness needs.”
The Government of Singapore signed a $1.6bn contract with Boeing for 12 F-15SG fighter aircraft to replace the RSAF’s retired A-4SU Super Skyhawk attack aircraft, in December 2005. F-15SG multi-role tactical fighter aircraft has 15 weapon stations to carry a range of conventional and precision stand-off weapons based on the mission requirements. The aircraft can be armed with up to eight AIM-120 or AIM-9X air-to-air missiles when deployed in air-to-air attack mission and 15,500lb laser-guided bombs or Maverick air-to-surface missiles in air-to-ground roles. The fighter also carries an internal General Dynamics M-61A1 20mm Gatling gun on the right wing.