11 Oct '17, 1am

Our Super Pumas still flying high on missions at #ExWallaby.

Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Super Puma helicopters took part in Exercise Wallaby in Australia yesterday, with the crew demonstrating that the workhorses can still perform at a high level. During the exercise, aircrew specialists practised firing their cabin-door machine guns - used to return fire on enemy forces when the Super Pumas troop-lift military units behind enemy lines. Live-firing of the door gun is not done in Singapore as there is no appropriate firing range for it. "I expected it to be easier, but trying to hit the target while the helicopter was moving was more challenging than I thought," said Third Sergeant Aaron Tiong Jun Jie, 21, an aircrew specialist who fired the door gun for the first time during yesterday's exercise. Even with their replacements - the Airbus H225M - slated to arrive after 2020 and the Ministry of Defence saying the older hel...

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