The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will be participating in the United States Air Force (USAF)-hosted Exercise Red Flag - Nellis at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, United States, from 14 to 25 Aug 2017 (US time). The RSAF will be deploying eight F-15SG fighter aircraft and more than 100 personnel from its Peace Carvin V detachment in Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to participate in this large-scale air combat exercise. The other international participants are from Saudi Arabia and the United States (US), with observers from Chile, Oman and Romania.

Exercise Red Flag - Nellis is a high intensity air-to-air combat exercise involving up to 100 aircraft including the Saudi Arabia's EF-2000 Eurofighter Typhoons and the USAF's F-22, F-16C/D, F/A-18C/D fighter aircraft and E-3A airborne early warning aircraft. The participating countries will engage in a series of realistic and challenging air-to-air and air-to-ground training missions. The training conducted during the exercise will allow the participants to hone their combat readiness and sharpen their operational capabilities.

The RSAF has been participating in Exercise Red Flag - Nellis since 1982. The exercise underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relationship between the United States and Singapore. It also enhances professionalism and interoperability among the participating forces, and provides the RSAF an opportunity to benchmark itself against other leading air forces.