Singapore may sound tentative about its commitment to the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning, planning to buy four for evaluation before committing to more. But its defense ministry is working on the assumption that the new type will have fully replaced the F-16 by 2030. That is the implication of a government presentation that shows Singapore’s 60 F-16s will be out of service by then, even though they now are undergoing modernization to an advanced standard. Prices quoted by Defense ...

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