If you ask me, I don’t think a fantasy fleet discussion would really help us gain better insights. I would love it if Singapore could have NZ tag-along purchases to ours be it frigates (Victory class replacements) or submarines (Invincible class boats) - but not grounded in reality. I think to keep the various NZDF discussion threads somewhat grounded in reality has value - such as examining T-26 pros and cons in the navy side. I like the C-2 very much too but it could well become a fantasy fleet discussion for both NZ or Singapore. In both our cases, the C-130J is the leading candidate. IMHO, it is important to consolidate gains in NZDF capability that is relevant to local politicians. That way funding is assured. Even for Singapore, with Malaysian assistance in violating our port limits, then our politicians dare to spend incrementally 2% more viz a viz other priorities for the Victory Class replacements or what is called the multirole combat vessel (see my post in the RSN capabilities thread). The Singapore government will spend about S$22.7 billion, or 30 per cent of its total expenditure in Financial Year (FY) 2019, on defence, security and diplomacy, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in his Budget statement on Feb 18. In FY2018, defence, security and diplomacy spending accounted for about 28 per cent of the total Government expenditure.