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Friday, May 08, 2015

US approves $173m upgrade to Singapore's F-16 fighter jet fleet

RSAF F-16 Fighting FalconThe US State Department has approved a $130 million (S$173.3 million) deal for an upgrade of Singapore's F-16 fighter jet fleet, the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Thursday.

The upgrade of 60 F-16 fighter jets of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will include provision of advanced fighter pilot helmets, missile launchers, armaments, transponders, Global Positioning System technology, personnel training as well as technical and logistics support services, according to the statement posted on the DSCA website.

The program will be carried out by a group of defence contractors such as Lockheed Martin, BAE Advanced Systems and Boeing Integrated Defence Systems.

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