US Approves $130 Million Upgrade For Singapore's F-16s

  • Our Bureau
  • 01:05 PM, May 8, 2015
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The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Thursday that it has approved Singaporean F-16 Block 52 Upgrade Program for an estimated cost of $130 million.

The Government of Singapore has requested a possible sale for the upgrade of 60 F-16C/D/D+ aircraft. The upgrades will address reliability, supportability, and combat effectiveness concerns associated with its aging F-16 fleet. This proposed sale contains additional requirements not previously identified in congressional notification 13-67.

The contract includes supply of  Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System, AN/APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator/Transponders, LAU-129 Missile Launchers, KMU-572/B 500lbs Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Tail Kits,  FMU- Munition Fuze Units, MK-82 500lbs Inert Bombs, LN-260 Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems (GPS/INS), GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs (SDB), Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System/ Low Volume Terminals (MIDS/LVT), SDB Guided Test Vehicles etc.

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