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    US Approves $130 Million Upgrade to Singapore’s F-16 Fighter Jet Fleet

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    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency stated that the US State Department approved a $130 million deal for an upgrade of Singapore’s F-16 fighter jet fleet.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US State Department approved a $130 million deal for an upgrade of Singapore’s F-16 fighter jet fleet, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Thursday.

    "The proposed upgrade improves both the capabilities and reliability of the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) aging fleet of F-16s," DSCA said. "The improved capability, survivability and reliability of the newly upgraded F-16s will enhance the RSAF’s ability to defend its borders and contribute to coalition operations."

    The upgrade of Singapore’s 60 F-16 jets will be carried out by ten US defense contractors, and will include providing advanced fighter pilot helmets, armaments, transponders and Global Positioning System technology, according to the statement.


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