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    US State Dept. Approves $66 Million Sale of Mortar Rounds to Singapore

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    The US State Department has approved the sale of $66 million worth of XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative Round to the Government of Singapore, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The release noted that the deal involves 2,000 APMI rounds, which are defense weapons, and would be used by the Government of Singapore to increase its security and modernize its armed forces to deal with current and future threats.

    "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Singapore for XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) rounds," the release stated.

    Orbital ATK would be the prime contractor in this sale, the release added.

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