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Singapore to buy upgrade for its F-16 fighter jets: US

Published on Jan 15, 2014 6:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Singapore is ready to invest US$2.43 billion (S$3.08 billion) to modernise its F-16 fighter jets in an arms deal with the United States, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014.

The Defence Department informed Congress of the planned sale that would involve new radar, navigation systems, missiles and other advanced equipment for Singapore's aging fleet of F-16s.

The deal would provide new systems that project a display onto a pilot's helmet visor, allowing the F-16 pilot to aim sensors and weapons where he or she is looking.

The deal also would deliver a number of different precision-guided bombs for testing, according to the Defence Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales.

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