Jan 15, 2014
Singapore To Buy Upgrade For Its F-16 Fighter Jets
Singapore is ready to modernize its F-16 fighter jets in an arms deal with the United States.
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 Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales.
The modernization of Singapore’s F-16 aircraft will buy the country more time as it weighs a possible purchase of the F-35.