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S’PORE QUIETLY EXPANDS ITS F-15SG FLEET FROM 24 TO 40

According to Jane’s Information Group, an authoritative publishing company specialising in military and aerospace affairs, Singapore has been quietly expanding its F-15 fleet from 24 to 40 [Link]. Jane’s came to the conclusion that Singapore has increased its F-15 fleet after going through Boeing financial statements, aircraft registration filings, and US congressional reports. F-15 is built by Boeing. Singapore originally bought 12 F-15SGs – with an option for eight more – under a contract signed in December 2005. In October 2007 the city-state modified this option by buying 12 more to give it a total of 24.

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SAF looking into S$3b deal to upgrade F-16s

SINGAPORE: The Government is in discussions with the United States over a proposed US$2.43 billion (S$3.09 billion) deal to upgrade its ageing F-16 fighter jets, the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Wednesday. Under the deal to upgrade 60 of Singapore's F-16 fighter jets, the aircraft will be equipped with, for example, Sensor Fuzed Weapons and Guided Bomb Units, as well as the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems, which will project a display onto a pilot's helmet visor, allowing him to aim sensors and weapons at where he is looking.

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