The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore for the F-16 Block 52 Upgrade Program and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $130 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 5, 2015.
This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by increasing the ability of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to support regional security. The proposed sale improves the security of a strategic partner which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region.
The proposed upgrade improves both the capabilities and reliability of the RSAF’s aging fleet of F-16s. 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 RSAF will have no difficulty absorbing this additional equipment and support into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractors will be:
The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Fort Worth, Texas
BAE Advanced Systems Greenland, New York
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems St Louis, Missouri
ITT Defense Electronics and Services McLean, Virginia
ITT Integrated Structures North Amityville, New York
ITT Night Vision Roanoke, Virginia
L3 Communications Arlington, Texas
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control Dallas, Texas
Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training, and Support Fort Worth, Texas
Northrop-Grumman Electro-Optical Systems Garland, Texas
Northrop-Grumman Election Systems Baltimore, Maryland
The Raytheon Company Goleta, California
Raytheon Missile Systems Tucson, Arizona
There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of the sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Singapore.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.
This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded. (DSCA)