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US Clears $55 Million JDAM Sale to Singapore

The US has approved a $55-million foreign military sale of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kits to Singapore.

The agreement includes 100 KMU-556 tail kits for the JDAM GBU-31, 900 KMU-572 tail kits for the JDAM GBU-38 and laser JDAM GBU-54, and 250 MAU-169 computer control and 250 MXU-650 airfoil groups for the 500lb Paveway-II GBU-12 laser-guided bomb.

Alongside the air-to-ground capabilities, Singapore requested DSU-38 laser guidance sets, test and reprogramming systems, equipment, personnel training, logistics, and related services.

Some elements of the sale are expected to be supplied from the US government stock.

Raytheon Missile & Defense will serve as the principal contractor for the agreement.

Supporting Singapore and Asia

According to the US, the contract supports Singapore’s military stance as part of the coalition.

The Singaporean Air Force will employ the JDAM package to enhance its evolving needs and contribute to allied operations.

“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a strategic partner that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Asia,” a statement from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.

“Singapore will have no difficulty absorbing these articles and services into its armed forces.”

“There will be no adverse impact on US defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.”

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