Singapore seeks guided rocket launchers

Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reports that Singapore is seeking guided multiple launch rocket systems and associated equipment.

The package of equipment and services, which would be provided under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, has an estimated value of $96 million, the agency said in its notification to Congress.

"This proposed sale provides the Republic of Singapore with additional assets critical to maintaining its defensive capabilities to protect its territory and deter regional aggression," it said. "The GMLRS pods strengthen the Republic of Singapore Army's ability to defeat long-range artillery, air defense platforms, and light-armored vehicles in a precise, low-collateral damage strike."

Covered under the sale would be 88 unitary high explosive guided multiple launch rocket system pods, containers, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, as well as logistics and technical support services.

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control would be the principal contractor.

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