US State Dept approves sale of 12 F-35 jets to Singapore

SINGAPORE: The US State Department has approved the sale of up to 12 F-35 fighter jets and related equipment to Singapore at an estimated cost of $2.75 billion, pending approval from Congress, Washington’s Defense Cooperation Agency said on Friday.

The tiny Asian city-state said last year it planned to buy an initial four F-35s from Corp, with an option for eight more, as it looks to replace its ageing F-16 fleet.

“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign sale to Singapore of up to twelve F-35B…aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.750 billion,” the DSCA said in a statement, adding it had notified Congress of a possible sale.

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