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Singapore requests APMI Rounds from US

16th March 2017 - 02:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential $66 million foreign military sale to Singapore of XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) rounds, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 14 March.

Singapore's request includes 2,000 XM395 APMI rounds, US government and contractor services, as well as associated support equipment and services.

The XM395 precision mortar is designed to give brigade commanders an organic, accurate indirect fire capability. It provides a quick, reliable and lethal response - especially in mountainous terrain inaccessible to artillery and in built-up areas where commanders are reluctant to employ conventional fire support that could cause collateral damage.

Singapore has requested the equipment to modernise its armed forces and enhance its ability to meet current and future threats and provide greater homeland security.

If the sale goes ahead, the prime contractor for the contract will be Orbital ATK.

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