From the Strategy Page Internet web site this item of interest:
"Artillery: Singapore Can Afford The Needed Precision"
Artillery in the Soviet sense to include ALL mortars of 120 mm and larger!
"April 6, 2017: Singapore has ordered 2,000 APMI GPS guided 120mm mortar shells. These will cost $33,000 each. Singapore needs these GPS guided mortar rounds because most of Singapore is heavily built up and you need something like guided mortar rounds to minimize collateral damage to structures and civilians,"
LET ME REITERATE! EACH AND EVERY TIME YOU FIRE ONE OF THESE PRECISION MORTAR ROUNDS THAT IS $33,000 USD LITERALLY DOWN THE TUBE!!
An APMI [Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative] round on the downward trajectory. GPS guided. The wonders of micro-electronics at work.
Mortar rounds [other nations refer to the projectile as fired by a mortar a "bomb"] as descending from a high trajectory having advantage in the highly urban terrain of Singapore.
The highly professional military planners of the Singapore city-state have given some careful thought to the subject of national defense and come up with the right solution as to indirect fire support? It seems so! Cost too is not such a major factor? Singapore relatively wealthy, even the envy of other developed countries!
"Singapore strives to obtain all the military advantages it can because it is one of the smallest nations in the world, being a tiny (633 square kilometers) island city state but also one the wealthiest. Defense spending is only about $12 billion a year for a population of 5.2 million. The armed forces consists of 71,000 active duty troops, of which 55 percent are conscripts. But on a per-capita basis, Singapore spends more on the military and has more people in uniform than the United States. The troops are highly trained, not easily replaced and the obvious solution is better weapons and equipment."