The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States for Block I-92F MANPAD Stinger Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $217 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States has requested a possible sale of:
Major Defense Equipment (MDE) includes:
Non-MDE items included are Integrated Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs), Government Furnished Equipment, spare and repair parts, Telemeters, Range and Test Support, contractor technical support, contractor training, contractor engineering services, and contractor logistics services. Also included are consolidation, Total Package Fielding, Material Fielding Team, Field Service Representative (FSR), U.S. Government Technical Support, and other associated equipment and services. The estimated value is $217 million.
This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic, and security interests by supporting the recipient's continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and enhance its defensive capability.
The proposed sale will help improve the security of the recipient and assist in maintaining political stability, military balance, and economic progress in the region.
The proposed sale will improve the recipient's capability in current and future defensive efforts. The recipient will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen homeland defense.
The recipient intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces and to expand its existing air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack. The recipient will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractor involved in this program is Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona. The recipient normally requests industrial cooperation at forty percent, but at this time there are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require visits to the recipient by twelve (12) U.S. Government or contractor representatives for a period of six (6) weeks (Non concurrent).
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.
This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.
Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
Date: Dec 16, 2015