- Defense Security Cooperation Agency
- Electronic Power Plant
- Foreign Military Sale
- Multifunctional Information Distribution System
- SINgle Channel Ground and Air Radio System
WASHINGTON, October 3, 2008 - Today the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a
possible Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan of 330 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missiles, as well as
associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $3.1 billion.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States has requested a possible sale of
330 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missiles, 4 AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, 2 Tactical Command
Stations, 2 Information and Coordination Centrals, 6 Communication Replay Groups, 4 Engagement Control
Stations, 24 Launching Stations, 12 Antenna Mast Groups, 282 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio
System (SINCGARS) (115 AN/VRC-88E, 96 AN/VRC-90E, 13 AN/VRC-91E, and 58 AN/VRC-92E), 9
Electronic Power Plant III (EPP), 50 Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems (MIDS), battery and
battalion maintenance equipment, prime movers, generators, electrical power units, personnel training and
equipment, trailers, communication equipment, tool and test sets, spare and repair parts, publications, supply
support Quality Assurance Team support services, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics
services, technical documentation, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $3.1
This sale is consistent with United States law and policy as expressed in Public Law 96-8. The U.S. is committed
to providing military assistance under the terms of the Taiwan Relations Act.
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 recipient will use the PAC-3 missiles to enhance it self-defense capabilities. The recipient has not
previously purchased PAC-3 missiles, but will be able to absorb and effectively utilize these missiles.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractors will be: Raytheon Corporation in Andover, MA, and Lockheed-Martin in Dallas, TX.
At this time, there are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require temporary assignment of U.S. Government and contractor
representatives in country. There will be several U.S. Government representatives for 2-week intervals twice
annually to participate in program management and technical reviews.
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; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.
Source: Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States - PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 Guided Missiles
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