FMS: Taiwan Seeks 330 Patriot PAC-3 Missiles and Four MPQ-65 Radar Sets

Released on Friday, October 3, 2008
Patriot PAC-3
DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency
EPP - Electronic Power Plant
FMS - Foreign Military Sale
MIDS - Multifunctional Information Distribution System
SINCGARS - 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 billion.

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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