S announces $280 million communications system arms sale to Taiwan

Proposed sale marks 11th arms deal to Taiwan under Trump administration

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/08
By: Eric Chang, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a Field Information Communications System (FICS) and related equipment to Taiwan for an estimated cost of US$280 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale on Monday (Dec. 7), according to a DSCA press release. The arms package includes 154 communications nodes (CN) with S-788 Type III shelter, 24 communication relays with S-788 Type III shelter, eight network management systems (NMS) with S-788 Type III shelter, Basic Issue Items (BII), communication support equipment, equipment integration, tools and test equipment, and other related elements of technical, engineering, equipment, logistics, and program support.    [FULL  STORY]

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