Taipei thanks US for missile package

IN THE PIPELINE: The Ministry of National Defense said the sale, expected to take effect in one month, would be the seventh arms sale under the Trump administration

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 11, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

A Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) surface-to-air missile system is deployed next to the Changhua Reserve Runway on the Sun Yat-sen Freeway (Freeway No. 1) on May 28 last year for the annual Han Kuang military exercise.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

The government yesterday thanked the US for approving the possible sale of a US$620 million missile repair and recertification package to Taiwan.

The US Department of State has approved the sale of a package to recertify Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Washington for an estimated US$620 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a news release on Thursday.

The agency has delivered the required certification to the US Congress, notifying it of the possible sale, it added.

The TECRO had requested to buy an upgrade package that would support an operational life of 30 years for its PAC-3 missiles, including air transportation services for missile processing, ground support equipment, and US government and contractor technical and logistical support, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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