US approves Taiwan’s request to recertify Patriot missile system
Radio Taiwan International
Date: 10 July, 2020
By: Leslie Liao
Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missile system
The US government on Thursday approved Taiwan’s request to recertify the island’s Patriot missile systems. The package includes the sale of spare parts and thorough testing of Taiwan’s Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) missiles. The program aims to extend the weapons’ service life.
Taiwan’s government thanked the US on Friday morning for its assistance. The Presidential Office says that the US is upholding its commitment to Taiwan by elevating its defense capabilities. It also says that by recertifying the missiles, the US is showing dedication to maintaining regional peace and stability. [FULL STORY]