US firm Lockheed Martin will transfer titanium tech. and new patriot missiles to Taiwan

A senior official with the Ministry of National Defense shared a few details on the arms package and technology transfer with the media on Friday, June 15

Taiwan News 
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND), on Friday, June 15

Patriot PAC-3 Configuration 3 MSE missile launcher (By Wikimedia Commons)

announced that the Unites States had agreed to transfer new military technologies to Taiwan to bolster the country’s domestic defense industry.

According to reports, Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control department will transfer technology and training for Taiwan’s defense industry to produce its own aerospace and military grade titanium, as part of a deal that will also include six sets of Patriot Advanced Capability – 3 (PAC-3) missiles and upgrade kits for PAC-2 missiles.

The titanium production technology will allow Taiwan to bolster its armoring capabilities as well as strengthen the effectiveness of various weapon’s platforms currently under development.    [FULL STORY]

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