State Dept approves potential $1.8 billion weapon systems sale to Taiwan

27-Oct-2020 Intellasia | IsraelDefense | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said last week that the Department of State has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $1.8 billion worth of weapon systems.

Among the systems are 11 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers, 135 AGM-84H Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) missiles, and six MS-110 multispectral airborne reconnaissance pods, along with related equipment, training, support, and services, according to the agency.

In its notification, the DSCA said the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States Taiwan’s principal representative office in the country had also requested the sale of 64 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMSs) M57 unitary missiles, seven M1152Al High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), 17 M240B 7.62 mm machine guns, and 17 International Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (IFATDSs), as well as extensive and varied radio and communication equipment.


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