US approves potential USD1.8 billion sale to Taiwan of HIMARS launchers, AGM-84H missiles, and MS-110 reconnaissance pods.
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of 11 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) M142 Launchers and related equipment for an estimated cost of $436.1 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
TECRO has requested to buy 11 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) M142 Launchers; 6 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary Missiles; 7 M1152Al High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); 11 M240B Machine Guns, 7.62MM; and 17 International Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (IFATDS).
Also included are 54 M28A2 Low Cost Reduced Range Practice Rocket Pods (LCRRPR); 11 M2Al machine guns, .50 caliber; 22 AN/NRC-92E dual radio systems; 7 AN/NRC-92E dual radio ground stations; 15 AN/VRC-90E single radio systems; 11 M1084A2 cargo Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) Resupply Vehicles (RSV); 2 M1089A2 cargo wrecker FMTV RSV; 11 M1095 trailer cargo FMTV, 5-ton; support equipment; communications equipment; spare and repair parts; test sets; laptop computers; training and training equipment; publication; systems integration support; technical data; Stockpile Reliability Program (SRP): Quality Assurance and Technical Assistance Teams; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $436.1 million.
The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX. The purchaser typically requests offsets. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of U.S. Government and U.S. contractor representatives in-country; 7 U.S. Government and 13 U.S. contractor representatives for a period of 1 month; 2 U.S. Government and 7 U.S. contractor representatives for a period of two months; and 5 U.S. contractor representatives for a period of one year.