United States Department of State approved the sale Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of Recertification of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) channel, at an estimated cost of $620 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) submitted the necessary certificate notifying Congress of this sale.
The contract on test and repair of PAC-3 missiles at an estimated cost of $620 million (estimated costs reported by DSCA indicate maximum, contract costs generally lower) includes:
- Stockpile Reliability Testing (SRT) and Field Returns,
- Repair and Return (R&R) of classified and unclassified PAC-3 missile items and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) component level parts,
- replenishment of classified and unclassified missile spares and GSE spares, as well as a seeker spares pool to improve the turnaround time of the repair and recertification efforts; air transportation services for missile processing.
After the request is approved, Taiwan will enter into agreement with Lockheed Martin, Camden, AZ.
Taiwan has 7 batteries of PAC-2M and PAC-3 Patriot air defense system in the inventory.