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US Sells $330 Million Worth Spare Aviation Parts to Taiwan

US Sells $330 Million Worth Spare Aviation Parts to Taiwan September 25, 2018

US Government, threatening China with sanctions, has decided to sell $330 Million Worth Spare Aviation Parts to Taiwan.

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced the sale with Taiwan’s official name “Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States. All material will be transferred with Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II Case.

The State Department has decided approving a possible Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II to provide funds for blanket order requisitions to the TECRO for an estimated cost of $330 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Taiwan’s requests include stock replenishment supply of standard spare parts, and repair/replace of spare parts in support of the F-16, C-130, F-5, Indigenous Defence Fighter (IDF), all other aircraft systems and subsystems, and other related elements of logistics and program support. 

The sale is explained as “This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security and defensive capability of the recipient, which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability, military balance, and economic progress in the region.”

The United States and Taiwan enjoy a robust unofficial relationship as US recognized the Government of the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government of China, acknowledging the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China. The Joint Communique also stated that the people of the United States will maintain cultural, commercial, and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan.

Trump administration has recently asked China not to acquire Russian S-400 air defence systems or or face sanctions.

 

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