United States could deliver 250 Block I-92F Stinger Missile MANPADs to Taiwan 11712152

Defence & Security News - Taiwan
 
United States could deliver 250 Block I-92F Stinger Missile MANPADs to Taiwan.
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 for Block I-92F MANPAD Stinger Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $217 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
     
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 for Block I-92F MANPAD Stinger Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $217 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. Low-altitude air-defense gunner Lance Cpl. Joseph Longo fires a Stinger weapon system at an un-manned aerial vehicle here Oct. 1. He serves with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced), the aviation combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
     
The contract could include:
- Two-hundred and fifty (250) Block I-92F MANPAD Stinger Missiles
- Four (4) Block I-92F MANPAD Stinger Fly-to-Buy Missiles
- One (1) Captive Flight Trainer (CFT)
- Forty-two (42) Field Handling Trainers (FHTs)
- Seventy (70) Gripstock Control Groups
- Seventy (70) Medium Thermal Weapon Sights (MTWS)
- Forty-two (42) Tracking Head Trainers (THTs)
- Four (4) Sierra Coolant Recharging Units (CRUs)
- One (1) Missile Go/No Go Test Set
- Four (4) each MQM-170 Outlaw Target Drones
- Sixty-two (62) Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), IFF Development One (1) Stinger
- Troop Proficiency Trainer (STPT)
 

Non-MDE items included are Integrated Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs), Government Furnished Equipment, spare and repair parts, Telemeters, Range and Test Support, contractor technical support, contractor training, contractor engineering services, and contractor logistics services. Also included are consolidation, Total Package Fielding, Material Fielding Team, Field Service Representative (FSR), U.S. Government Technical Support, and other associated equipment and services. The estimated value is $217 million.

This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic, and security interests by supporting the recipient's continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and enhance its defensive capability.

The proposed sale will help improve the security of the recipient and assist in maintaining political stability, military balance, and economic progress in the region.

The proposed sale will improve the recipient's capability in current and future defensive efforts. The recipient will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen homeland defense.

The recipient intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces and to expand its existing air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack. The recipient will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.

The FIM-92 Stinger is a man-portable surface-to-air missile system (MANPADS) which was designed and manufactured by the American Defense Industry. The
Block I-92F is the current production version.
 

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