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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 313-00
June 07, 2000

PROPOSED FOREIGN MILITARY SALE TO THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE ANNOUNCED

The Department of Defense announced today the proposed sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States of 48 AN/ALQ-184 electronic countermeasures pods, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, personnel training and equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics to insure total program supportability. The estimated cost is $122 million.

This proposed sale is consistent with United States law and policy, as expressed to Public Law 96-8.

The recipient will use this electronic-countermeasure equipment on their F-16 aircraft to help maintain its defensive capabilities. The recipient will have no difficulty absorbing this additional equipment into its inventory.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be Raytheon Co., Electronic Systems Division of Goleta, Calif. One or more proposed offset agreements might be related to this proposed sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of U.S. government representatives to the recipient; however, it is estimated that approximately three years of contractor technical support will be required following delivery of the pods.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.