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Updated: 14 Jan 2003

Memorandum: No. 108-M


May 23, 1996

MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS


     The Department of Defense has notified Congress that the
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office has requested
the purchase of 465 STINGER RMP missiles; 55 Dual Mounted STINGER
(DMS) launcher systems; 55 captive flight trainer missiles; spare
and repair parts and other related items of program support.  The
estimated cost is $84 million.

The missiles will be used to upgrade air defense capabilities. Taiwan will have no difficulty absorbing this weapon system into its armed forces. The sale of this equipment will not affect the military balance in the region and will have no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness.

The prime contractor will be the Hughes Aircraft Company, Tucson, Ariz. Implementation will no require the assignment of any additional U.S. government personnel or contractor representatives in-country.

The Department of the Army will be responsible for all transactions resulting from this proposed sale.


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