US-Taiwan Business Council Green Logo

Press Release:
The US-Taiwan Business Council Comments on the Proposed Sale of Repair & Recertification of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missiles to Taiwan

(Arlington, Virginia, July 10, 2020)

The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the announcement of a possible Foreign Military Sale of Repair and Recertification of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missiles to Taiwan. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the proposed arms sale on July 9, 2020.

The published Congressional Notification (transmittal number 20-24) is for a total value of approximately US$620 million. The notification includes recertification of (PAC-3) missiles, Repair and Return of classified and unclassified PAC-3 missile items and Ground Support Equipment, replenishment of missile spares and GSE spares along with a seeker spares pool, air transportation services for missile processing, and other related technical and logistics support.

The US-Taiwan Business Council is encouraged by these Congressional notifications. Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers said “The maintenance of Taiwan’s PAC-3 capability is a welcome development. Taiwan is undertaking an important commitment to sustaining the quality of its legacy equipment, in support of deterring the coercive military threat from China. It is an important signal from the governments of Presidents Tsai and Trump that they are committed to peace and security in the Taiwan Strait through strong defensive capabilities.

Taiwan’s PAC-3 ground-to-air SAM system plays an essential role in protecting Taiwan from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) missile forces that physically and politically threaten and intimidate the country. The U.S. is right to support all of Taiwan’s legitimate defense needs, whether new F-16 fighters or the upgrade of legacy equipment.

Hammond-Chambers went on to say that “the PLA’s commitment to its own force modernization – and the threat that poses to peace and security in Asia – is a constant reminder that consistent arms sales to Taiwan is in the interests of the United States and of its Asia Pacific allies.

About the US-Taiwan Business Council:

The US-Taiwan Business Council (www.us-taiwan.org) is a membership-based non-profit association, founded in 1976 to foster trade and business relations between the United States and Taiwan. The Council provides its members with business intelligence, offers access to an extensive network of relationships, and serves as a vital and effective representative in dealing with business, trade, and investment matters.

Related Media

June 20, 2017 Press Releases

USTBC Welcomes Mei-Yue Ho to the U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum

Press Release: The US-Taiwan Business Council Welcomes Mei-Yueh Ho, National Policy Advisor to the Taiwan President, to the U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum (Arlington, Virginia, June 20, 2017) The US-Taiwan Business Council today thanks Mei-Yueh Ho, National Policy Advisor to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and the delegation of senior Taiwan business leaders for their participation in the […]

March 10, 2020 Press Releases

Press Note: USTBC & TACC

Press Note: USTBC & TACC (Arlington, Virginia, August 20, 2019) The US-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC, 美台商業協會, established 1976) has no affiliation or relationship with the Taiwanese-American Chamber of Commerce (TACC, 台美商會, established 2018). The USTBC has no comment on recent statements by TACC Chairman Neil Hare.

October 26, 2020 Press Releases

USTBC Welcomes the Sale to Taiwan of Mobile Coastal Defense Systems with RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II Missiles

Press Release: The US-Taiwan Business Council Welcomes the Sale to Taiwan of Mobile Coastal Defense Systems with RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II Missiles (Arlington, Virginia, October 26, 2020) The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the announcement of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan of up to 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems (HCDS) with up to […]

December 1, 2006 Press Releases

Archived Press Releases – 2005-2006

Archived press releases are available for download as PDF files.   December 13, 2006  —  Senator Lisa Murkowski Joins the US-Taiwan Business Council as Honorary Co-Chairman November 14, 2006  —  US-Taiwan Business Council Supports Taiwan’s Finalizing of Investment Regulations for Chipmaking in China August 17, 2006  —  Senior U.S. and Taiwan Defense Officials to Deliver […]

May 28, 2020 Press Releases

New USTBC Report Offers Comprehensive Analysis of Taiwan’s Private Equity Environment

Press Release: New US-Taiwan Business Council Report Offers Comprehensive Analysis of Taiwan’s Private Equity Environment (Arlington, Virginia, May 28, 2020) On May 28, 2020, the US-Taiwan Business Council released a report entitled “An Assessment and Analysis of Taiwan’s Private Equity Environment.” Through case studies and analysis, the report details why it would benefit Taiwan to […]

April 15, 2019 Press Releases

USTBC Comments on Proposed Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan

Press Release: Proposed Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan of F-16 Pilot Training & Maintenance/Logistics Support (Arlington, Virginia, April 15, 2019) The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the announcement of a possible Foreign Military Sale of F-16 Pilot Training and Maintenance/Logistics Support to Taiwan at an estimated cost of US$500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]