U.S. Department of Defense Contract Announcements – Taiwan

DoD Contract Announcements Mentioning Taiwan – 2018 February 22, 2018

Carleton Life Support Systems Inc., Davenport, Iowa, is being awarded a $9,729,826 firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacture of Universal Water Activated Release System fittings for use on the parachute release system of various aircraft. Work will be performed in Davenport, Iowa, and the delivery period …

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Taiwan in the National Security Strategy of the United States of America – December 2017

On December 18, 2017, the White House released an updated version of the U.S. National Security Strategy. There was a specific mention of Taiwan, as follows:

We will maintain our strong ties with Taiwan in accordance with our “One China” policy, including our commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act to provide for Taiwan’s legitimate defense …

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Taiwan in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), 2018

Update, December 12, 2017

On this date, President Trump signed the 2018 NDAA into law.

Update, November 30, 2017

On this date, Congress submitted the 2018 NDAA to the President for signature. The following Taiwan-related language was included in the final version of the bill:

SEC. 1259. Strengthening the Defense Partnership between the United States …

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115th Congress: Taiwan Security Act

On November 7, 2017, two Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Taiwan Security Act to enhance military cooperation and exchanges between the United States and Taiwan. The legislation echoed a bill introduced in the Senate in July by Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Cory Gardner.

Congressional Record of S.1620 – Taiwan …

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October 15-17, 2017 – US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2017

Event: US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2017 October 15-17, 2017 Princeton, New Jersey

The US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2017 will be held October 15-17, 2017 in Princeton, New Jersey. This will be the sixteenth annual event in a series of ongoing conferences addressing the future of U.S. defense cooperation with Taiwan, the defense procurement process, and …

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Taiwan Arms Sales Notified to Congress, 1990-2017

Taiwan Arms Sales 1990-2017

Taiwan Arms Sales 1990-2017

Updated Chart: Taiwan Arms Sales Notified to Congress, 1990-2017

Shows clearly notification packaging/bundling and the long freeze.

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The Trump Administration Announces U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan

The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the decision by the U.S. Department of State to announce its approval of seven possible Foreign Military Sales to Taiwan, with a total value of US$1.363 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certifications notifying Congress of the proposed Taiwan arms sales on June 29, 2017. …

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U.S. Senators Urge President Trump to Support Taiwan’s Self Defense Capabilities

In a June 23, 2017 letter to President Donald Trump, Senators Benjamin Cardin, John Cornyn, James Inhofe, Edward Markey, John McCain, Robert Menendez, Marco Rubio, and Ron Wyden urge President Trump to adopt a policy of regular, robust, and consistent support for Taiwan’s self-defense efforts in the face of ongoing military aggression by China and …

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2017 – Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China

The U.S. Department of Defense has released its annual report to Congress on the military power of China. 2017 – Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (PDF)

One major section is called Force Modernization for a Taiwan Contingency.

 

The PLA continues to develop and deploy military capabilities intended to coerce …

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Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (MND) Reports

 

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) occasionally publishes reports on the status of the military and national security in Taiwan.

Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR)

The Amendment to Article 31 of the National Defense Act passed by the Legislative Yuan on July 17, 2008 mandates the MND to submit a Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) within …

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