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U.S. Department of Defense Contract Announcements – Taiwan

DoD Contract Announcements Mentioning Taiwan – 2017

August 15, 2017

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $133,910,119 modification (P00079) to foreign military sales (Jordan, Qatar, Taiwan) contract W31P4Q-13-C-0129 to procure Javelin containerized all-up rounds, command launch units, Javelin vehicle launcher-electronics and associated non-recurring engineering. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $133,910,119 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1279412/

July 24, 2017

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an $11,533,650 modification to previously awarded contract N00024‑17-C-5410 to exercise an option for Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) and Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) engineering and technical services to ensure continuity in production, design integrity, and total systems integration of the missile round and its components. Services will support the Navy; and the countries of Japan, Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Korea, Republic of China (Taiwan), and Federal Republic of Germany. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by June 2018. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $10,173,666; 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $669, 484; and foreign military sales (countries of Japan, Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Korea, Republic of China (Taiwan), and Federal Republic of Germany) funding in the amount of $690,500 (combined) will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds in the amount of $669,484 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1256248

July 14, 2017

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $130,342,972 modification (P00004) to foreign military sales (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, and Taiwan) contract W31P4Q-17-C-0006 for fiscal 2017 PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 production to increase the total missile segment enhancement quantity by 35, add 130 launcher modification kits with motor control units for the U.S.; add the parts library and missile segment enhancement storage and aging requirements for the U.S.; add the cost and software data reporting requirement for the United States; reduce the missile round trainer quantity by 30 for Qatar, and reduce the empty round trainer quantity by 36 for Qatar. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; Lufkin, Texas; Camden, Arizona; Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Ocala, Florida; Huntsville, Alabama; Huntingdon Beach, California; and El Paso, Texas; with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Fiscal 2015, 2016 and 2017 other; and other procurement (Army) funds in the combined amount of $130,342,972 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1248427/

June 26, 2017

Lockheed Martin, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $39,219,294 modification (P00001) to foreign military sales (Germany, Netherlands, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Japan and United Arab Emirates) contract W31P4Q-17-D-0026 for PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 Missile Support Center post-production support for the calendar year 2017 recapitalization of enhanced launcher electronic system, field missile activities, and unscheduled maintenance. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 25, 2018. Fiscal 2017 other; and operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the combined amount of $16,656,932 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1229651

June 1, 2017

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $200,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sniper advanced targeting pod (ATP) and low altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night (LANTIRN) navigation pod sustainment. Contractor will provide sustaining activities that include depot-level repair and return of line replaceable units, LANTIRN Forward Imaging Navigation Set, and sniper ATP support equipment; data; program support; depot lay-in; program reviews; and on-call technical support. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; and Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2022. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to various nations including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Poland, Pakistan, Romania, Thailand, Taiwan, Kuwait and Turkey. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-17-D-0001).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1200150/

May 16, 2017

Quantitech, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $10,140,682 modification (000201) to foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Brazil; Columbia; Egypt; Jordan; Mexico; Saudi Arabia; Slovakia; Sweden; Thailand; Taiwan; and Tunisia) contract W31P4Q-16-A-0010 to procure programmatic support services for the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of May 16, 2018. Fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 other, and other procurement (Army) funds in the collective amount of $10,140,682 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1184500/

April 28, 2017

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $332,136,017 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (United Kingdom, Egypt, India, Korea, Republic of Indonesia, Taiwan, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Poland) contract for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor System, subcomponent production, and technical services for the Apache attack helicopter. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2018. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-17-D-0043).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1167080/

April 25, 2017

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $11,142,402 undefinitized delivery order (N0001917F0136) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0001). This order provides for reconfiguration, integrated logistics support (ILS) and training services in support of the government of Taiwan for a Taiwan Navy (TN) Perry FFG-7 class ship harpoon missile TARTAR. In addition, this order provides for ILS, and technical and training services required to support Harpoon Ship Command Launch Set version 11/12 reconstitution on TN FFG-7 Class ship. Work will be performed in Saint Charles, Missouri (80 percent); Kaohsiung, Taiwan (12 percent); Odessa, Missouri (4 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (2 percent); Galena, Kansas (1 percent), and various locations within the continental U.S. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $5,212,356 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1162544/

April 24, 2017

URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $65,000,000 firm-fixed-price and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for F-16 aircraft maintenance for the Taiwan Air Force. Work will be performed at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2023. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Taiwan. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with four offers received. The 338th Specialized Contracting Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-17-D-0008). (Awarded April 21, 2017)

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1161148/

April 21, 2017

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $78,723,292 for modification P00022 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0028). This modification provides for support and sustainment of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II tactical missiles in support of the Navy, Air Force and the governments of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey, under the Foreign Military Sales program. Services to be provided include repair of AIM-9X Block II tactical missiles, captive air training missiles and special air training missiles, and integrated product support, such as training, in-service software support, depot management, and obsolescence/diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages monitoring. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in May 2019. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1159886/

April 11, 2017

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $8,354,991 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-14-D-0014) engineering, training, support equipment, integrated logistics support, and technical support services for the Navy and the governments of Brazil, Chile, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, Turkey, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, Portugal and Belgium. These efforts are in support of the Harpoon and Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response missiles, the Encapsulated Harpoon Command and Launch Systems, the Advanced Harpoon Weapon Control System and the Harpoon Shipboard Command Launch Control System. Work will be performed in St. Charles, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in December 2019. No funds are being obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated against individual delivery orders as they are issued. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1148359

March 31, 2017

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $199,757,307 for modification P00024 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-15-C-0092) for procurement of 317 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical full-rate production Lot 17 missiles for the Navy (107) and Air Force (210). In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 199 Block II captive air training missiles for the Navy (24), Air Force (77), and the governments of Australia (48), Indonesia (20), the Netherlands (20), Romania (6), and Poland (4); 15 special air training missiles for the government of Australia (10) and Taiwan (5); 160 all up round containers for the Navy (43), Air Force (81), and the governments of Australia (15), the Netherlands (10), Indonesia (6), Romania (2), Taiwan (2) and Poland (1); seven spare advanced optical target detectors for the Navy (1), Air Force (2), the governments of Australia (2), Indonesia (1), and Poland (1); 11 spare guidance units (live battery) for the Navy (2), Air Force (4), and the governments of Romania (3), and Indonesia (2); 22 spare captive air training missile guidance units for the Navy (2), Air Force (6) and the governments of Australia (10), Indonesia (2), and Romania (2); 23 guidance unit containers for the Air Force (10) and the governments of Australia (6), Romania (5), and Indonesia (2); four spare advanced optical target detector containers for the governments of Australia (2), Indonesia (1), and Poland (1); 1 spare block 1 propulsion steering section and one spare block II propulsion steering section for the Air Force; and spares for the Navy (1), and Air Force (1), and 19 lots of spares for the government of Australia (2), Turkey (2), Denmark (1), Finland (1), Israel (1), Belgium (1), Netherlands (1), Singapore (1), Poland (1), Switzerland (1), Japan (1), Norway (1), Morocco (1), Romania (1), Korea (1), Saudi Arabia (1) and Taiwan (1). Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (43.74 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (10.08 percent); Valencia, California (6.10 percent); Ontario Canada, Midland (5.54 percent); Rocket Center, West Virginia (5.49 percent); Vancouver, Washington (5.07 percent); Goleta, California (2.86 percent); Cheshire, Connecticut (2.05 percent); Heilbronn, Germany (1.88 percent); Simsbury, Connecticut (1.61 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (1.22 percent); San Jose, California (1.48 percent); Anniston, Alabama (1.31 percent); Maniago, Italy (1.21 percent); Chatsworth, California (1.11 percent); San Diego, California (1.04 percent); Montgomery, Alabama (0.60 percent); Orlando, Florida (0.55 percent); Valencia, California (0.53 percent); Newbury Park, California (0.50 percent); El Segundo, California (0.50 percent); Claremont, California (0.43 percent); Joplin, Missouri (0.39 percent); Lombard, Illinois (0.28 percent); El Cajon, California (0.15 percent), and various locations inside and outside the continental U.S. (4.28 percent). Work is expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2017 missile procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2017 weapons procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $199,757,307 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($51,002,164; 25.53 percent); Air Force ($111,363,228; 55.75 percent); and the governments of Australia ($17,425,125; 8.72 percent); Indonesia ($5,270,098; 2.64 percent); Netherlands ($4,909,466; 2.46 percent); Taiwan ($3,021,918; 1.51 percent); Romania ($2,152,062; 1.08 percent); Poland ($1,346,780; 0.67 percent); Saudi Arabia ($1,055,006; 0.53 percent); Belgium ($507,717; 0.25 percent); Turkey ($454,789; 0.23 percent); Switzerland ($409,199; 0.20 percent); Korea ($310,109; 0.16 percent); Norway ($322,709; 0.16 percent); Morocco ($72,208; 0.04 percent); Japan ($58,436; 0.03 percent); Denmark ($15,427; 0.01 percent); Finland ($48,373; 0.01 percent); Isreal ($2,178; 0.01 percent); and Singapore ($10,315; 0.01 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1137448

March 30, 2017

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $23,044,183 cost-plus-fixed-fee, foreign military sales (Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Republic of Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Luxembourg and Saudi Arabia) contract for support necessary to execute PATRIOT Field Surveillance program to include missile assessments, testing, recertification, and repair activities. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Army); as well as other funds in the amount of $13,615,520 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-17-C-0042).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1135757

March 2, 2017

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, doing business as ATK Tactical Propulsion and Control, Rocket Center, West Virginia, has been awarded an estimated $67,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for production of SR-116 rocket motors for the AIM-9P rocket. Work will be performed at Rocket Center, West Virginia, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 27, 2022. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales, with foreign country military funds in the amount of $8,355,047 being obligated at time of award for the first delivery order to Bahrain, Taiwan and Egypt. The Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8520-17-D-0002).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1100624

February 28, 2017

Intuitive Research Technology Corp., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $7,893,117 modification (000480) to foreign military sales contract (Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Japan, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Greece) W31P4Q-07-A-0015 to procure programmatic support for the lower tier project office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2017. Fiscal 2017, 2018, and 2019 funds in the amount of $7,893,117 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1098008

February 13, 2017

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $12,399,305 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of spares in support of Harpoon and Stand-Off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) for the Navy (83); and the governments of Saudi Arabia (143), Australia (5,734), Canada (50), Japan (96), Malaysia (17), Turkey (11), India (24), Taiwan (3), and Thailand (1). Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (29.56 percent); St. Charles, Missouri (21.51 percent); Black Mountain, North Carolina (15.04 percent); Joplin, Missouri (14.72 percent); Beverly, Massachusetts (4.24 percent); Burnely, United Kingdom (3.30 percent); Galena, Kansas (3.26 percent); Hayward, California (2.83 percent); Lititz, Pennsylvania (1.40 percent); Landsdale, Pennsylvania (1.01 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (0.94 percent); Middletown, Connecticut (0.70 percent); Chandler, Arizona (0.41 percent); Toledo, Ohio (0.29 percent); Skokie, Illinois (0.25 percent); Staten Island, New York (0.16 percent); Roswell, Georgia (0.10 percent); Huntington Beach, California (0.09 percent); Chatsworth, California (0.08 percent); St. Petersburg, Florida (0.07 percent); Irvine, California (0.03 percent); and Carson, New York (0.01 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $12,399,305 are being obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) XX. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($1,977,154; 15.95 percent); and the governments of Saudi Arabia ($4,913,562; 39.63 percent); Australia ($2,189,643; 17.66 percent); Canada ($1,371,188; 11.06 percent); Japan ($1,101,488; 8.88 percent); Malaysia ($309,852; 2.50 percent); Turkey ($293,895; 2.37 percent); India ($116,138; 0.94 percent); Taiwan ($105,991; 0.85 percent); and Thailand ($20,394; 0.16 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-17-C-0012).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1081980

February 1, 2017

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $202,185,977 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort, foreign military sales contract (Germany, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, and Taiwan) for engineering services for the PATRIOT weapon systems program. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in multiple locations with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2017 other; other procurement (Army); operations and maintenance (Army); and research, development, test and evaluation funds totaling $202,185,977 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-17-C-0073).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1067774

January 26, 2017

Raytheon, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $12,552,161 modification (P00038) to foreign military sales (Taiwan, Spain, Kuwait, Israel) contract W31P4Q-14-C-0093 for procurement of engineering services for calendar year 2016 for the PATRIOT. Work will be performed in multiple locations with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $8,311,979; and fiscal year 2010 other funds in the amount of $4,240,183 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1061625

DoD Contract Announcements Mentioning Taiwan – 2016

December 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $1,452,561,722 fixed-price incentive, foreign military sales contract (Republic of Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates) for fiscal 2017 PATRIOT advanced capability production to include 205 missile segment enhancement U.S.. and Qatar missiles; 58 cost reduction initiative U.S. and Republic of Korea missiles; spare parts for the U.S., Qatar, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia; and associated ground support equipment. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in multiple locations with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Fiscal 2015, 2016 and 2017 other procurement (Army); and other funds in the amount of $711,755,244 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-17-C-0006).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1037167

December 20, 2016

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $64,607,900 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for design agent engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon System. CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. CIWS is an integral element of the Fleet Defense In-Depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program. Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating outer defense envelopes. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $398,604,651. This contract involves foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Canada, United Kingdom, South Korea, Portugal and Greece under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (68 percent); El Segundo, California (18 percent); Louisville, Kentucky (5 percent); Camarillo, California (2 percent); Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 percent); Dallas, Texas (1 percent); Bohemia, New York (1 percent); Melbourne, Florida (1 percent), and various locations with less than 1 percent each (2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by January 2018. Fiscal 2017 weapons procurement (Navy); foreign military sales; and fiscal 2015 and 2016 shipbuilding conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $5,821,884 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-17-C-5405).

Raytheon, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $27,456,865 modification (P00048) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-13-C-0111 (Israel, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Netherlands) for depot level diagnosis and repair capability for PATRIOT secondary items. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2019. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $27,456,866 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1035122

December 9, 2016

Madison Research Corp.-Kratos, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $23,363,702 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Taiwan) contract for procurement of four Chaparral class five components including 450 thermal batteries, 466 rocket motors, 150 safety and arming devices, and 248 warheads for the Chaparral air missile system. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 10, 2019. Fiscal 2016 other funds in the amount of $23,363,702 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-17-C-0063).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1026381

December 8, 2016

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $350,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) engineering integration. Contractor will provide delivery of the JMPS Mission Planning Environment and JMPS Integrated Build Environments. Work will be primarily performed at Reston, Virginia; and Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 7, 2027. This contract involves foreign military sales to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, NATO, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with one offer received. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 research, development, test and evaluation; operations and maintenance; procurement; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $9,392,996 are being obligated at the time of award on the first two delivery orders. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-17-F-0053).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1025008

November 28, 2016

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense System, Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $26,223,357 modification for Taiwan Early Warning Radar Surveillance Radar Program Missile Warning Center. Contractor will upgrade missile warning centers to address obsolescence concerns. Work will be performed at Woburn, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by May 28, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. This award is 100 percent foreign military sales to Taiwan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-13-C-0003).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1014123

November 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp. – Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $12,354,382 modification (P00022) to previously awarded contract FA8615-12-C-6016 for developmental support equipment. Contractor will provide equipment required for reliability, performance, and sustainability of 144 Taiwan F-16s. They also will provide specialized familiarization on the use of integrated ground software to support F-16 aircraft maintenance and accident investigations. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas; and Taiwan, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2022. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Taiwan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1011584

September 29, 2016

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $10,569,408 modification (003895) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Mexico, Tunisia, Egypt, Taiwan, UAE, Columbia, Jordan, Brazil, Thailand, Bahrain, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel for the Utility Helicopter project office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2017. Fiscal 2010, 2015, and 2016 research, development, testing, and evaluation: operations and maintenance (Army); and other procurement funds in the amount of $10,569,408 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/959765

September 28, 2016

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $148,725,000 modification (P00357) foreign military sales contract (Taiwan) W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for six UH-60M uniquely configured aircraft for Taiwan National Airborne Service Corp. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2016 other funds in the amount of $14,872,500 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/958500

September 16, 2016

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $43,113,871 for modification P00018 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-15-C-0092) to exercise an option for procurement of 64 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical full-rate production Lot 16 missiles for the governments of Japan (4), Norway (20), and Taiwan (40). In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 70 Block II captive air training missiles for the governments of Norway (30) and Taiwan (40); 39 all up round containers for the governments of Norway (16) and Taiwan (23); one spare active optical target detector for the government of Norway; two spare guidance units (live battery) for the government of Norway; six spare captive air training missile guidance units for the government of Norway; seven guidance unit containers for the government of Norway; one spare active optical target detector container for the government of Norway; and one spare Block II propulsion steering section for the government of Taiwan. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (43.74 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (10.08 percent); Valencia, California (6.10 percent); Ontario Canada, Midland (5.54 percent); Rocket Center, West Virginia (5.49 percent); Vancouver, Washington (5.07 percent); Goleta, California (2.86 percent); Cheshire, Connecticut (2.05 percent); Heilbronn, Germany (1.88 percent); Simsbury, Connecticut (1.61 percent); San Jose, California (1.48 percent); Anniston, Alabama (1.31 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (1.22 percent); Maniago, Italy (1.21 percent); Chatsworth, California (1.11 percent); San Diego, California (1.04 percent); Montgomery, Alabama (0.60 percent); Orlando, Florida (0.55 percent); Valencia, California (0.53 percent); Newbury Park, California (0.50 percent); El Segundo, California (0.50 percent); Claremont, California (0.43 percent); Joplin, Missouri (0.39 percent); Lombard, Illinois (0.28 percent); El Cajon, California (0.15 percent); and various locations inside and outside the continental U.S. (4.28 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2018. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $43,113,871 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the governments of Taiwan ($25,471,893, 59.08 percent); Norway ($15,935,179; 36.96 percent); and Japan ($1,706,799; 3.96 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/947239

September 16, 2016

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $43,113,871 for modification P00018 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-15-C-0092) to exercise an option for procurement of 64 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical full-rate production Lot 16 missiles for the governments of Japan (4), Norway (20), and Taiwan (40). In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 70 Block II captive air training missiles for the governments of Norway (30) and Taiwan (40); 39 all up round containers for the governments of Norway (16) and Taiwan (23); one spare active optical target detector for the government of Norway; two spare guidance units (live battery) for the government of Norway; six spare captive air training missile guidance units for the government of Norway; seven guidance unit containers for the government of Norway; one spare active optical target detector container for the government of Norway; and one spare Block II propulsion steering section for the government of Taiwan. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (43.74 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (10.08 percent); Valencia, California (6.10 percent); Ontario Canada, Midland (5.54 percent); Rocket Center, West Virginia (5.49 percent); Vancouver, Washington (5.07 percent); Goleta, California (2.86 percent); Cheshire, Connecticut (2.05 percent); Heilbronn, Germany (1.88 percent); Simsbury, Connecticut (1.61 percent); San Jose, California (1.48 percent); Anniston, Alabama (1.31 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (1.22 percent); Maniago, Italy (1.21 percent); Chatsworth, California (1.11 percent); San Diego, California (1.04 percent); Montgomery, Alabama (0.60 percent); Orlando, Florida (0.55 percent); Valencia, California (0.53 percent); Newbury Park, California (0.50 percent); El Segundo, California (0.50 percent); Claremont, California (0.43 percent); Joplin, Missouri (0.39 percent); Lombard, Illinois (0.28 percent); El Cajon, California (0.15 percent); and various locations inside and outside the continental U.S. (4.28 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2018. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $43,113,871 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the governments of Taiwan ($25,471,893, 59.08 percent); Norway ($15,935,179; 36.96 percent); and Japan ($1,706,799; 3.96 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/947239

September 1, 2016

Tukuh Technologies LLC, Kansas City, Missouri, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $22,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for manpower support. Contractor will provide Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron contracted manpower support for administrative, project management, assistant training program manager, and mission training program manager. Work will be performed at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Randolph, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. This award is 99 percent foreign military sales to the countries of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherland, Israel, Poland, United Kingdom, France, Romania, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and India. The 338th Specialized Contracting Squadron, JBSA, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-16-D-0016).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/933556

August 31, 2016

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $135,400,000 modification (P00101) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 (Taiwan) for 24 UH-60M uniquely configured Black Hawk aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 8, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other funds in the amount of $135,400,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $48,259,165 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract (Australia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Iceland, Indonesia, Jordan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Taiwan, and United Arab Emirates), for life cycle support repair and support the Javelin hardware. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2018. Fiscal 2016 and 2010 other; and operations and maintenance, Army funds in the collective amount of $48,259,165 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-16-C-0133).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/931992

August 26, 2016

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $9,401,080 modification (P00015) to a foreign military sales (Taiwan) contract W31P4Q-13-C-0100 for contractor field support. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2016 other funds in the amount of $9,401,080 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/928112

July 26, 2016

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $11,422,199 firm-fixed-price, Foreign Military Sales contract (Taiwan, Jordan) for modified UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter standard spares kits. One bid was solicited with one received with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2017. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-16-D-0050).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/858289

July 1, 2016

Raytheon Co., Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $291,750,539 for modification P00015 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-15-C-0092) for procurement of 660 AIM-9X Block II All Up Round Tactical Full Rate Production Lot 16 Missiles for the Navy (160), Air Force (429), Army (7) and the governments of Japan (4), Norway (20) and Taiwan (40). In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 252 Block II Captive Air Training Missiles for the Navy (47), Air Force (77), and the governments of Japan (6), Norway (30), Turkey (18), Australia (20), Australia (14), and Taiwan (40); 13 Special Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Army (12) and the Government of the Netherlands (1); 274 All Up Round Containers for the Navy (59), Air Force (142), Army (8) and the governments of Japan (4), Norway (16), Turkey (5), Netherlands (1), Australia (16), and Taiwan (23); 15 Captive Test Missiles for the Navy (6), Air Force (7) and Army (2); one Lot of classified assets for the Government of Australia ; 22 Spare Advanced Optical Target Detectors for the Navy (17), Air Force (3), the governments of Norway (1) and South Korea (1); 30 Spare Guidance Units (Live Battery) for the Navy (14), Air Force (10), and the governments of Norway (2) and S. Korea (4); 30 Spare Captive Air Training Missile Guidance Units for the Navy (11), Air Force (2) and the governments of Norway (6), Turkey (2), and Australia (9); 27 Guidance Unit Containers for the Navy (5), Air Force (2) and the governments of Norway (7), Turkey (1), S. Korea (3), and Australia (9); 14 Spare Advanced Optical Target Detector Containers for the Navy (10), Air Force (1), and the governments of Norway (1), South Korea (1) and Belgium (1); two Spare Block 1 Propulsion Steering Sections for the governments of Turkey (1) and Denmark (1); four Spare Block II Propulsion Steering Sections for the governments of South Korea (3) and Taiwan (1); spares for the Navy, Air Force and 16 lots of spares for the governments of Finland (1), Denmark (1), Australia (1), Japan (1), Israel (1), Turkey (1), Netherlands (1), Singapore (1), Malaysia (1), Oman (1), Switzerland (1), South Korea (1), Romania (1), Belgium (1), Kuwait (1), and Saudi Arabia (1). Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (43.74 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (10.08 percent); Valencia, California (6.63 percent); Ontario Canada, Midland (5.54 percent); Rocket Center, West Virginia (5.49 percent); Vancouver, Washington (5.07 percent); Goleta, California (2.86 percent); Cheshire, Connecticut (2.05 percent); Heilbronn, Germany (1.88 percent); Simsbury, Connecticut (1.61 percent); San Jose, California (1.48 percent); Anniston, Alabama (1.31 percent); Cincinnati, Ohio (1.22 percent); Maniago, Italy (1.21 percent); Chatsworth, California (1.11 percent); San Diego, California (1.04 percent); Montgomery, Alabama (0.60 percent); Orlando, Florida (0.55 percent); Newbury Park, California (0.50 percent); El Segundo, California (0.50 percent); Claremont, California (0.43 percent); Joplin, Missouri (0.39 percent); Lombard, Illinois (.28 percent); El Cajon, California (0.15 percent), and various locations inside and outside the continental United States (4.28 percent). Work is expected to be completed in March 2019. Fiscal 2016 missile procurement (Air Force); fiscal 2016 weapons procurement (Navy); fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy, Army, Air Force); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $291,750,539 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($183,136,307; 62.77 percent), the Navy ($78,031,949; 26.74 percent); the Army ($7,776,729; 2.67 percent); and the governments of Australia ($10,785,852; 3.7 percent); Turkey ($4,649,073; 1.59 percent); Korea ($1,892,805; .65 percent); Japan ($1,548,798; .53 percent); Kuwait ($786,690; .27 percent); Saudi Arabia ($770,719; .26 percent); Denmark ($544,845; .19 percent); the Netherlands ($428,610; .15 percent); Switzerland ($328,454; .11 percent); Malaysia ($280,803; .10 percent); Israel ($207,760; .07 percent); Oman ($208,253; .07 percent); Belgium ($197,614; .07 percent); Finland ($105,248; .04 percent); Singapore ($53,808; .01 percent), and Romania ($16,222; .01 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/823199

June 13, 2016

Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc., Byron, Georgia (FA8213-16-D-0005); and Amtec Corp., doing business as Tech Ord, Clear Lake, South Dakota (FA8213-16-D-0006), have each been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a combined, not-to-exceed combined contractual ceiling of $48,000,000 for replenishment of BBU-35 A/B impulse cartridges. Work will be performed at Byron, Georgia; and Clear Lake, South Dakota, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 13, 2022. This contract involves foreign military sales to Singapore, Greece, India, Taiwan, Poland, Hungary, Tunisia, Belgium, Romania, Pakistan, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with four offers received. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/798095

March 25, 2016

BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $9,390,203 sole-source, single award, cost-plus-fixed-fee basic ordering agreement under a previously awarded contract (N63394-11-D-1294) for engineering and technical support services in support of the Guided Missiles Launching System (GMLS). The procurement is to provide system engineering documentation, repair support, and field engineering services in support of the GMLS MK 13 and MK 26 missile launching systems. This contract involves foreign military sales to the countries of Taiwan (40 percent); Australia (20 percent); Poland (20 percent); Chile (10 percent); Egypt (5 percent); and Japan (5 percent). Work will be performed at the contractor’s facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota (20 percent); and on foreign ships at various foreign naval shipyards or ports (80 percent), and is expected to be completed by March 2019. Foreign military sales funding in the amount of $3,038,015 is being obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Naval Base Ventura, California, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/705515

March 24, 2016

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Totowa, New Jersey, has been awarded an $8,085,613 undefinitized contract action. Contractor will provide the Taiwanese air force an upgrade to the ALR-56M Line Replaceable Unit 5 Analysis Processor to the new configuration required for compatibility with the F-16 Taiwan retrofit program. Work will be performed at Greenlawn, New York, and is expected to be complete by March 20, 2021. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-16-C-0018).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/703910

March 14, 2016

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2016 research, development, testing, and evaluation; operations and maintenance (Army); and other procurement funds in the amount of $11,821,010 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/693156

March 9, 2016

Tower Industries Inc.,* Greenville, Wisconsin, was awarded a $38,365,882 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Canada, Taiwan) for iron practice bombs. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Greenville and Shawano, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2020. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $38,365,882 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-16-C-0025).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/689511

March 2, 2016

L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation Training Div., Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $36,300,000 firm-fixed-price contract for an F-16 A/B Block 20 mission training center (MTC). Contractor will provide MTC hardware, spares, and initial software development. Work will be performed at Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 1, 2016. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Taiwan. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8621-16-C-6378).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/684646

February 26, 2016

Intuitive Research and Technology Corp., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $29,058,284 modification (000456) to foreign military sales contract (Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Japan, Taiwan, Greece, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Qatar) W31P4Q-07-A-0015 for support of the lower tier project office missile systems independent integration analysis.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $29,058,286 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/674538

February 19, 2016

General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Taunton, Massachusetts, was awarded a $34,700,000 firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales contract (Taiwan) with options for follow-on logistics support to the improved mobile subscriber equipment system. One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Taiwan with an estimated completion date of Dec. 28, 2019. Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in the amount of $34,700,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-C-5010).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/658913

February 16, 2016

Terma North America Inc., Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a $20,025,286 firm-fixed-price supply contract. Contractor will provide the Taiwan Air Force with countermeasures signal processors, advanced threat displays, electrical/electronic equipment control panels, and EMI filters. Work will be performed at Warner Robins, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2019. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540‐16‐C‐0017).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/656554

February 3, 2016

Lockheed Martin Missions Systems and Training, Baltimore, Maryland, is being awarded a $52,453,589 performance-based logistics, firm-fixed-economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery requirements-type contract for supply chain management of aviation tires supporting the following aircraft: P-3C, E-2C/D, C2, AV-8B, CH-46E, F-18A/B/C/D/E/F, EA 18-G, MH-60S/R, SH60B/F, S-3, EA-6B, CH-53/E, V-22, and F-35. The contractor is responsible for requirements forecasting, inventory management, retrograde management, storage, transportation, and meeting critical supply response time availability metrics. This contract involves a combined effort between the Navy (85 percent); and the countries of Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey Japan, and the United Kingdom (15 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. This is a three-year contract, with two six-month option periods and also an option for increased quantity for F-35 tires, which if exercised, brings the total estimated value to $131,067,492. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by January 2019. No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Working capital funds (Navy) will be obligated as individual orders are issued. This contract was competitively procured with the solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/649651

January 29, 2016

Raytheon IDS, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $212,687,782 modification (P00022) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-14-C-0093 (Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates) for engineering services for calendar year 2016 for the PATRIOT program. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts; Billerica, Massachusetts; Burlington, Massachusetts; El Segundo, California; El Paso, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana; Lawton, Oklahoma; Nashua, New Hampshire; Pelham, New Hampshire; Tewksbury, Massachusetts; and White Sands, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army); research, development, testing and evaluation; operations and maintenance (Army); and other procurement, funds in the amount of $103,057,148 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/646622

DoD Contract Announcements Mentioning Taiwan – 2015

December 29, 2015

Raytheon Company, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $43,714,642 modification (P00035) to foreign military sales contract (W31P4Q-13-C-0111) for depot level diagnostic and repair capability for the Patriot secondary items. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia (57 percent); Taiwan (27.50 percent); Kuwait (7 percent); United Arab Emirates (6 percent); Republic of Korea (1.50 percent); and Israel (1 percent); with an estimated completion date of December 31, 2016. Fiscal 2016 funds in the amount of $43,714,642 were obligated at time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/639485

December 21, 2015

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts was awarded a $95,200,306 modification (PZ0027) to foreign military sales contract (Taiwan) W31P4Q-11-C-0317 for technical assistance for the PATRIOT system. Work will be performed in Taiwan with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $37,902,490.00 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/637649

November 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price $7,145,264 modification (P00012) to previously awarded contract FA8615-12-C-6016. Contractor will provide manufacturing support equipment needed for repair and modification of 138 Taiwan F-16s. Work will be performed in Taiwan, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2019. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Taiwan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $9,018,848 for firm-fixed-fee-price delivery order 2067 to exercise an option against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for follow-on integrated logistics support/engineering services in support of the Harpoon/Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response mmissile system and Harpoon launch systems for the Navy and the governments of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherland, Oman, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in St. Charles, Missouri (91.84 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (5.47 percent); Yorktown, Virginia (2.64 percent); and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (0.05 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2017. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $9,018,848 are being obligated on this award, of which $2,425,166 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($2,425,166; 26.89 percent); and the governments of Korea ($986,268; 10.94 percent); Taiwan ($783,148; 8.68 percent); Turkey ($506,886; 5.62 percent); Japan ($504,179; 5.59 percent); Egypt ($503,268; 5.58 percent); Saudi Arabia ($421,531; 4.67 percent); Australia ($381,336; 4.23 percent); United Kingdom ($347,333; 3.85 percent); Canada ($254,720; 2.82 percent); Chile ($241,248; 2.67 percent); Israel ($207,323; 2.30 percent); Portugal ($202,207; 2.24 percent); India ($189,909; 2.11 percent); Thailand $186,382; 2.07 percent); Singapore ($154,170; 1.71 percent); Bahrain ($140,478; 1.56 percent); Kuwait ($99,253; 1.10 percent); United Arab Emirates ($95,726; 1.06 percent); Malaysia ($95,506; 1.06 percent); Oman ($94,404; 1.05 percent); Netherlands ($82,669; 0.92 percent); Germany ($66,136; 0.73 percent); and Denmark ($49,601; 0.55 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/631575

November 16, 2015

General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Taunton, Massachusetts, was awarded a $9,976,955 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Taiwan) contract for improved mobile subscriber (secure communications) equipment, Version III System. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work will be performed in Taiwan with an estimated completion date of May 2, 2019. Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,976,955 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-C-5001).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/630035

November 9, 2015

General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Taunton, Massachusetts, was awarded a $9,976,955 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Taiwan) contract for improved mobile subscriber (secure communications) equipment, Version III system. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work will be performed in Taiwan with an estimated completion date of May 2, 2019. Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,976,955 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-16-C-5001).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/628342

November 6, 2015

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $124,606,538 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 53 full-rate production Lot 89 Harpoon weapon systems, components and spares, and Standoff Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response weapon system services, for the governments of Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan, Korea, India, Turkey, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Kuwait, Canada, and Taiwan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (18.21 percent); Burnley, United Kingdom (18.09 percent); St. Charles, Missouri (17.28 percent); Elkton, Maryland (11.79 percent); Toledo, Ohio (3.93 percent); Middletown, Connecticut (3.62 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (4.31 percent); Joplin, Missouri (2.77 percent); Galena, Kansas (2.54 percent); Lititz, Pennsylvania (2.35 percent); Grove, Oklahoma (2.12 percent); Huntsville, Alabama (1.66 percent); Chandler, Arizona (1.16 percent); Black Mountain, North Carolina (1.01 percent); Ridgecrest, California (0.84 percent); East Camden, Arkansas (0.69 percent); Beverly, Massachusetts (0.66 percent); Fairfield, California (0.64 percent); Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.61 percent); McAlester, Oklahoma (0.57 percent); Tulsa, Oklahoma, (0.53 percent) Newton, Pennsylvania (0.52 percent); Anniston, Alabama (0.51 percent); Estill Springs, Tennessee (0.41 percent); O’Fallon, Missouri (0.43 percent); Springfield, Ohio (0.32 percent); Lancaster, Pennsylvania (0.24 percent); Chatsworth, California (0.22 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (0.18 percent); Cheshire, Connecticut (0.16 percent); Skokie, Illinois (0.15 percent); Fullerton, California (0.13 percent); Steelville, Missouri (0.09 percent); Foothill Ranch, California (0.09 percent); Plainview, New York (0.09 percent); Orangeburg, New York (0.09 percent); Lynnwood, Washington (0.07 percent); Mulvane, Kansas (0.07 percent); Tampa, Florida (0.07 percent); Middletown, California (0.07 percent); Woburn, Massachusetts (0.07 percent); Rancho Cucamonga, California (0.06 percent); Washington, Missouri (0.05 percent); and various other locations in the U.S. (0.53 percent). This contract combines purchases for the governments of Saudi Arabia ($35,963,573; 28.86 percent); Australia ($31,881,526; 25.59 percent); Japan ($29,630,747; 23.78 percent); Korea ($21,324,842; 17.11); India ($2,338,215; 1.88 percent); Turkey ($ 1,175,224; 0.94 percent); Belgium ($915,812; 0.73 percent); Brazil ($711,616; 0.57 percent); Egypt ($561,721; 0.45 percent); Kuwait ($53,237; 0.05 percent); Canada ($39,600; 0.03 percent); and Taiwan ($10,425; 0.01 percent). Work is expected to be completed in June 2017. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $124,606,538 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-16-C-0006).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/628084

October 5, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp. – Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $54,589,431 modification (P00013) to previously awarded contract FA8615-12-C-6016. Contractor will provide on-island installation of 142 aircraft kits to upgrade Taiwan F-16 aircraft. Work will be performed in Taiwan and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2022. This award is 100 percent foreign military sales. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Oct. 2, 2015)

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/621915

September 23, 2015

Prism Maritime LLC,* Chesapeake, Virginia (N00164-15-D-WM61); CDI Marine Co. LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia (N00164-15-D-WM86); Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., San Diego, California (N00164-15-D-WM87); L3 Unidyne Inc. Norfolk, Virginia (N00164-15-D-WM88); and Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N00164-15-D-WM89), are being awarded a combined not-to-exceed $49,900,000 cost-plus-fixed fee, cost-only, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract for the performance of installations and de-installations of surface electronic warfare systems across multiple ship hulls. Work will include ship alterations, ordnance alterations, and ship changes outside chief of naval operations availability and industrial services such as platform prefabrication/fabrication, system/equipment, shipboard installations, material support, and quality assurance inspection and completion documentation. This contract combines services for the Navy (87.8 percent) and the governments of Taiwan (5.3 percent), Saudi Arabia (4.8 percent), and the Philippines (2.1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in various ship ports as needed and is expected to be completed by September 2020. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Contractors will have the opportunity to propose on each individual task order. Each contractor will receive $10,000 at the time of award.

This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with five offers were received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/618381

August 31, 2015

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $14,813,184 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Taiwan) for trained pilots and maintenance operations for the UH-60M to support the fielding of new aircraft as well as the storage of four UH60s. Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 27, 2016. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $14,813,184 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, is the contracting activity (W91247-15-C-0028).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/615437

August 25, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $9,081,459 modification (P00009) to foreign military sales (Taiwan) contract W31P4Q-13-C-0100 for field support to the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2013 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,081,459 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/614822

August 24, 2015

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2016. Fiscal 2015-2017 other procurement funds in the amount of $8,651,520 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/614616

July 23, 2015

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas was awarded a $1,563,679,881 modification (P00020) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-14-C-0034 (Korea, Qatar, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia) for Patriot missiles and associated equipment and spares. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; Lufkin, Texas; Camden, Arkansas; Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Ocala, Florida; Huntsville, Alabama; and Anaheim, California, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2018. Fiscal 2010 and 2015 other procurement (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $1,346,328,377 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting authority.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/612897

July 9, 2015

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Garland, Texas was awarded a $ 17,145,204 modification (P0003) to foreign military sales contract W52P1J-13-D-0050 (Oman, Taiwan) for General Purpose Bomb Bodies MK 82-1 (26 each); MK82-6 (3,671 each); and MK84-10 (2,472 each). Work will be performed in Garland, Texas with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2013/2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $17,145,204 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/612887

June 30, 2015

J.F. Taylor, Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland, is being awarded a $32,559,234 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mission essential engineering services in support of Identification Friend or Foe equipment, systems and subsystems, and advanced technologies development for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Taiwan, Australia, Norway, Saudi Arabia, and Poland. Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Maryland and is expected to be completed in June 2020. No funding will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via electronic announcement; two offers were received. This contract combines purchase for the U.S. Navy ($32,233,644; 99 percent) and the governments of Taiwan ($65,118; 0.2 percent); Australia ($65,118; 0.2 percent); Norway ($65,118; 0.2 percent); Saudi Arabia ($65,118; 0.2 percent); and Poland ($65,118; 0.2 percent). The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity (N00421-15-D-0005.)

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606881

June 26, 2015

The Analytic Sciences Corp. Inc., Andover, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $35,445,651 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for radar engineering and logistics services in support of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Ship Defense and Expeditionary Warfare Department, Virginia Beach Detachment. The services include provide in-service engineering and acquisition engineering; integrated logistics support; software support; installation services, support, and coordination; programmatic and project management support; and staging facility support. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $53,151,290. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (99 percent), and the governments of Taiwan, Poland and Korea (1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Virginia Beach, Virginia (60 percent); San Diego, California (10 percent); Bremerton, Washington (10 percent), Honolulu, Hawaii (10 percent); Newport, Rhode Island (9 percent); and ports outside of the U.S. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2016. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy); fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy), fiscal 2015 research, development, test, and evaluation; and fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $3,555,777 will be obligated at time of award, and funds in the amount of $282,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1(a)(2)(iii)(B). The Naval Surface Warfare Center-Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity (N63394-15-C-0012).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606879

June 16, 2015

Data Link Solutions LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a potential maximum $478,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production, development and sustainment of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals. The MIDS JTRS terminal is a four-channel software defined radio that delivers existing Link 16 with concurrent multi-netting-4 and tactical air navigation functionality, as well as three channels for future growth, including JTRS advanced networking waveforms such as tactical targeting network technology, multifunction advanced data link, intra-flight data link and other advanced networking waveforms. The MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea and ground platforms. The mission of MIDS Program Office is to develop, field and support interoperable, affordable and secure MIDS tactical data link and programmable networking technologies and capabilities for the joint, coalition and international warfighter. This contract is expected to combine purchases for the Navy, potentially other U.S. armed services (99 percent), and various other governments, including Austria, Chile, Finland, Israel, Jordan, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, NATO, and all NATO nations (one percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (50 percent); and Wayne, New Jersey (50 percent), and work is expected to be completed June 15, 2020. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,000,000 will be placed on contract and obligated on the first task order concurrent with contract award which will meet the minimum order requirement. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements, as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulations Subpart 6.302-1(a)(2). The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity on behalf of the MIDS Program Office (N00039-15-D-0007).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606871

June 3, 2015

United Technologies Corp., doing business as Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $63,668,414 modification to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8121-10-D-0008. Contractor will provide remanufacture of FI00-PW-I 00/200/220/220E/229 engine modules. Work will be performed at Columbus, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by April 22, 2016. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales for Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Thailand, Taiwan, Greece and Indonesia. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Space Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8121-10-D-0008).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606862

May 28, 2015

ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a maximum potential $478,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00039-15-D-0008) for the production, development and sustainment of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals. The MIDS JTRS terminal is a four-channel software defined radio that delivers existing Link 16 with concurrent multi-netting-4 and tactical air navigation functionality, as well as three channels for future growth, including JTRS advanced networking waveforms such as tactical targeting network technology, multifunction advanced data link, intra-flight data link and other advanced networking waveforms. The MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, jam-resistant, secure data and voice across a variety of air, sea and ground platforms. The MIDS program office mission is to develop, field and support interoperable, affordable and secure MIDS tactical data link and programmable networking technologies and capabilities for the joint, coalition and international warfighter. Work will be performed in Carlsbad, California, and work is expected to be completed May 27, 2020. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,000,000 will be placed on contract and obligated on the first task order concurrent with contract award, which will meet the minimum order requirement. Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is expected to combine purchases for the Navy and potentially other U.S. armed services (99 percent) and various other governments – Austria, Chile, Finland, Israel, Jordan, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, NATO and all NATO nations (one percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. This contract was not competitively procured because it is a follow-on, sole-source, multiple-award procurement in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) – only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements, as implemented by FAR Subpart 6.302-1. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N00039-15-D-0008).

Engility Corp., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a $23,939,937 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-14-C-0021) for additional systems engineering and technical services. This modification includes systems integration and software development, platform simulation, integration and laboratory engineering, and software engineering. These services are in support of the Navy and governments of Thailand, Taiwan, Norway, Australia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Pakistan, and South Korea. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (84 percent); China Lake, California (5 percent); Point Mugu, California (5 percent); Jacksonville, Florida (2.5 percent); Orlando, Florida ( 2.5 percent); various locations within the continental U.S. (0.5 percent), and various locations outside the continental U.S. (0.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2016. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy), fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy), fiscal 2015 working capital (Navy), and fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds, as well as Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $9,404,152 are being obligated on this award, $1,217,466 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($23,124,684; 96.5 percent); and the governments of Taiwan ($359,099; 1.5 percent); Thailand ($239,399; 1 percent); Norway ($108,378, 0.46 percent); Australia ($15,483, 0.06 percent); United Kingdom ($30,965, 0.14 percent); Brazil ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Canada ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Denmark ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Germany ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Japan ($8,847, 0.05 percent); Pakistan ($8,847, 0.05 percent); and South Korea ($8,847, 0.05 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606858

May 8, 2015

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, was awarded a $2,001,101,104 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity foreign military sales contract (Taiwan) for the T700 701D/401C engine in support of Army, Navy, Air Force, Foreign Military Sales, and other government agency program requirements. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. One bid was solicited with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-D-0048).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606845

March 13, 2015

Delphinus Engineering Inc., Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N65540-15-D-0004); General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia (N65540-15-D-0005); Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N65540-15-D-0006); AMSEC LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia (N65540-15-D-0007); BAE Systems Inc., Norfolk, Virginia (N65540-15-D-0008); Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., Portsmouth, Virginia (N65540-15-D-0009); and L3 Unidyne Inc., Norfolk, Virginia (N65540-15-D-0010), are each being awarded multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts, with an estimated ceiling amount of $90,687,638 for Delphinus Engineering Inc.; $89,860,189 for General Dynamics Information Technology Inc.; $87,002,697 for Q.E.D. Systems Inc.; $83,037,863 for AMSEC LLC; $94,497,395 for BAE Systems Inc.; $94,646,444 for Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc.; and $96,342,264 for L3 Unidyne to provide engineering and technical services in support of the Navy Modernization Program which provides installation and technical services for hull, mechanical and electrical systems on U.S. Navy vessels and those of allied navies. The mission of the Navy Modernization Program is to provide hull, mechanical and electrical services and deploying technologies which improve availability, increase reliability, ship mission readiness, and decrease maintenance and workload requirements for machinery systems and components. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (95 percent) and the government of Poland (5 percent). Foreign military sales to Greece, Australia and Taiwan, are also possible under future options. Work will be performed in various fleet homeports and work is expected to be completed in March 2018. No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award under the base contract. Contract funds will be awarded on a task order basis. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through the Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with seven offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship System Engineering Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606805

March 2, 2015

Intuitive Research and Technology Corp.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $ 44,422,600 modification (000436) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-07-A-0015 (Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Japan, Taiwan, Greece, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar) to exercise an option for labor hours, travel, and material/other development costs in support of the Lower Tier Project Office Missile Systems Independent Integration Analysis. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation and other procurement funds in the amount of $44,422,600 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Feb. 2, 2016. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

L-3 Communications, Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded a $8,819,740 modification for F-16 aircraft maintenance for Taiwan. Work will be performed at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 29, 2016. This contract involves foreign military sales. The 338th Specialized Contracting Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA3002-09-C-0006).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606797

February 13, 2015

United Technologies Corp. doing business as Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded an estimated $16,663,785 for the second option to previously awarded requirements for firm-fixed-price contract FA8121-10-D-0008. Contractor will provide remanufacture of FI00-PW-I 00/200/220/220E/229 engine modules. Work will be performed at Columbus, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by April 22, 2015. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales for Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Thailand, Taiwan, Greece and Indonesia. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition and one offer was received. Air Force Space Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606788

February 12, 2015

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin J/V was awarded a $25,368,524 modification (P00013) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-14-C-0127 (Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Lithuania, Jordan, Norway, Taiwan) for life cycle contractor support and repairs for U.S. Army, Marines, Army National Guard and FMS customers. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $25,368,524 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Feb. 28, 2016. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606787

February 5, 2015

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $9,603,500 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024 13 C-5403) for Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) and Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) engineering and technical services. This contract will provide for engineering and technical services in support of SM-2 and SM-6 to ensure continuity in production, design integrity and total systems integration of the missile round and its components. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (23 percent) and the governments of Japan (50.2 percent), Taiwan (14.8 percent), the Netherlands (4.3 percent), Korea (4.2 percent), Germany (2.9 percent) and Spain (.6 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program or cooperative agreements. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by December 2015. FMS, fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation, fiscal 2014 weapons procurement (Navy) and Cooperative Agreements funding in the amount of $9,603,500 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606782

DoD Contract Announcements Mentioning Taiwan – 2014

December 23, 2014

AMTEC Corp., Janesville, Wisconsin, is being awarded a $16, 934,650 five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to manufacture 106,500 JAU-22/B initiators for the cartridge actuated device/propellant actuated device Joint Program Office, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technical Division. The JAU-22/B is an expendable cartridge used to deploy sonobuoys typically in an anti-submarine role. This announcement combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (77.93 percent), and the governments of Australia (19.72 percent) and Taiwan (2.35 percent), under the foreign military sales program. Work will be performed in Janesville, Wisconsin, and all work will be completed by December 19, 2014. Fiscal 2015 procurement of ammunition (Navy and Marine Corps) funds and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $3,397,350 will be obligated on the first delivery order running concurrently with the contract award. These funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with three offers received in response to the solicitation. NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00104-15-D-K036).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606754

December 19, 2014

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $8,644,374 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 2067 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for follow-on integrated logistics support/engineering services for Harpoon /SLAM-ER Missile System and Harpoon Launch Systems for the U.S. Navy and various foreign military sales customers. Work will be performed in St. Charles, Missouri (91.84 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (5.47 percent); Yorktown, Virginia (2.64 percent); and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (.05 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2016. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $8,644,374 will be obligated at time of award; $2,310,523 of which expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($2,310,523; 26.74 percent); and the governments of Turkey ($807,597; 9.35 percent); Taiwan ($706,776; 8.17 percent); Korea ($528,318; 6.11 percent); Japan ($471,056; 5.45 percent); Egypt ($456,647; 5.28 percent); Saudi Arabia ($365,656; 4.23 percent); United Kingdom ($316,563; 3.66 percent); Pakistan ($304,113; 3.52 percent); Australia ($303,525; 3.51 percent); Chile ($237,601; 2.75 percent); Canada ($231,071; 2.67 percent); Singapore ($216,855; 2.51 percent); Israel ($197,868; 2.29 percent); Portugal ($189,145; 2.19 percent); India ($168,656; 1.95 percent); Thailand ($165,516; 1.91 percent); Bahrain ($129,570; 1.50 percent); Kuwait ($88,155; 1.02 percent); United Arab Emirates ($85,015; 0.98 percent); Malaysia ($84,819; 0.98 percent); Oman ($83,837; 0.97 percent); the Netherlands ($81,455; 0.94 percent); Germany ($65,164; 0.75 percent); and Denmark ($48,873; 0.57 percent) under the foreign military sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity./

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/606752

July 10 2014

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $15,581,037 firm-fixed-price multi-year foreign military sales contract (Australia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, New Zealand, Norway, Oman and Taiwan) for Javelin Life Cycle contractor support for maintenance of command launch units and training devices. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of July 8, 2016. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $6,429,497, and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $1,207,760, are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0127).

http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/605974

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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. A direct commercial sale was also notified, bringing the total to approximately US$1.4 billion.

The published FMS Congressional Notifications (transmittal numbers 16-67, 16-68, 16-69, 16-70, 16-73, 16-74, and 16-75) were for SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up Rounds, associated equipment and technical support (US$125 million); MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo Conversion Kits, spare parts and other support and assistance (US$175 million); MK 48 Mod 6AT Heavyweight Torpedoes, other support, spare parts, training, and assistance (US$250 million); Hardware, software, and other upgrades to the AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare Systems supporting Taiwan’s KEELUNG Class destroyers (US$80 million); AGM-154C JSOW Air-to-Ground Missiles, spare/repair parts and other support and assistance (US$185.5 million); AGM-88B HARMs and Training HARMs, spare/repair parts, testing, and other support and assistance (US$147.5 million); SRP Operations and Maintenance follow-on sustainment (US$400 million).

The US-Taiwan Business Council welcomes these Congressional notifications in adherence to the Taiwan Relations Act, which obligates the U.S. to help enable Taiwan’s self-defense. However, it has been 562 days since the last arms sale to Taiwan in late 2015. The Council questions the impact that delays in consideration and execution of Taiwan arms requests are having on the island’s ability to maintain its self-defense capabilities.

Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers noted that “support for Taiwan remains an essential aspect of the U.S. national security posture in Asia, particularly as increased cross-Strait tensions would fundamentally threaten stability in the region. The U.S. is legally and historically committed to providing Taiwan with arms of sufficient quantity and quality to provide for its own self-defense. Arms sales have long been a mainstay of U.S. security relations with the island, supporting U.S. efforts to deter coercion from the PRC and help provide for Taiwan’s self-determination.

Hammond-Chambers added “The Council supports the return to a normal and regular process for assessing all Taiwan arms sales requests and sales. Packaging several years’ worth of items drives up the overall dollar value of each tranche of notifications. Each Taiwan arms sale also becomes a rare and compelling event, drawing significantly more attention than it might otherwise garner. This creates a more substantial opportunity for Chinese protests and posturing in response to each sale, protests that have had a deterrent effect on U.S. willingness to release needed but advanced systems to Taiwan – such as new-build fighters and submarines. It would be in the U.S. interest to provide less of an impetus for Chinese protests in response to Taiwan arms sales, and moving away from packaging would be a substantial step in the right direction.

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

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

June 28, 2017

On this date, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) announced details of the committee’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. During the markup, 277 amendments — offered by both Republican and Democratic members — were considered and adopted. The committee voted unanimously to report the bill.

In a summary document provided following the markup, the SASC stated that the bill:

Reestablishes regular ports of call by the U.S. Navy at Kaohsiung or any other suitable ports in Taiwan and permits U.S. Pacific Command to receive ports of call by Taiwan; directs the Department to implement a program of technical assistance to support Taiwanese efforts to develop indigenous undersea warfare capabilities, including vehicles and sea mines; and expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should strengthen and enhance its long-standing partnership and strategic cooperation with Taiwan.

This post will continue to track the Taiwan-related language in the 2018 NDAA, as circumstances warrant.

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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 Taiwan or to attempt an invasion, if necessary. These improvements pose major challenges to Taiwan’s security, which has historically been rooted in the PLA’s inability to project power across the 100 nm Taiwan Strait, the natural geographic advantages of island defense, Taiwan’s armed forces’ technological superiority, and the possibility of U.S. intervention.

China appears prepared to defer the use of force as long as it believes that unification over the long term remains possible and that the costs of conflict outweigh the benefits. China argues that the credible threat of force is essential to maintain the conditions for political progress and to prevent Taiwan from making moves toward de jure independence. China has refused for decades to renounce the use of force to resolve the Taiwan issue, despite simultaneously professing its desire for peaceful unification under the principle of “one country, two systems.”

The circumstances under which the mainland has historically warned that it would use force have evolved over time in response to the island’s declarations of its political status, changes in PLA capabilities, and China’s view of Taiwan’s relations with other countries. These circumstances have included:

  • formal declaration of Taiwan independence;
  • undefined moves toward Taiwan independence;
  • internal unrest on Taiwan;
  • Taiwan’s acquisition of nuclear weapons;
  • indefinite delays in the resumption of cross-Strait dialogue on unification;
  • foreign intervention in Taiwan’s internal affairs; and
  • foreign forces stationed on Taiwan.

Article 8 of China’s March 2005 Anti-Secession Law states that China may use “non-peaceful means” if “secessionist forces … cause the fact of Taiwan’s secession from China,” if “major incidents entailing Taiwan’s secession” occur, or if “possibilities for peaceful reunification” are exhausted. The ambiguity of these “redlines” preserves China’s flexibility.

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2016 – 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.
2016 – Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (PDF)

One major section (beginning on page 86) is called Force Modernization for a Taiwan Contingency.

 

There have been no signs that China’s military posture opposite Taiwan has changed significantly. The PLA continues to develop and deploy military capabilities intended to coerce Taiwan or to attempt an invasion, if necessary. These improvements pose major challenges to Taiwan’s security, which has been based historically upon the PLA’s inability to project power across the 100 nm Taiwan Strait, the natural geographic advantages of island defense, Taiwan’s armed forces’ technological superiority, and the possibility of U.S. intervention.

China appears prepared to defer the use of force as long as it believes that unification over the long term remains possible and that the costs of conflict outweigh the benefits.

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Admiral Harris – Commander, United States Pacific Command – Statement on Taiwan

 

Free and fair democratic elections in January on the island of Taiwan reflect shared values with the U.S. The U.S. maintains its unofficial relations with Taiwan through the American Institute in Taiwan and we continue supporting Taiwan’s security. USPACOM will continue to fulfill U.S. commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act; continued arms sales to Taiwan are an important part of that policy and help ensure the preservation of democratic government institutions.

 

Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., USN
Commander, United States Pacific Command
Statement to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hearing Details & Video
Admiral Harris’ Written Statement

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The Obama 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 possible Foreign Military Sales to Taiwan. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certifications notifying Congress of the proposed Taiwan sales on December 16, 2015.

 

The published Congressional Notifications (transmittal numbers 15-27, 15-44, 15-45, 15-72, 15-74, 16-01, 16-05, and 16-06) were for two of the four FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates that that the U.S. authorized by law for transfer to Taiwan a year ago, and associated materials (at a refurbishment and upgrade cost of US$190 million); 36 AAV-7 Assault Amphibious Vehicles (US$375 million); 13 MK 15 Phalanx Block 1B ship defense Close-In Weapon Systems, upgrade kits, ammunition, and support (US$416 million); 208 Javelin guided missiles, technical assistance, logistics, and program support (US$57 million); 769 BGM-71F-series TOW 2B Aero Radio Frequency anti-armor missiles, support, and training (US$268 million); 250 Block I-92F MANPAD Stinger missiles, related equipment and support (US$217 million); Taiwan Advanced Tactical Data Link System (TATDLS) and Link 11 communication systems integration (US$75 million); Follow-on support for Taiwan’s MIDS/LVT-1 and JTIDS previously procured (US$ 120 million).[i]

 

Taiwan is poised to elect a new President on January 16, 2016. The timing of this announcement is therefore useful as a modest signal to China that the U.S. has equities in the peaceful transition of power on the island, and that it supports Taiwan’s democratic system. However, the Taiwan Relations Act states that “the United States will make available to Taiwan such defense articles and defense services in such quantity as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability.” In light of this recent sale, the US-Taiwan Business Council poses a number of questions for the Obama Administration:

 

  1. Why did it take over four years to prepare this arms package? The last U.S. arms sale to Taiwan took place on September 21, 2011.
  2. Why isn’t Taiwan being offered any new capabilities to counter changes to the Chinese threat over this period?
  3. What impact are delays in consideration and execution of Taiwan arms requests having on the island’s ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability?

 

The contents of the arms package announced today – along with the unprecedented four-year delay since the last arms sale – raises serious questions as to whether it serves as a response commensurate to the threat posed by China’s military. The past four years has seen increased Chinese force modernization efforts, and according to the U.S. Department of Defense “the PLA has developed and deployed military capabilities to coerce Taiwan or to attempt an invasion, if necessary.[ii]

 

The Obama Administration’s focus on China military-to-military engagement and other initiatives in which China’s cooperation is viewed as crucial, such as on climate change efforts, is directly and negatively impacting U.S. willingness to maintain consistent and credible support for Taiwan’s self-defense. This in turn directly impacts the seriousness with which China views our intentions to assist Taiwan.

 

Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers noted that “There have been myriad initiatives in U.S.-Taiwan bilateral security relations since the last arms sale in 2011. However, while China has deployed new fighters, submarines, and missiles during the last four years, the U.S. has consistently refused to consider providing Taiwan access to similar platforms, or even aiding their indigenous development.

 

In addition, the process for considering, assessing, and processing Taiwan arms sales is broken. The contorted efforts to provide the minimum over an extended period has amounted to long delays and to the U.S. providing only second-hand equipment and additional munitions for systems already in Taiwan’s inventory. The U.S. is placing its China priorities ahead of our legacy and legal requirement to provide for Taiwan’s self-defense. We see no effort to meaningfully address China’s modernization efforts with new capabilities for Taiwan – not because they are unneeded, but because the political cost to China relations is perceived as being too high. Yet that perception was roundly debunked by the Council and Project 2049 in our 2012 report on Chinese reactions to arms sales.[iii]

 

Hammond-Chambers also said “The process that has seen the bundling of Taiwan arms sales into large packages has run its course. The arbitrary manner in which programs are considered, the absence of a broader strategy for providing Taiwan consistent material support, and the long delays in processing and notifying them to Congress is hampering Taiwan’s ability to mount a serious defense. By bundling programs into packages, the U.S. forces Taiwan to buy all necessary equipment at once rather than in an orderly year-on-year process. If requests go unaddressed for years, or programs are long delayed, how can Taiwan reasonably maintain domestic political support for them, or develop the budget for its ongoing force modernization?

 

The US-Taiwan Business Council supports the return to a normal and regular process for assessing all Taiwan arms sales requests and sales. Additionally, the Council believes that the bilateral security relationship needs to be clear about what new capabilities should accompany ongoing training and exchanges in aid of Taiwan’s self-defense – including addressing quantitative issues impacting its fighter fleet, its requirement for submarines to complicate Chinese invasion scenarios, as well as further improvements in Taiwan’s missile defense capabilities.

 

[i] As of 1:00 pm on December 16, 2015. For details, see the DSCA website at http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales
[ii] See: “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2015” http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2015_China_Military_Power_Report.pdf
[iii] See: “Chinese Reactions to Taiwan Arms Sales” http://www.us-taiwan.org/reports/2012_chinese_reactions_to_taiwan_arms_sales.pdf

Press Release: The Obama Administration Announces U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan (PDF)

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The DPP’s National Defense Agenda

DPP’s  Defense  Agenda

 

On May 26, 2015 the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) think tank New Frontier Foundation released four “blue papers” covering the DPP’s national defense agenda. (Press Conference)

The first of these papers (Defense Policy Blue Paper 9) has been completely translated into English, but in the remaining reports only the forewords have been translated. Forewords are written by DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen.

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 9 – Taiwan’s Military Capacities in 2025

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 10 – Information Protection and Strategic Communications

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 11 – Refinement of Veteran Affairs

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 12 – Preparing the Development of Indigenous Defense Industry

 


 

On December 5, 2014, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) think tank New Frontier Foundation released its eight “blue paper” covering the DPP’s national defense agenda.

Titled “Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief,” the paper calls for the Taiwan armed forces to expand their role and mission in order to improve military effectiveness in contingencies other than war.

English language foreword by DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen

Report Announcement

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 8 – Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

 


 

On October 6, 2014, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) think tank New Frontier Foundation released its seventh “blue paper” covering the DPP’s national defense agenda.

Titled “Bolstering Taiwan’s Core Defense Industries,” the paper calls for reviving the domestic defense industry, with the goal of elevating Taiwan’s capacity to produce its own defensive equipment and weaponry.

English language foreword by DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen

Report Announcement

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 7 – Bolstering Taiwan’s Core Defense Industries

 


 

On August 22, 2014, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) think tank New Frontier Foundation released its sixth “blue paper” covering the DPP’s national defense agenda.

Titled “New Generation of Soldiers,” the paper calls for initiating reform of internal military affairs with personnel considerations as a core value, and strengthening the connection between the military and society.

English language foreword by DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen

Report Announcement

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 6 – New Generation of Soldiers

 


 

On March 3, 2014, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) think tank New Frontier Foundation released its fifth “blue paper” covering the DPP’s national defense agenda.

In announcing the report, DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang firmly stressed the need for Taiwan to pursue stronger defense capabilities. He stated that the DPP will take full responsibility of becoming the catalyst for strengthening national defenses by encouraging indigenous defense production, especially for submarine capabilities. He also stated that Taiwan must “promptly adjust its national defense strategy, military strategy, and operational concepts” to meet growing Chinese military threats and “establish Taiwan’s self-defense capability.”

The report itself stated that Taiwan should focus on fostering private investment in indigenous R&D, next-generation weapons, and cyber warfare.

Both the Chinese and English versions have been compiled into one document (the English translation begins on page 37).

Report Announcement

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 5 – China’s Military Threats against Taiwan in 2025

 


 

On June 6, 2013 the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) think tank New Frontier Foundation released four “blue papers” covering the DPP’s national defense agenda. (Press Conference, Report Announcement)

The first report covers the overall strategy and philosophy behind the DPP’s national defense policy. The second report covers recommendations on transforming the quasi-governmental Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST), and on strengthening the nation’s military-industrial and research capabilities. The third report covers recommendations for Taiwan’s National Security Council (NSC), while the fourth outlines the DPP’s plans to strengthen military cooperation between Taiwan and the United States.

The first paper has been completely translated into English, but in the remaining reports only the forewords have been translated.

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 1 – DPP’s  Defense  Agenda

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 2 – Transforming  the  CSIST: Strengthening Indigenous Defense Research and Development

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 3 – An Accountable National Security Council

DPP Defense Policy Blue Paper 4 – New Chapter for Taiwan‐U.S. Defense Partnership

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2015 – 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. 2015 – Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (PDF)

One major section (beginning on page 56) is called Force Modernization for a Taiwan Contingency.

 

Security in the Taiwan Strait is largely a function of dynamic interactions between and among mainland China, Taiwan, and the United States. China’s strategy toward Taiwan has been influenced by what it sees as positive developments in Taiwan’s political situation and approach to engagement with China. However, China’s overall strategy continues to incorporate elements of persuasion and coercion to deter or repress the development of political attitudes in Taiwan favoring independence.

China and Taiwan have made progress in expanding cross-Strait trade/economic links and people-to-people contacts. Alongside positive public statements about the Taiwan Strait situation from top leaders in China following the re-election of President Ma Ying-jeou in 2012, there have been no signs that China’s military posture opposite Taiwan has changed significantly.

The PLA has developed and deployed military capabilities to coerce Taiwan or to attempt an invasion, if necessary. These improvements pose major challenges to Taiwan’s security, which has been based historically upon the PLA’s inability to project power across the 100 nm Taiwan Strait, natural geographic advantages of island defense, Taiwan’s armed forces’ technological superiority, and the possibility of U.S. intervention.

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