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U.S. Department of Defense Contract Announcements – Taiwan

DoD Contract Announcements Mentioning Taiwan – 2017

December 1, 2017

CORRECTION: The announcement of an $8,140,430 modification (P00091) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-13-C-0129 awarded to Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tuscon, Arizona, did not include the foreign military sales country names. They are France, Qatar, Taiwan, Turkey, Lithuania and Jordan. All other information in the announcement was correct.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1386074/

November 30, 2017

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tuscon, Arizona,* was awarded an $8,140,430 modification (P00091) to contract W31P4Q-13-C-0129 to procure battery coolant unit, tripods, Anarin hybrid regulators, Lockheed Martin non-recurring engineering, sustaining test equipment, and the Javelin vehicle launcher-electronics. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $ 8,140,430 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. [See correction on December 1, 2017]

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1384615/

November 16, 2017

Raytheon Co., Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $10,158,872 modification (P00006) to domestic and foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Spain, Germany and Qatar) contract W31P4Q-17-C-0073 for engineering services for the phased array tracking radar to intercept on target weapon system supporting U.S. and foreign military sales customers. Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts; Burlington, Massachusetts; Huntsville, Alabama; and Tewksbury, Massachusetts; with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2018 other; research, development, test and evaluation; and operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the combined amount of $10,158,872 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/1374724/

November 15, 2017

Iron Mountain Solutions,* Madison, Alabama, has been awarded a $7,018,280 modification (000011) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Mexico, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Sweden, Egypt, Slovakia, Tunisia, and Brazil) contract W31P4Q-17-A-0001 for technical support for the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Madison, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2018. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $7,018,280 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/1373388/

November 1, 2017

Capco LLC,* Grand Junction, Colorado, has been awarded a $34,262,050 fired-price-with-economic-price-adjustment foreign military sales (Afghanistan, Canada, Iraq, Malaysia, Morocco, and Taiwan) contract for BSU-33 bomb fin assemblies. Bids were solicited via the Internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-17-D-0093).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1360336/

October 3, 2017

American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia (W91247-17-D-0008); GovSource Inc.,* Reston, Virginia (W91247-17-D-0009); Chochise MTS Inc.,* Valrico, Florida (W91247-17-D-0010); Downrange Operations and Training,* Ridgeland, Mississippi (W91247-17-D-0011); and General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia (W91247-17-D-0012), will share in a $249,000,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Qatar, Taiwan and Tunisia) contract to provide the Security Assistance Training Management Organization with education and training services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 18 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 21, 2022. U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Sept. 29, 2017)

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1333296

September 28, 2017

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $28,474,727 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Taiwan) contract for modernized target acquisition designation sight, pilot night vision sensors post-production support services. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2022. Fiscal 2010 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $8,862,607 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-17-C-0061).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1328736/

September 27, 2017

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $32,332,259 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide for technical support services for the Joint Standoff Weapon in support of the Navy and governments of Australia, Finland, Greece, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey and Qatar under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (64 percent); Sydney, Australia (9 percent); Poznan, Poland (6 percent); Jyaskyla, Finland (5 percent);Doha, Qatar (5 percent); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (5 percent); Hualien Air Force Base, Taiwan (4 percent); Andravidas, Greece (1 percent); and Eskisehir, Turkey (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2022. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-17-D-0101).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1327363

September 13, 2017

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Ltd., Wakefield, Massachusetts, has been awarded an $8,159,916 modification (30) to award option year two on previously awarded contract for professional acquisition support services. Contractor will provide program management, financial management, administrative and other related support utilizing established government, contractor, and industry practices for the foreign military sales division. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for an additional year of services being provided under the basic contract. This contract involves foreign military sales to Australia, United Arab Emirates, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Qatar, Turkey, United Kingdom, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, South Korea, Morocco, Oman, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, France, India, Norway, Belgium, Japan, Denmark, Netherlands, and Portugal. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 17, 2018. Fiscal 2017 other procurement funds in the amount of $603,614; and Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,810,857 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8721-13-D-0002-0005).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1307800/

September 11, 2017

Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded an $8,672,257 requirements contract for engineering and technical services for F-15/F-16 aircraft engines. Engineering and technical services will be provided by the original manufacturer to elevate the technical expertise of maintainers. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; Toledo, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana; and in seven countries, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Taiwan, South Korea, and Indonesia. Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 15, 2019. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance; and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $4,327,851 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8604-17-D-8005).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1306329/

September 6, 2017

L3 Technologies Inc., Link Simulation Training, Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $10,558,758 modification (P00004) to previously awarded contract for F-16 A/B Block 20 Mission Training Center. The contract modification provides for final software development. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 1, 2020. This award is the result of a directed sole-source acquisition and involves foreign military sales to Taiwan. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $10,558,758 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8621-16-C-6378).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1301012/

August 31, 2017

Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $21,098,062 cost-plus-fixed-fee U.S. and foreign military sales (South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan) contract for the purchase of PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 contractor field support services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Killeen, Texas; Lawton, Oklahoma; Fayetteville, North Carolina; South Korea; Germany; Kuwait; Qatar; Taiwan; and Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $21,098,062 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-17-C-0173).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1297072/

August 28 2017

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas has been awarded a $47,819,931 requirements contract for engineering and technical services in support of the F-16 aircraft requirements. Contractor engineering and technical services will be provided to elevate the technical expertise of system maintainers. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Toledo, Ohio; Tucson, Arizona; McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina; and in 12 countries, Bahrain, Pakistan, Chile, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco, Taiwan, Oman, Egypt, Iraq, Thailand, and Indonesia. Work is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 foreign military sales; operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $18,214,506 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8604-17-D-8002).

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1292624/

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 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), 2018

Update, November 30, 2017

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

SEC. 1259. Strengthening the Defense Partnership between the United States and Taiwan.

(a) STATEMENT OF POLICY. — It is the policy of the United States to reinforce its commitments to Taiwan under the Taiwan Relations Act and consistent with the “Six Assurances” as both governments work to improve Taiwan’s self-defense capability.

(b) SENSE OF CONGRESS. —It is the sense of Congress that the United States should—
(1) strengthen and enhance its longstanding partnership and cooperation with Taiwan;
(2) conduct regular transfers of defense articles and defense services necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability, based solely on the needs of Taiwan;
(3) invite the military forces of Taiwan to participate in military exercises, such as the “Red Flag” exercises;
(4) carry out a program of exchanges of senior military officers and senior officials with Taiwan to improve military-to- military relations, as expressed in section 1284 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328; 130 Stat. 2544);
(5) support expanded exchanges focused on practical training for Taiwan personnel by and with United States military units, including exchanges among services;
(6) conduct bilateral naval exercises, to include pre-sail conferences, in the western Pacific Ocean with the Taiwan navy; and
(7) consider the advisability and feasibility of reestablishing port of call exchanges between the United States navy and the Taiwan navy.

SEC. 1259A. Normalizing the Transfer of Defense Articles and Defense Services to Taiwan

(a) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of Congress that any requests from the Government of Taiwan for defense articles and defense services should receive a case-by-case review by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, that is consistent with the standard processes and procedures in an effort to normalize the arms sales process with Taiwan.

(b) REPORT. —
(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 120 days after the date on which the Secretary of Defense receives a Letter of Request from Taiwan with respect to the transfer of a defense article or defense service to Taiwan, the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes—
(A) the status of such request;
(B) if the transfer of such article or service would require a certification or report to Congress pursuant to any applicable provision of section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776), the status of any Letter of Offer and Acceptance the Secretary of Defense intends to issue with respect to such request; and
(C) an assessment of whether the transfer of such article or service would be consistent with United States obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96–8; 22 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.).
(2) ELEMENTS.—Each report required under paragraph (1) shall specify the following:
(A) The date the Secretary of Defense received the Letter of Request.
(B) The value of the sale proposed by such Letter of Request.
(C) A description of the defense article or defense service proposed to be transferred.
(D) The view of the Secretary of Defense with respect to such proposed sale and whether such sale would be consistent with United States defense initiatives with Taiwan.
(3) FORM.—Each report required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified annex.

(c) BRIEFING.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 180 days thereafter, the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, shall provide a briefing to the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the security challenges faced by Taiwan and the military cooperation between the United States and Taiwan, including a description of any requests from Taiwan for the transfer of defense articles or defense services and the status, whether signed or unsigned, of any Letters of Offer and Acceptance with respect to such requests.

(d) DEFINITIONS. —In this section:
(1) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES. —The term “appropriate congressional committees” means—
(A) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives; and
(B) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.
(2) DEFENSE ARTICLE; DEFENSE SERVICE. —The terms “defense article” and “defense service” have the meanings given such terms in section 47 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2794).
(3) LETTER OF REQUEST; LETTER OF OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE. —The terms “Letter of Request” and “Letter of Offer and Acceptance” have the meanings given such terms for purposes of Chapter 5 of the Security Assistance Management Manual of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

Update, November 9, 2017

On this date, the conference report, reconciling the House and Senate versions of the bill, was filed.
The conference report was agreed to in the House on November 13, 2017 and in the Senate on November 16, 2017.

The conference report notes:

Strengthening the defense partnership between the United States and Taiwan (sec. 1259).
The House bill contained two provisions (secs. 1268 and 1270E) that would, respectively, express a sense of Congress to strengthen the defense of Taiwan and direct the Department to submit a report on the feasibility and advisability of naval port calls with Taiwan. The sense of Congress would encourage the Department to continue the transfer of defense articles and services, expand training and exercises with Taiwan, support practical military personnel training and exchanges between services, encourage Taiwan’s continued investment in asymmetric self-defense capabilities and support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training.

The Senate amendment contained five similar provisions (secs. 1270, 1270A, 1270B, 1270C, and 1270D) that would respectively: express a sense of Congress encouraging strengthened bilateral relations between the United States and Taiwan through increased regular defense articles and defense services transfers, air defense training capability building, and multilateral exercises; reestablish naval port call exchanges between the U.S. and Taiwan at appropriate locations; direct the Department of Defense to enhance the undersea warfare capabilities of Taiwan; direct the Department to invite Taiwan’s military forces to participate in joint military exercises, particularly the annual ‘Red Flag’ aerial combat training military exercise; and direct the Department to submit a report on military exchanges between senior officers and officials of the United States and Taiwan, pursuant to section 1284 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328).

The House recedes with an amendment that would combine all seven provisions into one. The new provision would make a statement of policy regarding the commitment of the United States to Taiwan and express a Sense of Congress on steps that should be taken to strengthen the defense relationship between the two countries.

Normalizing the transfer of defense articles and defense services to Taiwan (sec. 1259A).
The House bill contained a provision (sec. 1270G) that would require the Secretary of Defense, not later than 120 days after the date on which the Secretary receives a Letter of Request from Taiwan with respect to the transfer of a defense article or defense service to Taiwan, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report with details of the request. The provision would also direct that, not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 180 days thereafter, the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of State, shall provide a briefing to the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the security challenges faced by Taiwan and the military cooperation between the United States and Taiwan, including a description of any requests from Taiwan for the transfer of defense articles or defense services and the status, whether signed or unsigned, of any Letters of Offer and Acceptance with respect to such requests. The Senate amendment contained no similar provision. The Senate recedes with a technical, clarifying amendment.

Update, September 18, 2017

On this date, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 by Yea-Nay Vote of 89 – 8. Sections 1268 and 1270E were not changed from the House version. However, Section 1270G – normalizing the transfer of Defense Articles and Defense Services to Taiwan – is not included in the Senate version.

The bill now awaits reconciliation and final signature.

Update, July 14, 2017

The NDAA, as H.R.2810, was introduced in the House on June 7, 2017. On July 14, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018. Several Taiwan-related initiatives were included.

Section 1268 deals with a sense of Congress on strengthening Taiwan defense:

It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96–8; 22 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.) codified the basis for commercial, cultural, and other relations between the United States and Taiwan, and the Six Assurances are an important aspect in guiding bilateral relations;

(2) Section 3(a) of that 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’’;

(3) the United States, in accordance with such section, should make available and provide timely review of requests for defense articles and defense services that may be necessary for Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability;

(4) Taiwan should significantly increase its defense budget to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability;

(5) the United States should support expanded exchanges focused on practical training for Taiwan personnel by and with United States military units, including exchanges between services, to empower senior military officers to identify and develop asymmetric and innovative capabilities that strengthen Taiwan’s ability to deter aggression;

(6) the United States should seek opportunities for expanded training and exercises with Taiwan;

(7) the United States should encourage Taiwan’s continued investments in asymmetric self-defense capabilities that are mobile, survivable against threatening forces, and able to take full advantage of Taiwan’s geography; and

(8) the United States should continue to—
     (A) support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercises that increase Taiwan’s resiliency and ability to respond to and recover from natural disasters; and
     (B) recognize Taiwan’s already valuable military contributions to such efforts.

Section 1270E deals with a report on Naval Port of Call Exchanges between the United States and Taiwan:

(a) Report Required.–Not later than September 1, 2018, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the following:
     (1) An assessment of the feasibility and advisability regarding ports of call by the United States Navy at ports on the island of Taiwan.
     (2) An assessment of the feasibility and advisability of the United States to receiving ports of call by the Republic of China navy in Hawaii, Guam, and other appropriate locations.

(b) Form.–The report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(c) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.–In this section, the term “appropriate committees of Congress” means–
     (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
     (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.

 

Section 1270G deals with a sense of Congress on normalizing the transfer of defense articles and defense services to Taiwan:

(a) Sense of Congress.–It is the sense of Congress that any requests from the Government of Taiwan for defense articles and defense services should receive a case-by-case review by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, that is consistent with the standard processes and procedures in an effort to normalize the arms sales process with Taiwan.

(b) Report.–
     (1) In general.–Not later than 120 days after the date on which the Secretary of Defense receives a Letter of Request from Taiwan with respect to the transfer of a defense article or defense service to Taiwan, the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes–
          (A) the status of such request;
          (B) if the transfer of such article or service would require a certification or report to Congress pursuant to any applicable provision of section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776), the status of any Letter of Offer and Acceptance the Secretary of Defense intends to issue with respect to such request; and
          (C) an assessment of whether the transfer of such article or service would be consistent with United States obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8; 22 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.).
     (2) Elements.–Each report required under paragraph (1) shall specify the following:
          (A) The date the Secretary of Defense received the Letter of Request.
          (B) The value of the sale proposed by such Letter of Request.
          (C) A description of the defense article or defense service proposed to be transferred.
          (D) The view of the Secretary of Defense with respect to such proposed sale and whether such sale would be consistent with defense plans.
     (3) Form.–Each report required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified annex.

(c) Briefing.–Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 180 days thereafter, the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, shall provide a briefing to the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the security challenges faced by Taiwan and the military cooperation between the United States and Taiwan, including a description of any requests from Taiwan for the transfer of defense articles or defense services and the status, whether signed or unsigned, of any Letters of Offer and Acceptance with respect to such requests.

(d) Definitions.–In this section:
     (1) Appropriate congressional committees.–The term “appropriate congressional committees” means–
          (A) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives; and
          (B) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.
     (2) Defense article; defense service.–The terms “defense article” and “defense service” have the meanings given such terms in section 47 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2794).
     (3) Letter of request; letter of offer and acceptance.–The terms “Letter of Request” and “Letter of Offer and Acceptance” have the meanings given such terms for purposes of Chapter 5 of the Security Assistance Management Manual of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

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

US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2017

US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2017

Event: US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2017

October 15-17, 2017
Princeton, New Jersey

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

This year, the conference will open with a policy discussion on the Trump Administration’s current and future policies in Northeast Asia from a variety of regional perspectives, and will examine its potential impact on Taiwan defense affairs in the short, medium, and long term. We will then discuss the threat and response options for Taiwan, and how the island could exploit its adversary’s weaknesses in both traditional and emerging domains – covering air, land, and sea, as well as cyber and space. The final two sessions will extrapolate on those responses, and will examine their potential implications on developing business opportunities for the defense and security industries in both Taiwan and the United States.

The first conference in this series was the St. Petersburg, Florida event where former Taiwan Minister of National Defense Tang Yiau-ming gave the keynote address in March of 2002. The second conference in the series was held in February 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, the third in October 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona, the fourth in September 2005 in San Diego, California, the fifth in September 2006 in Denver, Colorado, and the sixth in September 2007 in Annapolis, Maryland. Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chen Chao-min gave the keynote address at the seventh conference in the series, held in September 2008 on Amelia Island, Florida. The eighth conference was held in September 2009 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the ninth in October 2010 in Cambridge, Maryland, and the tenth in September 2011 in Richmond, Virginia. The eleventh conference was held in September 2012 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the twelfth in September 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland. The thirteenth conference in October 2014, the fourteenth in October 2015, and the fifteenth in October 2016 all took place in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Keynote Addresses & Conference Program
Keynote speakers will include senior representatives from Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense and from the U.S. government.

Conference sessions at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference feature a moderator and several speakers on the panel, and some sessions may include additional commentators. Each speaker gives a short presentation on the session topic from his or her own viewpoint and expertise. Those presentations are then followed by a moderator-led discussion among the panelists, as well as a moderator-driven question and answer period with the attendees. This format offers the maximum amount of time for exchanges among the panelists, as well as between the panel and the audience, allowing the sessions to become a forum for substantial and valuable interaction and discussion.

Registration is now open at the 2017 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference website.

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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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Proposed Taiwan Initiatives in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), 2016

Update: November 16, 2015

The original version of the NDAA 2016 bill vas vetoed by the president in October of 2015. On November 10, 2015, the Senate passed the “Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 1356” – sending a new version of the bill (which the House had already passed on November 5, 2015) to the President for signature.

In that House version of the bill, Taiwan is listed as a potential recipient of funds to participate in the new South China Sea Initiative (page 883).

However, during its deliberations on November 5, the House removed all the other Taiwan amendments from both the House and Senate versions of the original bill. During this process, the House also made a statement regarding its views on Taiwan, which was entered into the congressional record. The text of the relevant sections:

 

The House bill contained a provision (sec. 1257) requiring the Secretary of Defense to invite the military forces of Taiwan to participate in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise if the Secretary has invited the military forces of the People’s Republic of China to participate in such maritime exercise.
The Senate amendment contained no similar provision.
The House recedes.
We note the matters addressed in the House provision are addressed elsewhere in the agreement.

 

The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 1263) that would express the sense of the Senate on Taiwan’s asymmetric military capabilities and bilateral training activities.
The House bill did not contain a similar provision.
The Senate recedes.

 

The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 1264) that would encourage the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program of exchanges of senior military officers and senior officials between the United States and Taiwan to improve military to military relations between the United States and Taiwan. The House bill contained a provision (sec. 1257) that would require the Secretary of Defense to invite the military forces of Taiwan to participate in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise if the Secretary has invited the military forces of the People’s Republic of China. The Senate amendment also contained a provision (sec. 1263) that would express the sense of the Senate on Taiwan’s asymmetric military capabilities and bilateral training activities.

We believe that the United States, in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8), should continue to make available to Taiwan such defense articles and services as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense. The United States should continue to support the efforts of Taiwan to integrate innovative and asymmetric capabilities to balance the growing military capabilities of the People’s Republic of China, including fast-attack craft, coastal-defense cruise missiles, rapid-runway repair systems, offensive mines, and submarines optimized for defense of the Taiwan straits. With regards to training, we believe the military forces of Taiwan should be permitted to participate in bilateral training activities hosted by the United States that increase credible deterrent capabilities of Taiwan, particularly those that emphasize the defense of Taiwan Island from missile attack, maritime blockade, and amphibious invasion by the People’s Republic of China. Toward this end, we believe that Taiwan should be encouraged to participate in exercises that include realistic air-to-air combat training, including the exercise conducted at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, commonly referred to as “Red Flag.”

We recommend that the Secretary of Defense carry out a program of exchanges of military officers between the United States and Taiwan designed to improve military-to-military relations between the United States and Taiwan. The officer exchanges should include field-grade officers, particularly officers with combat and specialized experience, and general officers, who can provide support to Taiwan to develop and improve its joint warfighting capabilities.

We also note that section 1259A of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 113-291) includes the recommendation on inviting Taiwan to the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief portions of multilateral exercises.

 

The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 1264) authorizing the Department of Defense to conduct exchanges between senior military officers and senior officials focused on a variety of subjects between the United States and Taiwan designed to improve military-to-military relations between those two countries.
The House bill contained no similar provision.
The Senate recedes.
We note the matters addressed in the House provision are addressed elsewhere in the agreement.

 
Sources:
The November 5 reconciliations to the bill, along with the statement on Taiwan, start on page H8010 of the congressional record:
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2015/11/05/house-section/article/H7747-5

Text of the final House version, with which the Senate concurred on November 10:
http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20151102/s1356_sus_xml.pdf


 

On May 15, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, which provides funding for the U.S. military) for fiscal year 2016. An amendment (#69, included as Section 1257) to the House NDAA bill (H.R. 1735) expressed support for Taiwan participation in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) – a large international naval exercise, held every two years off the coast of Hawaii – if China is also invited to participate.

 

Section 1257 of H.R. 1735

SEC. 1257. REQUIREMENT TO INVITE THE MILITARY FORCES OF TAIWAN TO PARTICIPATE IN RIMPAC EXERCISES.

(a) In General.–The Secretary of Defense shall invite the military forces of Taiwan to participate in any maritime exercise known as the Rim of the Pacific Exercise if the Secretary has invited the military forces of the People’s Republic of China to participate in such maritime exercise.
(b) Effective Date.–This section takes effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and applies with respect to any maritime exercise described in subsection (a) that begins on or after such date of enactment.

Source: Congress.gov

 


 

Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate is deliberating its version of the NDAA, which as of May 26, 2015 includes two Taiwan-related initiatives. One is language that would give the Pentagon authority to train and equip “a variety of South China Sea states” for maritime security, and to provide funding to do so. Taiwan is one of several singled out for participation.

In addition, one section of the S. 1376 bill expresses the Senate’s support for “Taiwan Asymmetric Military Capabilities and Bilateral Training Activities

 

Section 1263 of S. 1376

SEC. 1263. SENSE OF SENATE ON TAIWAN ASYMMETRIC MILITARY CAPABILITIES AND BILATERAL TRAINING ACTIVITIES.

It is the sense of the Senate that—

(1) the United States, in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96–8), should continue to make available to Taiwan such defense articles and services as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense;

(2) the United States should continue to support the efforts of Taiwan to integrate innovative and asymmetric measures to balance the growing military capabilities of the People’s Republic of China, including fast-attack craft, coastal-defense cruise missiles, rapid-runway repair systems, offensive mines, and submarines optimized for defense of the Taiwan straits;

(3) the military forces of Taiwan should be permitted to participate in bilateral training activities hosted by the United States that increase credible deterrent capabilities of Taiwan, particularly those that emphasize the defense of Taiwan Island from missile attack, maritime blockade, and amphibious invasion by the People’s Republic of China;

(4) toward that goal, Taiwan should be encouraged to participate in exercises that include realistic air-to-air combat training, including the exercise conducted at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, commonly referred to as “Red Flag”; and

(5) Taiwan should also be encouraged to participate in advanced bilateral training for its ground forces, Apache attack helicopters, and P–3C surveillance aircraft in island-defense scenarios.

Source: Congress.gov

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