The Pentagon has notified the US Congress that it plans a new
arms sale to Taiwan which includes over 400 missiles with the total
value of US$421 million.
According to a press release issued by the Pentagon's Defense
Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on Thursday, the arms sale
package will include 218 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range
Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs), 235 Maverick missiles, as well as
related support, maintenance, training and logistics service.
The agency said the planned sale will "augment and complement
the recipient's F-16 fleet."
The prime contractor in this deal will be Raytheon Missile
Systems Corporation, it said.
According to US law, the DSCA must notify the Congress about the
arms sale and the Congress will decide whether to approve it within
The Chinese government firmly opposes US arms sale to
(Xinhua News Agency March 2, 2007)