|MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS||July 30, 1999|
|MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS||July 31, 1999|
The Department of Defense announced today the possible sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States of two E-2T Hawkeye 2000E aircraft, two AN/APS-145 radars, two T56-A-427 engines, two OE-335/A antenna groups, two Mission Computer Upgrade/Advanced Control Indicator Sets, two Passive Detection System upgrades of software laboratory, spare and repair parts, support equipment, supply support, publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and technical services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $400 million.
This proposed sale is consistent with United States law and policy, as expressed in Public Law 96-8.
The recipient needs these aircraft to augment its present operational inventory and its self-defense capability. The recipient's Air Force already has four E-2T aircraft in its inventory.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.
The prime contractor will be Northrop Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, N.Y. There are no offset agreements proposed connected with this sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government representatives in Taiwan. However, there will be two contractor representatives for two years for technical support following the delivery of the aircraft.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed.