The State Department recently approved a potential $120 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of ship spare parts and related equipment to Taiwan.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the sale on June 8.

This sale specifically includes unclassified spare and repair parts for ships and ship systems; logistical technical assistance; U.S. Government and contractor representative technical and logistical support; and other related elements of logistical and program support. 

The equipment will be sourced from approved U.S. Navy vendors or Navy stock, with no prime contractor involved.

DSCA said this sale will help Taiwan sustain its surface vessel fleet, enhancing its ability to meet current and future threats.

“The proposed sale will contribute to the recipient’s goal of maintaining its military capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies,” the agency said in a statement.

DSCA also noted the sale serves U.S. interests by supporting Taiwan’s continuing efforts to maintain a “credible defensive capability.”

The sale officially goes through the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO), the Taiwan equivalent of an embassy.