The State Department has approved a potential $180 million deal with Taiwan for the sale of 18 MK-48 Advanced Technology Heavy Weight Torpedoes.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Wednesday of the foreign military sale.
“The proposed sale will improve the recipient’s capability in current and future defensive efforts. The recipient will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen homeland defense. The recipient will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces,” DSCA officials wrote in a statement.
DSCA noted there is no prime contractor for the deal, and the torpedoes will be procured from existing U.S. Navy stocks.