Skip to main content

US government officially notifies Taiwan of latest arms sale

  • Date:2022-04-06
  • Data Source:Department of North American Affairs

April 6, 2022

No. 074


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has been officially notified by the United States government that the US will make a US$95 million sale of Patriot contractor technical assistance to Taiwan. MOFA warmly welcomes this decision and thanks the US government for continuing to fulfill security commitments to Taiwan under the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances.


This is the third arms sale made by the Biden administration and the second announcement of arms sales this year, which demonstrates the US government’s high regard for Taiwan’s national defense requirements. It continues a policy of recent years of normalizing arms sales to Taiwan, assisting Taiwan in making timely acquisitions of essential defense equipment and effectively upgrading its deterrence capabilities.


In the face of China’s continuing military expansion and provocative actions, Taiwan must show its strong determination to defend itself. To safeguard national security, the government will continue to strengthen Taiwan’s self-defense and asymmetrical capabilities. It will also strive to further deepen the close Taiwan-US security partnership and thus contribute to long-term peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region. (E)