The State Department said the weapons would help Taiwan “face current and future threats.”
The State Department said it agreed to sell 135 AGM-84H SLAM-ER missiles – precision, air-launched cruise missiles, and related equipment.
The sale of six containers with MS-110 reconnaissance equipment and eleven M142 mobile light missile launchers was also approved.
With this in mind, the cost of three packages of weapons will be $ 1.8 billion.
The SLAM-ER missiles will help Taiwan “counter current and future threats as they provide capabilities for all-weather, day and night, high-precision attacks against moving and stationary targets” on land or the ocean surface, the statement said.