213. Information Memorandum From the Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs (Burt) to Secretary of State Haig 1

SUBJECT

  • UK Requests for Military Support

I approved on May 3 the British request for the expedited sale of the following US military equipment:

One Phalanx weapons system,2 with support, spares and ammunition: $15.8 million (no Congressional notification required as MDE portion of sale is $9.4 million).

Delivery will take place by May 10.

  1. Source: Department of State, Executive Secretariat, S/S Special Handling Restrictions Memos 1979–1983, Lot 96D262, ES Sensitive May 1–5 1982. Secret; Sensitive. Drafted by J.M. Gibney (PM/SAS); cleared by Ogden and Brown.
  2. Burt drew an asterisk after this word, which corresponds to the following handwritten note at the bottom of the memorandum: “Larry: This is a shipborne, rapid-firing gun for air defense. RB.”