ACCESSION NUMBER:219832 FILE ID:PO-202 DATE:03/17/92 TITLE:STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, TUESDAY, MARCH 17 (03/17/92) TEXT:*92031702.POL STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, TUESDAY, MARCH 17 (Israel/loan guarantees, Israel/inspection team, Baker/Arens) (570) NEWS BRIEFING -- Spokesman Margaret Tutwiler discussed the following topics: INSPECTION TEAM WILL FOCUS ON PATRIOT TECHNOLOGY Tutwiler said that a team of U.S. experts will leave this week for Israel to answer questions about U.S. laws governing the export and resale of U.S. technology and weapons. She said the team will focus on the Patriot 1nti-missile system that Israel obtained from the United States. The team will be in Israel for several days, she said, noting that it is not connected with the State Department's Office of the Inspector General which is looking at the departmental office that oversees the foreign sale of U.S. weapons and technology. The team will include department officials and technical experts from the Defense Department, she said. "Israel has agreed to a team of U.S. experts to travel to Israel to ensure that there are not any misunderstandings on technology transfer questions, including on the Patriot missile" she said. "We welcome this Israeli gesture." .