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US approved $ 620 million rocket upgrade for Taiwan

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The United States Department of State authorized the delivery to Taiwan of the equipment needed to upgrade the Patriot PAC-3 ground-to-air missile systems. The total amount of the contract is 620 million dollars.


This was reported yesterday at the US Department of Defense.

The Pentagon says the following:

The proposed sale serves US national and economic interests as well as security interests, as it contributes to the recipient's ongoing efforts to modernize his armed forces and maintain reliable defense capabilities.

The main reason for the supply from the point of view of the US administration is the growing threats to Taiwan from the People's Republic of China. Although the United States, like most countries in the world, does not have official diplomatic relations with Taipei, they legally provide the “democratic island” with means for self-defense.

The US State Department officially notified Congress of the decision. Now the senators have 30 days to discuss the terms of the contract and the possible blocking of the transaction if they consider it unacceptable.

Official Beijing is expected to respond.
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  1. sav
    sav 10 July 2020 12: 33 New
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    Against China, they would have approved a large amount.
    And the reaction of China is predictable.
    1. Lebed
      Lebed 10 July 2020 14: 20 New
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      Quote: sav
      China's reaction is predictable

      Of course - that’s all.
      The Chinese would need in response to some sort of Nicaragua / Honduras to take under protection.
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 10 July 2020 13: 29 New
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    The proposed sale serves US national and economic interests,

    You can’t say better! What rights and freedoms are there, guarantees for the security of Taiwan's civilian population, business, US national interests - this is the main goal!
    1. Vestovoi
      Vestovoi 10 July 2020 14: 58 New
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      Quote: APASUS
      You can’t say better! What rights and freedoms are there, guarantees for the security of Taiwan's civilian population, business, US national interests - this is the main goal!

      To anger China and rob, that’s the task .. hi The same thing with other countries of the world ..
  3. Kerensky
    Kerensky 10 July 2020 14: 20 New
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    Hm! And what is included in this equipment?
  4. Koval Sergey
    Koval Sergey 16 July 2020 19: 11 New
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    No wonder the Chinese threaten sanctions.