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USA to supply Taiwan with SeaGuardian multifunctional UAVs

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USA to supply Taiwan with SeaGuardian multifunctional UAVs

The United States intends to supply Taiwan with several SeaGuardian long-range reconnaissance and strike medium-range drone. We can talk about four or more UAVs.


It is reported that the US State Department has already approved the delivery of drones to Taiwan, and the parties are currently negotiating weapons for these drones. The delivery time for the drones and the amount of the agreement were not disclosed. The Ministry of Defense of Taiwan plans to use the received UAVs to monitor the sea area and warships of the PLA Navy.

The MQ-9B SeaGuardian UAV is a marine version of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone, aka the Predator multipurpose unmanned system. The MQ-9B medium-altitude drone was developed on the basis of the MQ-9 Reaper striker, its first flight took place at the end of 2016. The device is capable of flying at speeds up to 388 kilometers per hour and at an altitude of up to 14 thousand meters. The flight duration is up to 48 hours for a distance of over 11 thousand km. The UAVs in service with the Taiwan Air Force have a range of about 200 km.

Recall that Taiwan has its own government and considers itself an independent state. In turn, China considers Taiwan one of the provinces of the PRC and is categorically opposed to the supply of weapons to Taipei. Despite this, Washington continues to supply weapons Taiwan, while remaining the main supplier of weapons for its army.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 11: 45 New
    -6
    USA to supply Taiwan with SeaGuardian multifunctional UAVs
    Beautiful, powerful, but by and large useless for Taiwan. request His fate is decided. request
    1. Lannan Shi
      Lannan Shi 7 August 2020 12: 41 New
      +5
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Beautiful, powerful, but by and large useless for Taiwan. His fate is decided.

      Is not a fact. Far from being a fact. China has claims to all its neighbors. In different sizes, but for all. And most importantly, having satisfied the old claims, he very quickly puts forward new ones. And with a 99 percent probability, a very solid anti-Chinese coalition is just around the corner. For the question of survival is stupid for the neighbors of a peaceful and non-aggressive China. And again, with a very high probability, Taiwan will live up to the creation of such a coalition.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 August 2020 11: 48 New
    -1
    The US State Department has already approved the delivery of UAVs to Taiwan
    I still would not approve when it contributes to the tension in relations with China. Kohl have chosen their next enemy will hammer in all directions. This country (USA) will be destroyed not only by corruption (according to O. Henry), but also by the State Department.
  3. vl4disav.imir
    vl4disav.imir 7 August 2020 11: 53 New
    +3
    Good machines
  4. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 7 August 2020 12: 03 New
    -5
    Fuck! PLA nervously smokes
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 7 August 2020 12: 16 New
    -2
    So the striped comrade Xi is angry ...
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 7 August 2020 12: 19 New
    0
    Nothing has changed under the Moon for 200 years. To push one nation under the theme of democracy and freedom has become commonplace! Earlier this was the sin of England, and now the United States.
    Peacekeepers Mlyn!
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 August 2020 12: 31 New
      +2
      Maybe China and Taiwan will unite peacefully
      like the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany (also one people). China is gradually moving
      to capitalism. The CCP is called communist only formally.
      In fact - the usual Ruling party.
      1. iConst
        iConst 7 August 2020 12: 59 New
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        China is gradually moving
        to capitalism.

        An interesting statement. And what happened before?
        This I mean that if you take the history of the development of the USSR, then suddenly it turns out that the economic model of the USSR was ... capitalism! More precisely, a variety like state capitalism. And it was a state corporation. smile

        This is written in any normal textbook on economics.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 7 August 2020 13: 07 New
          +1
          I agree with you. There was pure state capitalism in the USSR.
          And in China today already more than 55% percent
          industry is in private hands. In high-tech, this percentage
          much higher. The CCP wants to keep only
          energy - power plants and part of mining
          fossils (valuable strategic resources like rare metals).
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 7 August 2020 13: 08 New
        -1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Maybe China and Taiwan will unite peacefully
        like the GDR and the FRG (also - one people)

        Until the Americans are satisfied with this, it is most likely not. And China is ready and see what concessions have been made. Taiwan is a self-sufficient country and the only requirement for the Chinese was the recognition of integrity. China did not insist on the unification of currencies, taxes, army, police
      3. 9PA
        9PA 7 August 2020 13: 39 New
        0
        Why America?
      4. Avior
        Avior 7 August 2020 16: 43 New
        +2
        I think the story with Hong Kong, this moment was greatly postponed in time. The GDR and the FRG were different - the FRG was richer, the Germans were interested in the GDR.
        And in the situation with China, the situation is different, with all the achievements of modern mainland China
  7. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 7 August 2020 12: 44 New
    +4
    The Taiwanese authorities do not consider Taiwan to be a separate state, they consider themselves the legitimate authority of all of China, and the PRC considers the territory temporarily occupied by the CCP. Although there are parties and politicians who support the proclamation of Taiwan's independence.
    1. Avior
      Avior 7 August 2020 16: 47 New
      +2
      Moreover, until 1971, it was Taiwan that entered the UN Security Council as China as a permanent member of the Security Council.
  8. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 7 August 2020 12: 50 New
    -2
    MQ-9 and others like it are so outdated that you can start selling to everyone. In the United States, they are not satisfied with their share in the UAV market, they will increase sales.
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 August 2020 14: 09 New
    -2
    The PLA has an unmanned target, no pilot, how much will the Chinese sailors have the patience to endure this Taiwanese UAV astern.
  10. vl4disav.imir
    vl4disav.imir 7 August 2020 15: 32 New
    +2
    Quote: tralflot1832
    The PLA has an unmanned target, no pilot, how much will the Chinese sailors have the patience to endure this Taiwanese UAV astern.

    As much as the Taiwanese operators of this UAV will have enough patience not to sink any PLA naval target.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 7 August 2020 17: 34 New
      -2
      We look closely under the wing of this magical UAV. We see an anti -arable missile? And it really isn’t there. There are Helfiers and what is a little more powerful. What are they going to sink? For a Chinese destroyer, it's like an elephant. Prepare for school on your own land. !
  11. Avior
    Avior 7 August 2020 16: 48 New
    +2
    It will now be easier for Taiwanese to patrol the strait with mainland China.
  12. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
    Andrey Krasnoyarsky 8 August 2020 12: 14 New
    0
    Who is Taiwan going to fight with? Really with China?