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"The deal will not change the military balance in the region": the United States approved the delivery of a hundred coastal complexes with the Harpoon anti-ship missile system to Taiwan

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"The deal will not change the military balance in the region": the United States approved the delivery of a hundred coastal complexes with the Harpoon anti-ship missile system to Taiwan

Despite China's repeated warnings, the United States intends to stop supplying new weapons to Taiwan. According to the State Department, the United States plans to supply Taipei with about $ 2,37 billion in arms.


The US State Department has already notified the US Congress of its decision to supply Taiwan with 100 coastal defense systems, which include 400 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, as well as related equipment. With a high degree of probability, it can be argued that Congress will approve the supply of weapons to Taipei, since recently there have been no refusals from the senators.

The US administration called the new contract "consistent with the national interests and security of the United States," and also said that the supply of coastal complexes and the Harpoon anti-ship missile system "supports Taiwan's efforts to modernize its armed forces and maintain its defensive capabilities.

(...) the eventual sale would help improve Taiwan's security, as well as preserve political stability, military balance, economy and progress in the region. The deal will not change the basic military balance in the region

- declared in the State Department.

It is noted that this is the second major contract for the supply of arms to Taiwan, approved by the United States in October. On October 22, the State Department approved the delivery to Taipei of SLAM-ER air-launched cruise missiles, HIMARS MLRS installations and MS-110 reconnaissance sensors for aircraft.

On the eve of Beijing, the United States announced another protest over the supply of arms to Taiwan, warning about the imposition of sanctions against American companies involved in the supply. The restrictions include, in particular, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boeing Defense and Raytheon.
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  1. Asad
    Asad 27 October 2020 11: 53
    21
    Probably they'll shower me with pissing panties, I don't care, I'm in quarantine! I do not see the difference between the United States and China, everyone has their own strategies, and we do not fit in there, we have to go our own way! Do not be ill!!!
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 27 October 2020 11: 59
      11
      I don’t have such cowards. I have to put +.
      1. antiaircrafter
        antiaircrafter 27 October 2020 12: 44
        +5
        Quote: Pereira
        I have no cowards

        That's right!
        Hats should be thrown .... hats!
        1. Nikolaevich I
          Nikolaevich I 27 October 2020 14: 32
          +2
          Quote: antiaircrafter
          Hats should be thrown .... hats!

          And his slippers ... his slippers!
  2. Ka-52
    Ka-52 27 October 2020 11: 55
    +9
    It's just that any outcome is beneficial for the United States: if they sold weapons to Taiwan, that's good, they cut down the dough. China will be indignant and get into a fight in Taiwan - even better, you can play the usual role of an international gendarme.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 27 October 2020 21: 32
      -1
      Everything was done correctly. It is high time to put China in its place.
  3. And Makarov
    And Makarov 27 October 2020 11: 56
    20
    United States plans to supply Taipei with about $ 2,37 billion in arms

    The main "peacemaker" for world peace
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 27 October 2020 12: 26
      +2
      On the eve of Beijing, the United States announced another protest
      China is offended once again! recourse
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 27 October 2020 21: 40
        -1
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        China is offended once again!

        China should not offend, but should be omitted. How much better was the world when half of China went about drugged with opium.
        Something like that.
        Or like this.
  4. V1er
    V1er 27 October 2020 12: 01
    15
    If anyone is interested, otherwise there is not a single picture in the article.

  5. Maksim_ok
    Maksim_ok 27 October 2020 12: 04
    0
    We decided not to cheer up the Chinese communists too much and therefore decided to sell not the most modern missiles. resumed the already stopped production of SLAM-ER (probably thought that JASSM-ER would make the Chinese too angry) and Harpoons instead of NSM
    1. Charik
      Charik 28 October 2020 06: 22
      -1
      So the Harpoons are probably the latest mod, like the Slams
  6. Nasdaq
    Nasdaq 27 October 2020 12: 04
    -1
    Delaying the moment of Taiwan's connection with the PRC
    Sooner or later, but it will happen, whatever one may say.
    Britain returned Hong Kong, Macau was also returned, though I don't remember who. Taiwan remained from purely Chinese lands.

    After Taiwan, they will take up disputed territories with neighbors.
    1. Daniil Konovalenko
      Daniil Konovalenko 27 October 2020 12: 38
      +1
      Hong Kong, Macau were returned ... in the first case, the lease term expired ... And the Portuguese handed over Macao to China, after lengthy negotiations, although before the transfer Macau had significant autonomy ... With Taiwan it is more difficult ...
  7. V1er
    V1er 27 October 2020 12: 05
    +3

    AGM / RGM / UGM-84 "Harpoon" is an American anti-ship cruise missile.
    Available in options:
    Airborne Based - AGM-84
    ship (coastal) based - RGM-84
    for launching from submarines - UGM-84
    The coastal version of the Harpoon anti-ship missile system is deployed on four tractors. Two contain light container-type launchers, and the other two have spare containers with missiles and control devices. For transport and launchers, a wide variety of vehicles can be used, which simplifies the completion of the SCRC batteries.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 27 October 2020 12: 22
    0
    Then you can be very surprised why, for example, the wooden UAVs of the Houthis, so skillfully fly through the desert and accurately hit the target.
    Americans in opposition to China forget that China is not Ukraine
  9. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 27 October 2020 12: 33
    +3
    The United States plans to supply Taipei with about $ 2,37 billion in arms.
    That kind of money does not lie on the road. The United States spat on Chinese sanctions warnings. Moreover, warnings are not sanctions and will they be?
  10. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 27 October 2020 13: 30
    0
    On the eve of Beijing, the United States announced another protest over the supply of arms to Taiwan, warning about the imposition of sanctions against American companies involved in the supply. The restrictions include, in particular, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boeing Defense and Raytheon.

    The 114th Chinese Alert, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense and Raytheon don't care at all, just business for them. But, while China will wait for the corpse of his enemy to float along the river
    1. bobba94
      bobba94 27 October 2020 14: 40
      +2
      Who knows. Once upon a time the famous expression "The Last Chinese Warning" appeared in the USSR. Then American reconnaissance planes flew into the airspace of the PRC almost every day. Now it never even occurs to Americans to engage in such pranks, because it is fraught. Some time will pass and it is quite possible that Chinese sanctions against certain American companies will be perceived by these companies as very painful.
      1. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 27 October 2020 14: 44
        -1
        Quote: bobba94
        Chinese sanctions against individual American companies will be perceived by these companies as very painful

        The sooner it happens the better wink
  11. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 27 October 2020 13: 31
    0
    The most interesting thing is that the PRC and the CPC promise the Taiwan authorities, in the event of transferring to the PRC's jurisdiction, to preserve for Taiwan the right to its army and the purchase of weapons for it, to the political system, parliament, election of the head, as well as to its currency, membership in international financial and cultural - humanitarian structures, maintaining cultural and economic ties with other countries. Plus on your team at the Olympics.) At the same time, they promise to make such autonomy indefinite, that is, the level of autonomy is much higher compared to Hong Kong and Macau, which, being dependent on Great Britain and Portugal, naturally did not have their armies before joining the PRC. special services and official relations with foreign countries. Plus the autonomy of Hong Kong and Macau is limited in time.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 27 October 2020 21: 31
      0
      Quote: Sergej1972
      The most interesting thing is that the PRC and the CPC promise the Taiwan authorities, in the event of transferring to the PRC's jurisdiction, to preserve for Taiwan the right to its army and to purchase weapons for it, to the political system, parliament, election of the head, as well as to its currency, membership in international financial and cultural -Humanitarian structures, maintaining cultural and economic ties with other countries. Plus for your team at the Olympics.) At the same time, they promise to make such autonomy indefinite.

      Hong Kong was also promised a lot. Beijing is the master of its word, wants - gives, wants - takes back.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 27 October 2020 22: 19
        0
        Most of the promise to Hong Kong is being fulfilled.
        1. The comment was deleted.
  12. And Makarov
    And Makarov 27 October 2020 15: 41
    16
    "The deal will not change the military balance in the region"

    If it does not change, why then the weapon?
  13. Normal ok
    Normal ok 27 October 2020 18: 59
    -2
    almost never approved of Tatyana's outrageous comments, but now ... I agree that the world is heading towards the 3rd world.
  14. Lesorub
    Lesorub 27 October 2020 19: 01
    +2
    It is noted that this is the second major contract for the supply of arms to Taiwan, approved by the United States in October. On October 22, the State Department approved the delivery to Taipei of SLAM-ER air-launched cruise missiles, HIMARS MLRS installations and MS-110 reconnaissance sensors for aircraft.

    The US is making good money on the tensions in China and Taiwan.
  15. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 27 October 2020 22: 24
    0
    So, a pair of anti-aircraft batteries means changing the whole balance, and a hundred launchers. but from zaluzhnikov - does not change ?!
    Isn't it time for Russia to adopt the best practices of wholesale sales to all those interested in maintaining balances against thieves?
  16. Lelek
    Lelek 28 October 2020 00: 24
    0
    ... the second major arms supply to Taiwan approved by the US in October. On October 22, the State Department approved the delivery to Taipei of SLAM-ER air-launched cruise missiles, HIMARS MLRS installations and MS-110 reconnaissance sensors for aircraft.

    I wonder how Beijing will react to this impudence?
  17. Bat039
    Bat039 28 October 2020 20: 08
    +2
    I don't think China will like this.
  18. Generator Systems
    Generator Systems 29 October 2020 02: 46
    +1
    Looks to each his own, but the United States definitely do not miss this fact. Is it good or bad