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Taiwan to receive American SeaGuardian UAVs to track PLA Navy ships

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Taiwan to receive American SeaGuardian UAVs to track PLA Navy ships

Taiwan is purchasing a batch of American MQ-9B SeaGuardian multifunctional drones, the contract was signed after an official US military delegation visited the Taiwan Air Force base. This was stated by MP from the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan Wang Ting-Yu.


In total, the Taiwan Air Force will receive four drones, the first of which should be delivered in 2025. They will be deployed at the Hualien air base of the county of the same name. The command of the Air Force of the Republic of China intends to use American drones to track the ships of the PLA Navy.

The potential delivery of several SeaGuardian long-range reconnaissance and strike drones to Taiwan was discussed back in 2020, at the same time the US State Department approved the delivery. However, two years passed before the conclusion of the contract, all this time the parties were trying to decide on weapons for the UAV. All four drones will cost Taiwan US$546,3 million. Whether weapons are included in this amount is not reported.

The MQ-9B SeaGuardian UAV is a marine version of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone, aka the Predator multipurpose unmanned complex. 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 drones currently in service with the Taiwan Air Force have a range of only about 200 km, which does not suit the military leadership of the island.
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  1. Arkady007
    Arkady007 13 September 2022 21: 07
    +1
    For us, this is a positive thing.
    Already part of the attention of the United States will go to butting with China.
    1. Murmur 55
      Murmur 55 13 September 2022 21: 29
      0
      Arkady 007 hi, Washington can afford it if it shifts part of its expenses to London and E.S.
    2. poquello
      poquello 13 September 2022 21: 56
      +2
      Quote: Arkady007
      For us, this is a positive thing.
      Already part of the attention of the United States will go to butting with China.

      and what is the moment for us that Taiwan supplied dill with several hundred UAVs carrying 4 mines each?
      1. Arkady007
        Arkady007 13 September 2022 22: 05
        -3
        And in more detail, you can where they are used.
        1. poquello
          poquello 13 September 2022 22: 40
          +2
          Quote: Arkady007
          And in more detail, you can where they are used.

          in its? they tried to use dill at the ZNPP, they are unstable to electronic warfare, maybe somewhere else
    3. d1975
      d1975 13 September 2022 22: 37
      +1
      It’s complete nonsense, they have a machine, they’ll print candy wrappers and that’s it, they’ll hook up whoever needs it and that’s it! You understand that they do not live on money, but on pieces of paper. Print more and more. How many times has this been. De Gaulle, well, where did he become then? They are masters at this.
  2. opuonmed
    opuonmed 13 September 2022 21: 15
    -8
    backgammon should start a nuclear war ?????????????????? simple yes or no medvedev joke
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 13 September 2022 21: 23
    +2
    Taiwan to receive American SeaGuardian UAVs to track PLA Navy ships
    I hope the PLA will bring them down quickly.
    1. Murmur 55
      Murmur 55 13 September 2022 21: 27
      0
      Mavrikiy hi, by the way, he has every right for his UAV. The only question is what will happen to the world in 2025.
    2. fa2998
      fa2998 14 September 2022 05: 05
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      I hope the PLA will bring them down quickly.

      What a warlike you are! In peacetime, but in neutral waters, swim at least side to side, fly at least wing to wing. For what opportunities-11000 km.!! hi
  4. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 13 September 2022 21: 26
    -1
    Washington is following the same scenario as with Moscow, the stakes are rising.
  5. Andriuha077
    Andriuha077 13 September 2022 21: 46
    0
    U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Begins Consideration of Draft Taiwan Policy Act of 2022

    Chinese experts have warned that if the bill is passed, it will lead to the complete elimination of the US "one-China policy". Beijing will have to take decisive countermeasures.
    1. Murmur 55
      Murmur 55 13 September 2022 21: 59
      0
      Andriuha077 hi, I'm saying the rates are rising, and if Beijing is blown away, then Washington will take care of us as a carpenter.
      1. Andriuha077
        Andriuha077 13 September 2022 23: 03
        +3
        Ours will also receive UAVs

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        The Association of Parents' Committees of the Krasnodar Territory wrote a collective appeal to the head of the region, Veniamin Kondratyev, demanding to cancel all mass celebrations on September 23 and 24 in honor of City Day.

        Citizens are also asking to cancel the "show drones" and send them to the front - it is planned to use about 400 of them at the holiday.

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  6. TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 13 September 2022 21: 51
    -1
    The Americans are also considering sanctions against China, because of the situation in Taiwan. It's in our hands.
    1. Murmur 55
      Murmur 55 13 September 2022 22: 03
      0
      TatarinSSSR hi, so let's look at what Beijing will do.
      1. TatarinSSSR
        TatarinSSSR 13 September 2022 23: 13
        -1
        You will have to stare right after the elections of the Communist Party of China) Before that, China will only puff out its cheeks menacingly)
        1. Negruz
          Negruz 13 September 2022 23: 23
          -1
          And why do you think that after something will change?
          hi
      2. Drotro
        Drotro 13 September 2022 23: 18
        -5
        Gorshok expected that we would fight shoulder to shoulder with China.
        And in fact, each looks how brave the other is. Some not very decisive approach.
  7. flicker
    flicker 14 September 2022 00: 45
    +1
    Taiwan to receive American SeaGuardian UAVs to track PLA Navy ships
    Taiwan seems to be being let down under a monastery.
    He will follow, follow, and then he will take and bang on the ship of the PLA Navy. Management is not clear who will have it. And more precisely, it is clear from whom.
    And then China will not get off with the Great Teachings.
    Farewell then to the world chip factory and long live the new US world chip factory.
  8. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 14 September 2022 03: 52
    +1
    In short, China is apparently not going to do anything with Taiwan.
    It will sit like a huge monkey on the shore and wait for the corpse of the enemy to float past it (this is from their folk wisdom).
    And also at this time, Nancy Pelosi, US Congressmen, and at the same time any weapons from the Americans will "sail" or fly to Taiwan.
    So sit and wait.
    negative
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 14 September 2022 07: 09
      +1
      I wonder if China will ever realize that its 100500th warning will already look like a farce clowning? When will they actually take action? I'm not talking about economic pressure. Or will they puff their cheeks menacingly and make noise?