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Pentagon approves sale of F-16C/D Block 70 fighter jets to Taiwan

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The U.S. State Department has approved a potential sale of 66 F-16C/D Block 70 aircraft and related equipment and support to Taiwan. According to details released by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 20 August, the potential sale has an estimated contract value of $8 billion and includes F110 General Electric engines, radars, […]

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U.S. State Dept approves possible $2.0 bln sale of Abrams tanks to Taiwan

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The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to Taiwan of one hundred eight M1A2T Abrams main battle tanks and related equipment for an estimated cost of up to $2.0 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible sale of 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, 14 […]

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Raytheon awarded $9M for support for Taiwan’s Patriot missile system

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The manufacturer of the Patriot missile system, Raytheon has won a contract valued at as much as $9 million for support for air defense missile system of the Republic of China Armed Forces, commonly known as the Taiwanese Armed Forces. According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Defense, Raytheon Southeast Asia Systems […]

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Chinese J-11 fighter jets crossed Taiwan Strait line

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On March 31, two People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) J-11 fighter jets crossed the middle line on the Taiwan Straits on Mar. 31, forcing Taiwan to scramble its own fighters. The Defence Ministry said Taiwan scrambled its own aircraft on Sunday morning and broadcast warnings after two J-11 fighter jets crossed over the “median line” […]

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Taiwan officially confirm request to buy new F-16 fighter jets

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Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has confirmed that the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China has requested to buy advanced F-16V fighter aircraft from the United States. According to several media reports, the Government of Taiwan has requested a possible sale of F-16V fighter aircraft to increase its capacity to regional threats and to […]

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Taiwan seeks to procure M1A2X main battle tank from US

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The island nation of Taiwan has requested a possible sale of more than 100 main battle tank designated as M1A2X. U.S. military sales to self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its territory, is an irritant in the relations between the world’s two largest economies. According to media reports in recent weeks, Taiwan ramped up its […]

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Taiwan to buy more F-16V fighter aircraft from the United States

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According to Taiwan’s media reports, the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) submitted a request to buy 66 F-16V jets from the United States for a total price of US$13 billion. F-16V, Lockheed Martin’s most advanced F-16 version, will feature a new active electronically scanned array radar, a modular mission computer, electronic warfare suite, automated […]

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China deployed four H-6 strategic bombers 280 miles from Taiwan coasts

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China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently sent to the isolated Air Base, near the small village of Xingning four Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC) H-6K strategic bombers to conduct combat exercises. Images from civilian satellite company ImageSat International show four Xian H-6 Chinese strategic bombers in Xingning Airbase, for the first time in few […]

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Satellite 3D maps reveal classified Patriot missile bases in Taiwan

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New service by Google Maps, higher-quality 3-D maps, accidentally revealed classified Patriot missile bases in Taiwan. Google’s new higher-quality 3-D maps revealed classified Taiwan’s Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAM) base in Xindian district, in the southern part of New Taipei City. The South China Morning Post has reported that Google’s new 3-D maps feature three-dimensional terrain for four […]

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Taiwan conducts flight demonstration of new Albatross unmanned aircraft

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According to the Central News Agency (CNA), Taiwan’s Navy conducted a successful first-ever fly-over demonstration using the locally developed Albatross tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Pingtung. The drone, developed by National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), gave its first public takeoff, landing and fly-over demonstration at a military base in Pingtung on […]

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