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Taiwan delineates defence priorities in new budget

1st September 2022 - 05:21 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Taiwan has four MQ-9B SeaGuardian MALE UAVs on order from the US. (GA-ASI)

Taiwan has reportedly inked a deal for MQ-9Bs, while it is also concentrating on rocket artillery more than tube artillery.

Taiwan has reshuffled priorities in its defence budget, with UCAVs, frigates and HIMARS featuring strongly. Such interesting details have emerged from the draft defence budget submitted to the Legislative Yuan on 31 August.

Significantly, Wang Ting-yu, a legislator in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, announced on Facebook on 31 August that Taiwan had recently signed a procurement contract for four MQ-9B SeaGuardian UAVs.

Wang stated that the contract took effect on 24 August, after the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) and a US military delegation signed the deal at the American Institute in Taiwan. This is the de

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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