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Taiwan sends senior delegation to DC for F-35B

2nd October 2017 - 02:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei

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A senior Taiwan military delegation is now in Washington to present a high-level briefing to the US government on Taiwan’s need for the stealth fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning fighter, an anonymous source who met with the delegation told Shephard.

The briefing was requested by the US government to clarify past enquiries by Taiwan for its need of a ‘stealth’ fighter.

‘This is an unusually high-level delegation of Taiwan officials in Washington’ to make their official plea for the sale of the aircraft, the source said.

The F-35B variant is capable of short take-off/vertical landing, something the

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Wendell Minnick

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Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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