Defence Notes

PREMIUM: US approves bold arms package for Taiwan

22nd October 2020 - 22:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


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The US is willing to sell advanced weapons to Taiwan, including offensive missiles, in a move that will incense Beijing

On 21 October, the US announced approval for the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of three key military items to Taiwan , signalling a strong commitment ‘to maintain a credible defensive capability’ for the democratic island nation. The arms package amounts to $1.81 billion, with additional items expected to be added ...

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