U.S. sales continue to increase Taiwan’s early warning radar station side silent resentment
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Oct. 26 cross-relaxation to occur in recent years, Taiwan-US military cooperation suspicion rare phenomenon? It was pointed out by the United States to sell Taiwan will build long-range early warning radar to complete the U.S. this year, suddenly asked to install “anti-leak intelligence software”, and related costs 18 billion project price, paid from Taiwan asked the United States. As the radar is nearing completion, the U.S. Air Force requirements are riding a tiger, not retreat.
According to Taiwan’s “China Times” reported that the KMT “legislator” handsome broadside of 25 people, this early warning radar located in Hsinchu Leshan future reconnaissance to the intelligence they going between Taiwan and the U.S. how to share, now was not clear, but the installation of anti-phishing software, of course, is afraid of Taiwan, the intelligence leak, it shows distrust of the United States to Taiwan.
Taiwan’s “Legislative Yuan Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee,” will begin trial today, 310 billion fiscal 2010 defense budget, commander of the people that recently such as the United States Marine Corps plans to purchase the Javelin missile is a price hike Air Force long-range radar has been the case previously had a price increase, and now actually have to pay again, the case is the submarine. He asked the Committee to freeze the case of early-warning radar, Javelin missiles, delete the whole case, leaving only half of the budget for a submarine.
reported that this code-named “Pong plan” Taiwan’s long-range early warning radar procurement case, is used to detect the construction of Taiwan-US cooperation in missile attack early warning purposes. DPP originally planned to purchase two, but the budget was cut only purchase one, had planned to spend $ 800 million purchase radar body, interface device about 2 billion U.S. dollars, plus the preparation for the collection of funds with a total funding of nearly 400 billion Taiwan dollars.
but plans beginning in 2004, Wufeng Township in Hsinchu County, Leshan base implementation of a project, the United States has repeatedly complained that too many natural disasters in Taiwan, leading to more than 8,000 feet leading to marked up the road again landslide engineering base, which can not be successfully delivered building materials, plus the base of soft soil, will result in schedule delays, and even the original budget allocation is insufficient to pay, have repeatedly urged the Taiwan Air Force request for additional billions of the contract price as much.
the U.S. continue to request for additional funds, then the “defense minister” Li Jie, had also ordered the military not be allowed to purchase an additional case of price, but the U.S. did not accept, high profile, the Taiwan side because of the Taiwan-US relationship between pressure and silent resentment.
in Li Tianyu as “defense”, the military has come forward to help the Air Force properly handle the case, although the project continues, but the result of a compromise, the United States this year, has been asked to install security software and then knock a pen.