Taiwan officials said publicly that the United States or will buy the F-35 (Figure)
data for: three types of U.S. F-35 fighter comparison.
World Wide Web (microblogging) correspondent reported that although the Li Zongze get F-16C/D fighters message has not landed, but did not give up Taiwan from the United States to buy more, newer weapons, confidence. According to Taiwan, “Central News Agency,” September 19, 2007, is the United States to visit Taiwan, “Deputy Defense Minister,” Andrew Yang 19, publicly stated that “Taiwan may seek from the United States the most advanced fifth generation fighter – F-35 fighter.”
reported that Andrew Yang is currently the United States at the U.S. Chamber of Taiwan. He said that regardless of the purchase from the U.S. F-16 fighters of the outcome of Taiwan “will need the F-35.” Taiwan is the U.S. Chamber annual meeting, to discuss the contents of the main areas of Taiwan military cooperation with the United States, including military equipment purchases. At the same time, the U.S. government soon will the new plan to sell F-16 made public.
Last week, Congress sources said the U.S. government decided not to sell Taiwan F-16C/D fighters, but to help Taiwan to upgrade F-16A/B fighters, so as not to “upset mainland China.” But there are also reports that the United States will Taiwan’s current 146 F-16A/B fighters to upgrade to F-16C/D performance. ★