U.S. official: upgrade Taiwan’s more advanced fighter F16 is equal to
Data Figure: Taiwan currently equipped F-16B fighter.
Morning News in Taiwan is about to announce new round of pre-sales, the U.S. tried to appease the current round of arms sales to Taiwan in terms of dissatisfaction with the agreement.
a senior U.S. official said that although Taiwan seek to purchase more advanced fighter-type, but assuming that the American plan for the Taiwan F-16 fighter jets to upgrade and purchase new aircraft will provide the same level of quality, which means to Taiwan’s current A/B fighter aircraft to achieve and C/D fighter aircraft the same level. Previously, Taiwanese officials showed dissatisfaction upgrade succumbed to Beijing’s pressure on Washington. The official also disclosed that the U.S. administration plans 21 notified the U.S. Congress on arms sales to Taiwan.
yesterday, when asked if “the U.S. government may in the program recently announced arms sales to Taiwan, China will take to respond to or counter-measures?”, The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman reiterated that Hong Lei, China resolutely opposed to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, the position is consistent and clear. He stressed that no country, no one can shake the Chinese government and people to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity against external interference firm will.
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one willing to publish the identity of 19 U.S. officials rejected the Taiwan side and the U.S. Congress to support Taiwan issued that Obama accused the government yield to the Chinese.
The official said the proposal to upgrade 21 aircraft reported to Congress, he could not confirm the matter. But he said, Taiwan 145 F-16A/B fighters to upgrade is equal to lower prices to Taiwan to provide more advanced military aircraft.
Since 2007, Taiwan has requested to buy 66 Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16C/D fighter jets. C/D fighter aircraft than the A/B type has a better radar and more powerful weapons systems, but the official said, the quality will improve after the aircraft with the F-16C/D model is comparable, but the former is the price cheaper.
Taiwan’s “Defense” 19 Andrew Yang, Vice Minister of the “US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference,” complained that the U.S. government arms sales to Taiwan have become increasingly cautious, because the continent’s response to growing tough. He said that Taiwan plans to continue to fight to buy more advanced F-35 fighter. He claimed that Taiwan’s future will need F-35 fighter.
“Financial Times” that the United States is expected to announce within days a new agreement on arms sales to Taiwan, and carefully arrange publication of this decision has long been speculation that the timing is to minimize the United States delicate balance between the damage. That the timing of this decision are arranged in the United States in a busy diplomatic schedule on the air when: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden recently concluded visit to China, and Asia-Pacific leaders in November will hold a summit. In addition, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s visit this year or in 2012, the United States hopes to return for his courtesy visit to the Biden. “I think the Obama administration to pave the way for this decision has been quite a long time.” Washington Center for Strategic and International Studies, said of Greer instrument.
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another 19, according to U.S. media reports, U.S. analysts believe that, in accordance with the “Taiwan Relations Act”, United States Taiwan should play a certain role in network security.
two-day “US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference,” 18 in the United States held in Richmond, Virginia. The agenda is still focused on traditional military construction equipment, and Taiwan in the Asia-Pacific strategy in which the U.S. role. However, the network war without borders in recent years has attracted extensive attention. Andrew Yang has made a small risk, the development of “asymmetric”, “innovative combat capability,” the military concept.
host “US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference” and “US-Taiwan Business Council,” President of Korean Confucianism Peter that “with the Taiwan Relations Act” in the U.S. security commitment to Taiwan’s natural, including network security. He said: “I do not think the” Taiwan Relations Act, “which need to add additional provisions to be included in this issue, this issue is a broader part of the US-Taiwan security relationship, does not need to highlight.”
But in the days of “US-Taiwan defense industry conference” agenda, among them, for the defense industry exchanges, regional strategies, and enhance the combat capability of Taiwan’s armed forces to discuss, but not for network security agenda.
“Science Applications International Corporation” network project Chatterjee, senior vice president Robert Chrysler that in network security, the United States for Taiwan has certain obligations, but still want to consider U.S. interests as a starting point, he said: “The range can include the provision of additional network bandwidth, additional network services, such as Estonia and Georgia under attack, we offer to help the same. is to provide additional infrastructure, or technical experts, we often do, but attacks on the network is concerned, is still a very large subject, I think this case needs to be dealt with separately. “
India to sell Vietnam
Morning News, according to Russian media quoted the Indian media reports, Russia and Indian BrahMos Aerospace joint venture, ready to export to Vietnam, “BrahMos” supersonic cruise missile. According to reports, Vietnam’s leaders are determined about “15 friendly countries,” one of these countries can sell the type of cruise missiles.
Indian media quoted sources as saying: “(missile exports to Vietnam) and informal talks have begun.”
the Indian armed forces have been equipped with ground-based and sea-based ” BrahMos “missile. So far there has never exported to third countries such cruise missiles. Indian Defense Ministry sources close to the talks with Russia’s official media admitted that India does want export to Vietnam, “BrahMos” missile. He said: “Vietnam is our friendly country, it can be to export such weapons, but there is no export of such missiles to Vietnam to reach a concrete agreement.”share: