The United States may sell F-16C/D, the news encouraged the mainland side position
<span class="img_descr Figure: US-made F-16C/D fighter
According to the Russian military press reported on May 2, White House Administration Director Robert – Nabers said April 27 that the Obama administration will seriously consider the new production of Lockheed – Martin F-16 fighter sales to Taiwan. He also admits that if the United States to make this decision, will be the occasion of the recent Sino-US annual talks lead to conflict between the Chinese mainland.
Russian media said, the strategy of Washington, USA and International Research Center, Glaser believes that if the United States decided to sell new F-16 fighters to Taiwan, would trigger a big problem between China and the United States, resulting in bilateral relations re-intensification.
Russian media said, It is reported that the United States intends to sell Taiwan’s new F-16C/D fighter aircraft will replace the aging F-5 aircraft is expected. In addition, according to the relevant decision in September last year, the United States will also improve and upgrade the Taiwan Air Force fleet of F-16A/B fighters. Siebert, Lockheed – Martin spokesman, said that if the U.S. government decided to sell Taiwan a new F-16 fighters, will help the company started in Texas, the F-16 factory production line, regardless of the duration of contracts and supply agreed will significantly expand the production of the F-16C/D aircraft. Media said Malaysia’s “The Sun Daily revealed that issued in the United States may decide to sell F-16 new fighter signal
Russia, Taiwan immediately respond to April 29, a spokesman for the Taiwan military said that Taiwan welcomes the United States undertook to reconsider the decision to sell new fighter, Taiwan welcomes any program that can improve the ability of Taiwan to defend itself. Mainland China has also to make a preliminary response to this, Geng cool Counsellor, Chinese Embassy spokesman stressed that China is opposed to the position of the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan is consistent, clear and firm. (Compiled: woodlands)
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