Taiwan to accept the U.S. $ 3.8 billion offer on the F-16 fighter upgrade
The Data Figure: Taiwan military’s F-16A/B fighters
[World Wide Web reported that Reporter Liu Kun] Taiwan’s “United Evening News reported that on July 2, Taiwan’s” Defense Ministry “has been completed the United States to submit of the F-16A/B fighter upgrade the incident to the price of the book joint trial will be the fastest reply to the U.S. on July 5, to complete the signing process.
Taiwan media said the U.S. offer of about $ 3.8 billion, the main AESA radar, mission computer and cockpit display of combat avionics system program (CAPES), the rest of the advanced precision-guided munitions, only the procurement of test required. A ESA radar development is expected to offer to sign, Raytheon, Northrop – Grumman two arms dealers will seek to bid. Taiwan’s armed forces had worried that the United States asking price is too expensive, a slight hesitation. But openly questioned in the United States personnel in Taiwan after the Taiwan military military spending to reduce cross-strait military imbalance, the Taiwan military finalized at this delicate moment, to accelerate the F-16A/B performance improvement case progress and $ 3.8 billion offer to accept U.S. demands. But Taiwan’s armed forces the United States shall ensure that the U.S. F-16C/D fleet of the future must take the same configuration in order to save the cost of logistical support.
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