Taiwan military’s desire to buy the U.S. went to war M1A2 street fighting version of tanks in the Middle East
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[Global Times special correspondent Huangshan cutting] the world, even though there complaining that the U.S. arms of your, but the Taiwan authorities seem to have found a good opportunity to “Jianlou”. With the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan in succession, according to Taiwan’s United Daily News reported on the 23rd, a large number of stay at a local equipment will be in the name of cheap “surplus defense materials as well as give it to allies, including Taiwan’s army on the eye dream of active duty U.S. military M1A1 main battle tanks.
Taiwan military spokesman Luo Shao and stressed that the Department of Defense is responsible for a share of the U.S. military “intelligence long room” or “operational and planned long room” and have not received the United States formally notified However, this does not prevent the island’s media to ferret out the secrets behind the inside, “United Daily News” reporters visit the U.S. Pentagon website, found a “Best Photo” — June 18 this year, Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” under the the “arms the Secretary Jin Shoufeng in Aberdeen weapons research center with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, director of Dell Ormond talk quite a short text to see the allotment from the photos, the two sides to discuss the details of the military science and technology cooperation .
from the current demand, armor update the most urgent demand of the Taiwan Army weapons arms, to date, the Taiwan military’s various types of tanks are substantially more than the U.S. 12-year design life of, even with the main force of M60A3 when the old man tank to the point of repair numerous repair “. It is reported that Taiwan’s army took a fancy to the U.S. M1A1 tanks, the actual upgrade to “M1A2SEP” version of the “street fighting tanks, it had made major contributions toward the U.S. military in Iraq, because the shipping to return home and re-deployment of the high cost (or even more than buy a new car cost), the U.S. military rather intended to sell. Island experts said the tanks have hands-on experience, a good comprehensive performance, and Taiwan’s armed forces are used to American equipment, training and logistical support, it is learned, the United States has privately indicated their willingness to sell Taiwan to cancel car international system (IVIS) M1A2SEP tanks, IVIS with battlefield management capabilities, a clear indication of the enemy position to the adjacent units, battlefield situation, the logistical requirements, the U.S. network-centric warfare system, but also M1A2SEP tank “power multiplier. ” Even Taiwan’s armed forces can not get IVIS, the fighting capacity of the M1A2SEP tank will still be higher than the Taiwan military’s current main battle tanks, there is still spare capacity to deal with 99 main battle tanks of the People’s Liberation Army.
from the war onwards, the KMT authorities is to eat into the United States, “the remaining defense materials” large, because these military price is often only a new 1 percent, the amount the buyer to pay freight and equipment refurbishment, as to The article itself is almost equivalent to give away. Has been involved in the early years of the introduction of U.S. second-hand warships “Kidd introduced the issue of the ex-Taiwan military officers, American slang, the sale of surplus defense materials” will become “garage sale”, it is not department stores as goods complete, you do not selected only on the spot to choose, and the seller is not responsible for delivery of goods both out, and shall not be returned to the status quo shall prevail. “Garage sale” followed by “residual Defence Materiel Act, the bill by the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in charge with the use of the State Department’s foreign policy. Familiar with U.S. military logistics processes introduced, the U.S. does “arms shipments to go back than buy a new one is also expensive,” the statement, which mainly is against those low-value weapons and equipment, such as the Army’s armored fighting vehicles, light weapons, naval landing craft, they U.S. military weapons in the sequence is not sophisticated weapons, can be transferred to third parties. The transfer of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency prior to the advanced electronic equipment on the weapons platforms removed, leaving only the older models, buyers to enjoy the authentic effect, or have to look for the American arms. ▲
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