U.S. think tank says Taiwan trillion by 2020 will cost on the purchase of new weapons (Figure)
Data Chart: U.S. company Lockheed Martin F-35B production vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, the Air Force is interested in buying goals.
Xinhua, according to Taiwan’s “United Daily News” reported that, in line with the mercenary and the transformation of Taiwan, Taiwan’s “Defense” integrated assessment room has commissioned the American intellectual Courand (RAND) to evaluate Taiwan’s future defense needs. The report notes that in 2020, Taiwan had to spend to purchase over 100 trillion on new weapons.
the report, “Defense Department” has orders the military services, as a reference for future renovation work force. Some of these arms procurement proposal has been included in the renovation work force Taiwan’s five-year plan to gradually started.
understood, including Air Force F-16 C/D fighters, the third generation of fighters and tanker aircraft; Navy diesel-electric submarines, sweeping cloth Lei Yunbing helicopters, coastal patrol ships and amphibious dock landing ship ; Army self-propelled artillery, tanks, short-range anti-armor rockets, etc., are all branches of Taiwan “dream list” included.
because Taiwan has been included in 2010 budget to complete, so the fastest from 2011, these purchases will be reflected in the “defense budget” on; an average year, there will be 100 billion of new military investment budget.
line with Ma Ying-jeou of the mercenary and “national defense organizations” streamlining of policies, Taiwan’s “Defense” from last year, in addition to rules of engagement by the DHR and the Division develop the details of implementation, the plan room and integrated assessment of long-time room were also conceived and battle for the future defense requirements, develop assessment report. This year the whole room was invited to comment RAND experts to Taiwan to participate in joint units with the discussions, and site visits to various military, develop a force structure of this report in Taiwan in 2020.
officials, half of which are sub-list of expensive equipment, electronic warfare information, so funds will be so large, but electronic warfare is the future direction of the war, these investment probably essential. But voices within the military have criticized that the contents of the list with the military services had similar plans to purchase weapons, while others are less likely to buy.