U.S. media said the United States to help Taiwan upgrade anti-missile early-warning radar system startup
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BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua)” Central News Agency “reports the latest issue of the U.S.” defense News “magazine, the United States is assisting Taiwan missile defense system upgrade, start the first early warning radar (early-warningradar) and consider the construction of a second early-warning radar.
“Defense News” that the U.S. government has paid September 1, Raytheon Company (Raytheon) 2700 万 美元 technical assistance contract payments, to help Taiwan Patriot 2 (PAC-2) missile defense system upgrade .
In addition, U.S. assistance to Taiwan soon to start construction on the east coast of Taiwan, valued at $ 800 million early-warning radar, “Radar surveillance program” (Surveillance Radar Program, SRP).
reported, SRP provides powerful can handle 1000 missile trajectory. Reports and said that due to SRP easily become targets of the enemy, so the two sides are discussing whether the U.S. and Taiwan to build a second in Pingtung early warning radar.
reports that the United States since 1997, Taiwan purchased three sets of PAC-2 launch system and the 200 PAC-2 missiles, worth $ 1.3 billion; 2008, the U.S. government once again through the sale of six sets of PAC Taiwan -3 launch system, and 330 PAC-3 missiles, valued at $ 3.1 billion.