Plenty of room to upgrade the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan
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said Taiwan “American weapons waste recycling” rather too far, the United States to sell Taiwan weapons upgrades significant
the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, known as the “old following the 1992 The Bush administration before stepping sell 150 F-16 to Taiwan, the United States the largest arms sales to Taiwan. “
1979 January, in the United States to recognize the” one China “and severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan under the premise , United States formally established diplomatic relations. In diplomatic negotiations, the two sides on U.S. military relations with Taiwan has been unable to reach an agreement. In March, the U.S. Congress passed the “Taiwan Relations Act”, in the form of provisions in domestic legislation to “provide Taiwan with defensive weapons.”
the early 1980s, the Chinese government has repeatedly protested on the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, China and the U.S. government released in August 1982, “Shanghai Communique”, the provisions of the United States shall not be increased arms sales to Taiwan performance, and to gradually reduce the number.
Wu Ge analysis, “signed the” Shanghai Communique “, the United States playing a little trick. And then the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, playing under the banner of domestic law” and the Taiwan Relations Act “than the international agreement.” Shanghai Communique “large, the latter must be subordinated to the former U.S. president Ronald Reagan was the former position, arms sales to mainland China does not seek consent At the same time, China can not promise not to use force against Taiwan to the United States.”
Earlier media quoted a U.S. research agency’s report said: Over the past decade, the United States is the world’s largest arms exporters; while Taiwan is the world’s largest arms importer, the number of weapons purchased in China is 40 times its even more than the total amount of Saudi Arabia after the Gulf War.
consumers as the biggest weapons, Taiwan’s military strength, has been confusing. And “U.S. weapons waste recycling,” saying, like a ghost has been hidden when the Taiwan region.
Zhang Zhaozhong in an interview that the United States to sell Taiwan most of the old platform, destroyers, frigates in the United States are basically retired, but the United States to sell Taiwan’s electronics and precision equipment guided weapons, including air to air missiles, Mark 46 torpedoes, missiles, electronic station systems, communications systems, radar systems are very new.
“Taiwan does have a patchwork of traces of weapons. However, that Taiwan is a U.S. weapons waste recycling, a bit too far.” Wu Ge said.
Wu Ge that has always characterized the arms “with the sale” – and some weapons may not be satisfactory performance, but it does not mean useless.
Wu Ge’s view, “the United States to sell weapons to Taiwan is much room for upgrades.” He pointed out that as the F16A/B upgrade, through the on-board electronic systems and weapons of the transformation, the aircraft’s operational capability can be increased by 4 times. “In today’s trend of information warfare, the United States with particular emphasis on the combat capability, to include Taiwan into this system, but also the genius of the United States.”
“of course can not always be the number of weapons measure of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan’s military strength. military strength does not depend on a few planes, warships can be strong together. “mainland China, who declined to be named Major General asserted:” The Chinese mainland and Taiwan, the gap between military forces increasingly, mainland China at least five years ahead. “
” first air “through the thirty-contained – shopping list of weapons Taiwan
since the 1970s, Taiwan has emphasized that “the air the first” to buy weapons and to implement long-term sixth law, that the Air Force, 3/6, the Navy accounted for 2/6, the Army’s only 1/6, 30 years from the list of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan can also be seen this law.
F-16 fighter jets 150
U.S. Air Force General Dynamics developed for the U.S. single-seat single light aircraft, mainly used for air combat, but also can be used for close air support, is one of the Air Force’s main models.
F-5E fighter jets 200
produced by the U.S. Northrop F-5E fighter aircraft because the body slender, the “air scholar,” said.
F-104G fighter 66
U.S. Lockheed-developed supersonic light fighter. 1958 Lockheed F-104C airframe for structural redesign, improved airborne equipment, developed into a multi-purpose fighter aircraft F-104G.
C-130 type military cargo plane 20
before the outbreak of the Gulf war and preparing for action in the Gulf War, C-130 transport aircraft and its variants are well done by air and other combat support missions.
S-70C anti-submarine helicopters, 29
Taiwan Navy to meet operational requirements unique to Taiwan, the U.S. ordered the anti-submarine helicopters. This model is the United States as the “super-fight with” the design concept have become unique to Taiwan patent.
AH-IW “Cobra” attack helicopters, 42
main task of the day, night and adverse weather conditions and to provide close fire support coordination fire support.
OH-58D reconnaissance helicopters 26
main tasks include field artillery observation, while the target for the laser-guided artillery shells to provide illumination. And observation can use their own computing device for target coordinates and distance, and then transmitted via satellite communication facilities, target information, so that ground artillery attack in real time accurately.
E-2T airborne early warning aircraft, four
kind, in the U.S. Grumman E-2B on the basis of Taiwan’s early warning aircraft modified for airborne command, guidance and early warning and other tasks.
T-38 trainer 40
U.S. Northrop developed a supersonic, twin-seat intermediate trainer, has remained the most U.S. Air Force supersonic aircraft good safety record.
S-70CMI anti-submarine helicopters, 10
Sikorsky Aircraft for the U.S. Army developed the twin single-rotor transport helicopter combat assault.
MSO ocean minesweepers 4
are firm numbers, conquer number, number and heroic pledge number.
“Newport-class” landing ship 2
full load displacement of 8450 tons, a helicopter landing platform, which can carry 400 Marine personnel and weapons, 500 tons of supplies, four landing craft; or load 23 tanks.
three ocean-going ships dragged
M48H main battle tanks, 450
Taiwan’s army is the main equipment in the best performance One battle tanks, armored combat vehicles by the Taiwan research center in the U.S. General Dynamics Land Systems Division with the assistance of the successful development of each cost about $ 3 million.
M60A3 main battle tanks 410
Gulf War, U.S. naval forces have been equipped with M60A3 tanks into the battle, compared with the M1 series tanks in quantity, are living on the role of secondary position.
“Maverick” missile 500
also known as “Maverick” missile, powered by a single-stage dual-thrust solid rocket engine, cruising speed slightly more than the speed of sound. Mainly used to attack tanks, armored vehicles, missile sites, artillery positions, marine vessels and other ground and surface targets.
“a small oak tree” modified 1102
U.S. Army developed the second generation of surface to air missile weapons systems, the maximum range of 6000 meters, 3000 meters maximum shoot high, shoot high minimum 50 meters, 2.89 meters long bomb, bomb diameter 127 mm, wingspan 640 mm, a launch weight of 85 kg, warhead weight of 11.2 kg, for the single-stage solid-fuel rocket engine, the maximum flight speed of 2.5 times the speed of sound.
“Standard” missile 207
U.S. Navy equipment, all-weather, long-range carrier-based air defense missile systems, a range of 74 km, the maximum height of 24 km, the maximum speed of Mach 3.
“Patriot” missiles 200
famous in the Gulf War against Iraq “Scud” missile interception, in the real U.S. military outlined the “bomb bomb hit the” missile defense program outline.
“Hellfire” missiles, 240 type 2
the United States developed an advanced medium-range air to air missiles, they use a semi-active radar guidance, launch, set machine must be kept the target tracking and illumination, up to hit the target.
“Hawk” missile 100
Raytheon MIM-23 Hawk missile is a U.S. medium-range surface-to-Taiwan military is the world’s Hawk missile forces, the best efficiency in the use of troops.
● Nanfang Daily reporter Zhao Qiyu overall Rongming Chang
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