Taiwan military’s proposed reduction of NT $ 50 billion US-Taiwan military procurement budget
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People February 6, 2012 Taiwan election background, relations with the United States In addition to facing the U.S. beef controversy test, as well as another one with the index for U.S. sales of F-16A/B fighter performance to enhance the case, related to contract negotiations to Taiwan and the United States the two armies is secretly wrestling. The amount of nearly NT $ 16 billion in arms sales, Taiwan’s military budget is limited, has decided to less purchase of JDAM (Joint Direct Attack weapons), ammunition, while rejecting a new engine, the total out of the United States Army sale list will be the first time large cut of nearly $ 50 billion.
Taiwan’s “China Times” reported that the Taiwan senior military does not deny that the United States presidential election, nearly, coupled with the defense budget, the U.S. military intends to take arms sales to Taiwan make up the funding to maintain military weapons development of Taiwan to return to normal in the military procurement process, a buyer’s market, the Taiwan side will have more leverage, and U.S. negotiators. Senior military officers stressed that “the military purchase we will never be the United States anything and everything!”
in September last year, Washington agreed to the arms sales, the U.S. Air Force rare positive attitude, and twice sent a secret to Taiwan to conduct two rounds of consultations, and more anxious in April this year, issued price of the book (LOA) signed with the Taiwan side.
However, Taiwan’s military had Peter columns the F-16A/B performance improvement case the upper limit of only $ 11 billion, so ready to be purchased to reduce ammunition but no change in the engine, and upgrading in Taiwan this arms purchase budget from $ 16 billion to $ 11 billion; while preparing for the joint South Korea and Singapore and other countries, common procurement AESA radar, still under research and development to reduce development costs and risks.
the arms procurement bill, Taiwan and the United States the largest differences, stuck in the United States demand that the Taiwan 100 45 F-16A/B must be shipped to the United States for performance improvement; but the Taiwan side to assess the case also plus a high shipping costs, first trained in the United States Luke Ji to F-16A/B upgrade and testing requirements and future AESA radar technology transfer to the AIDC, AIDC is responsible for directly in the F-16A/B performance improvement project, aesthetic attitude adhere to the two sides still deadlocked.
another out of the A/B performance improvement case in the United States for arms sales to the list, the update engine part, the Taiwan side originally not made demand, but the U.S. has offered to the proposed procurement. After negotiations, the Taiwan side stressed that the existing A/B to use the F100-PW-220 engine is an average of just over two thousand two hundred hours, the U.S. proposed update for the PW-220E does not need, and therefore has been solemnly refused.
less purchase ammunition, although the United States this for the first time agreed to sell of JDAM can be used to combat the Taiwan Air Force has repeatedly proposed procurement option. But the Taiwan military’s strategic offensive for defense, ground attacks have the F-16A/B, the primary task; and purchasing too much after the expiration of the inventory, but also spend money to check the whole or the life extension, it was decided to cut the number of purchase of JDAM.share: