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Taipei is taking $110 million worth of arms from the United States 1179789 | The voice of time

Taipei is taking $110 million worth of arms from the United States 1179789 | The voice of time
Taipei is taking $110 million worth of arms from the United States 1179789 | The voice of time

The US will sell $110 billion worth of arms to Taiwan. The announcement of the arms sale came last Friday, almost a month after Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the lower house of the House of Representatives of the Marquess Congress, visited Taiwan.

It is known that Taiwan will spend 665 million dollars to update its ‘Raytheon’ radar system. Raytheon, which has been providing services since 2013, has the ability to provide early warning of any attack.

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Apart from this, the self-governing territory will spend 35 million 50 million dollars for 60 Harpoon Block 2 missiles. The missiles are capable of tracking and sinking any ship.

Another 85.6 million dollars have been earmarked in the arms package for the purchase of over a hundred Sidewinder missiles. Such missiles can be said to be the main tool of western war in the sky.

US President Joe Biden’s administration says the Taiwan arms package has been under consideration for a long time. The package was determined in talks with lawmakers in the US and Taiwan.

Taiwan’s presidential office spokesman Chang Tan-han thanked the United States for its support in a statement. “This arms sale will not only help our troops fight border coercion, but will also enhance our island’s early warning capabilities against long-range missiles,” he said. ‘

China is concerned about the whole issue, they have warned of taking ‘retaliatory measures’ against Washington.

China’s tax continues

Amid the ongoing conflict with China over the Taiwan issue, the current US administration has decided to continue the tariffs imposed by former US President Donald Trump on the country’s products. The US government confirmed this information last Friday.

US President Joe Biden has been reviewing whether the taxes imposed by his predecessor can be partially withdrawn and how it can be done. However, from the beginning there were differences within his party. Source: AFP


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