Defense ministry mum on missile technology transfer

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/16
By: Liu Lee-jung and Ko Lin

Taipei, June 16 (CNA) The defense ministry declined to comment on a report

Photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense

Saturday that an American global aerospace firm will be transferring critical missile technologies to Taiwan.

Ministry of National Defense (MND) spokesman Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉) told reporters that because the issue concerns private business entities, the ministry would have no comment on the story.

Chen was asked to respond to a Liberty Times report published Saturday that Lockheed Martin has agreed to transfer titanium investment casting process technology to Taiwanese companies.

The report also cited an unnamed senior MND official as saying that the American company’s interest in cooperation is aimed at helping Taiwan’s defense industry enhance and upgrade its existing capabilities.    [FULL  STORY]

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