The China Post
Date: June 30, 2017
By: The China Post with CNA
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The U.S. government has approved a US$1.42 billion arms sale to Taiwan — the first of the Trump administration.
The deal, which will take effect within a month, covers eight items Taiwan asked for last year, which are expected to enhance the country’s air and navy defense system, as well as early warning capabilities, according to the Ministry of National Defense.
The items include MK48 heavyweight torpedoes, high-speed anti-radiation missiles, AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare shipboard suite upgrades and SM-2 missile components.
The MND said it will discuss with the U.S. the exact number of weapons, their price and a delivery schedule. [FULL STORY]