Tsai: Taiwan serious about building its own defensive arms

Radio Taiwan Interfnational
Date: 2017-02-07

President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that Taiwan will build its own weapons for its

President Tsai Ing-wen (center) – CNA photo

defense. Tsai was speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding on producing advanced jet trainers.

Tsai said the MOU is an important milestone and shows the country is serious about acquiring the means to build its own defensive arms. The president said Taiwan has fallen behind in this area over the last 30 years and has lost much of its expertise in aerospace.

Tsai said the government has allocated NT$68 billion (US$2.2 billion) for indigenous weapons programs.    [FULL  STORY]

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