November 29, 2020

Taiwan To Purchase US F-16 Fighters Amid Ongoing Tensions With China: Report



Taiwan To Buy US F-16 Fighters Amid Ongoing Tensions With China: Report

Taiwan finalized a purchase order of F-16 fighter jets from US plane producer Lockheed Martin. (File)

Washington:

Taiwan finalized a purchase order of F-16 fighter jets from US plane producer Lockheed Martin on Friday, a supply confirmed to AFP, in a $62 billion, 10-year deal nearly sure to anger Beijing.

The Pentagon introduced the contract with out specifying the client, however a supply conversant in the matter confirmed to AFP that it was Taiwan.

The self-ruled island — which China considers a part of its territory — final 12 months obtained the inexperienced gentle from Washington for the acquisition, which is able to permit it to modernize its defenses.

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