Taiwan To Purchase 400 US Anti-Ship Missiles Amid Rising Rigidity With China

Taiwan To Buy 400 US Anti-Ship Missiles Amid China Tensions: Report

Accordin to a report, Taiwan will purchase as many as 400 land-launched Harpoon missile from US.

Taipei Metropolis:

 Taiwan will purchase as many as 400 U.S. land-launched Harpoon missiles within the face of rising menace from China, Bloomberg Information reported on Monday, citing a commerce group’s chief and other people accustomed to the problem.

A contract with Boeing that the U.S. Naval Air Methods Command issued on Taiwan’s behalf marks the primary time the island will get the cell, land-launched model, the report mentioned citing Rupert Hammond-Chambers, president of the US-Taiwan Enterprise Council. It beforehand bought the ship-launched model.

This month, U.S. Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy hosted Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in California and burdened the necessity to speed up arms deliveries to Taiwan within the face of rising threats from China.

After the assembly, Mike Gallagher, Republican chairman of the Home Choose Committee on the Chinese language Communist Social gathering, mentioned he want to search for methods to get Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Taiwan forward of these scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia.

In 2020, Taiwan mentioned that it deliberate to purchase land-based Boeing-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles as a part of its army modernization efforts.

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