- Taiwan has signed two procurement contracts with the U.S., purchasing two weapons systems to boost its defense capabilities.
- The contracts were signed by Taiwan’s defense mission in the U.S. and the American Institute in Taiwan.
- The ministry provided limited details of the systems, saying that one is “a long-range precision-fire system” while the other is “a batch of missiles.”
- A source close to the matter told the Central News Agency that the two packages are the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and the Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems.
- Local defense experts have said that the systems would significantly boost Taiwan’s asymmetrical warfare capabilities.
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