Taiwan, US Sign Arms Procurement Deals

Taiwan, US Sign Arms Procurement Deals

The deals, announced by Washington last year, would improve the nation’s counterstrike capability in the event of being attacked.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • 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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