US and Taiwan sign six-year defense contract

US and Taiwan sign six-year defense contract

The contract is aimed at ensuring the defense of Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack. Taipei and Washington are working on further air and navy deals. Source: Taipei Times

US and Taiwan signed a six-year defense contract

Taiwan and the United States signed a six-year contract worth NT$1.36 billion ($45.01 million) for the supply of ammunition and spare parts for Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, stated in the notice of the Department of National Defense.

The contract was awarded in the background Western media reports that China's military exercises in the waters around Taiwan prompted US President Joe Biden to increase military aid to the country.

According to an anonymous source from the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, the contract is designed to provide army helicopters with enough ammunition and spare parts for hostilities in the event of a blockade of the country.

Taipei and Washington are working over similar

According to the source, these deals will supply parts and ammunition for the armored, artillery and missile forces, as well as for the main surface warships of the Navy and air force combat aircraft.< /p>

In February, the US Department of State approved the provision of services and sales to Taiwan of equipment for the technical “support, maintenance and improvement” of Patriot air defense systems.