The US wants to sell F-35B to Taiwan: to prevent Taiwans air force from being destroyed

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 The US wants to sell F-35B to Taiwan: to prevent Taiwans air force from being destroyed


According to the report, according to the Taiwan Relations Act, the United States has an obligation to help Taiwan carry out self-defense. The PLA is deploying lots of new fighters, ships and other weapons, which makes Taiwans defense system in danger of being submerged. The former US government failed to sell the weapons it needed to Taiwan, and most of Taiwans weapons were outdated. Reports say Taiwans most urgent need is air power. The main force of Taiwan fighters was the 144 F-16 fighters purchased in the mid 90s. Less than half of the aircraft are ready to fight because of the maintenance needed for aircraft aging and upgrading. Taiwan is eager to win new fighters against the PLAs advanced models, such as the Soviet made -35 fighter Made in Russia. Photo: Tainan Air Force Base F-16 fighter has been in service for more than 20 years. (The Associated Press) Reported that the PLA also deployed more than 1500 ballistic missiles against Taiwan, some of which are high-precision missiles. They can destroy airports and destroy planes on the ground in a matter of minutes. The Taiwan authorities have purchased advanced Patriot missiles, but the number and cutting-edge of the PLA missiles mean that many missiles will penetrate the Patriot protection. In a 2009 study by the US Rand Co, the PLA is likely to achieve air superiority in Taiwan in just a few days. US Senator John Raikkonen and James Imhof in March asked Trump to support Taiwans purchase of a new vertical take-off and landing version of the F-35 fighter. The viability of F-35B and modern remote sensors can help the Taiwan army to intercept the PLAs missiles, thus maintaining deterrence over the next ten years, they wrote. F-35B fighter (ITC) In the event of a crisis, F-35B can be deployed almost everywhere, making it difficult for the PLA missile to destroy it on the ground. There are several reasons why the United States is unlikely to sell F-35B to Taiwan immediately. One is to face the inevitable anger of the mainland. Another concern is that the secret of F-35B may be stolen. The Saad missile launcher has been deployed in Star state, Korea. This article source: Reference News Net editor: Han Jiapeng _NN9841