The United States suddenly approved the sale of a batch of attack weapons to Taiwan: Cross Strait attack on the mainland

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 The United States suddenly approved the sale of a batch of attack weapons to Taiwan: Cross Strait attack on the mainland


Among them, ATACMS ballistic missile has a range of about 300 km; salm-er is a cruise missile improved from harpoon, with a range of about 270 km. Both of these weapons have the ability to attack mainland targets on Taiwan Island.

Taiwans Defense Department confirmed the news early today (22). According to the Taiwan Defense Department, these weapons will help Taiwan strengthen the development of asymmetric combat power..

Slam-er on right wing source: Boeing

According to a Taiwan media report on October 22, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the U.S. Department of Defense issued a press release, pointing out that the US State Department has approved three arms sales to Taiwan, and has formally informed the Congress, which is expected to take effect in one month.

This batch of weapons includes 11 sets of high mobility rocket launcher system of Haima Si, 64 ATACMS ballistic missiles equipped with Haima Si system, and 135 anti area precision attack missiles slam-er and F-16 fighter new reconnaissance pods, with a total value of about 181.3 billion US dollars. However, the MQ-9 UAV and shore mounted harpoon anti-ship missile (CDCM) previously reported by foreign media are not included in this sales list. This is the eighth arms sale to Taiwan by US President trump since taking office.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a press release that the arms sale is based on the Taiwan Relations Act and will enable Taiwans armed forces to continue to modernize and maintain reliable defense capabilities, which is in line with the national, economic and security interests of the United States. The arms sales plan is conducive to improving Taiwan Security and maintaining regional political stability, military balance and economic development u3002

Although the United States has always claimed that these weapons are used for defense capability, the weapons sold this time have helped the Taiwan army to acquire a certain degree of defense zone attack capability. Among the weapons sold this time, Haima Si is a modular high mobility Rocket Launcher Based on wheel chassis, which can carry 227 mm rocket module and ATACMS ballistic missile module. This time, Taiwan obtained the M57 of ATACMS commercial single warhead, with a range of about 300 km and a warhead weight of about 500 lb (227 kg).

Atlas of ATACMS tactical ballistic missile launched by haimas rocket

In addition to ballistic missiles, the US military has also sold salm-er cruise missiles that can be carried by f-16v fighters. Salm-er is a cruise missile improved from harpoon. When launched at high altitude, the salm-er has a range of about 270 km. Taiwan authorities will be the first user in the world to use f-16v fighters to operate slam-er extended range land attack missiles. This weapon helps Taiwan Air Force acquire the ability to attack mainland targets in Taiwans own air defense circle.

After the United States announced the sale of Taiwans strike weapons, Taiwans Defense Department responded this morning, claiming that the continued supply of Taiwans defensive weapons by the United States based on the Taiwan Relations Act and the six guarantees is the basis for maintaining regional stability. Taiwans Defense Department also declared that the arms and equipment sold by the United States to Taiwan this time will help the Taiwan authorities to build up a reliable combat capacity for self-defense and strengthen the development of asymmetric combat power. the Ministry of defense expresses sincere gratitude. .

In response to previous reports that the White House has agreed to sell three sets of weapons and equipment to Taiwan, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian once said that the US arms sales to Taiwan are in serious violation of the one China principle and the three Sino US joint communiques, especially the provisions of the August 17 Communique, which seriously interferes in Chinas internal affairs and seriously damages Chinas sovereignty and security interests. China will make due and necessary actions according to the development of the situation To respond.

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