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US, European Firms Bid for Japanese Jet Fighter Contract

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:37 am (UTC-5)
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A competition to provide Japan’s next generation of jet fighters is under way after U.S. and European aircraft makers submitted specifications and prices to Japan’s Defense Ministry on Monday. Tokyo plans to buy about 40 new planes to serve as the country’s primary fighter jet. Analysts say the contract to replace Japan’s decades-old fleet of […]

US Official Defends Plan to Upgrade Jets for Taiwan

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:08 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. official says a reported offer to upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighters will provide the same level of quality as the more advanced fighters that Taiwan is seeking to purchase. The official, who briefed reporters Monday on condition he not be identified, was seeking to refute charges by Taiwan and its supporters […]

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China Warns Against US-Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Taiwanese official has asserted that the United States is becoming more “wary” about selling arms to his government, as Chinese reaction to those arm sales gets stronger and stronger. Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Andre Yang made the remark Monday at an annual U.S.-Taiwan defense industry conference in Virginia. His comment followed reports that the […]

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China Warns Against US-Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are warning of “severe consequences” if the United States goes ahead with a reported plan to upgrade Taiwan’s existing fleet of F-16 fighter jets. U.S. lawmakers say they have been briefed on the plan, which falls short of Taiwan’s request to purchase the latest generation F-16s with more advanced capabilities and weapons. […]

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China Warns of Consequences of US-Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are warning of “severe consequences” if the United States goes ahead with a reported plan to upgrade Taiwan’s existing fleet of F-16 jet fighters. Members of the U.S. Congress are telling news organizations they have been briefed on the plan, which falls short of Taiwan’s request to purchase the latest generation F-16s […]

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Reports: US Will Not Sell Fighter Jets to Taiwan

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 4:08 am (UTC-5)
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Published reports say the White House had decided not to sell new F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan. The Washington Post newspaper and other news agencies are reporting that the Obama administration is offering to refurbish Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16s in an arms package that does not include any new jets for the island. Administration […]

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US Senator Proposes Back-Door F-16 Sale to Taiwan

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. senator says the American Congress may try to push through a sale of advanced F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan even if the Obama administration decides against the sale. The administration says it will decide by October whether to make the sale, which would almost certainly provoke an angry response from China. But published […]

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