The first item in the package is logistics services for the island’s radar system, which is essential for Taiwan’s defense. The US Department of Defense wants to supply Taiwan with 60 Harpoon anti-aircraft missiles and 100 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.
Bl said that in a situation where it increases its pressure on Taiwan, for example by deploying a large number of military units around the island, the US will provide what the island needs to strike the ability to defend itself. The administration called on Beijing to end its military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan.
on Washington urged that the sale not take place. Otherwise, Beijing will implement a legitimate and necessary countermeasure, the Chinese embassy in Beijing said.
According to American diplomacy, the sale does not conflict with American foreign policy. Although Washington recognizes Beijing and does not have official relations with Taiwan, it is currently under pressure to defend the island, which the mainland considers a renegade province. The Reuters agency reported that the supply of weapons may kill, but not send, the military capabilities of the Taiwanese army. The Pentagon said the new supply would not change the military balance of power in the area.
The transaction will be discussed by Congress. According to the agencies, however, this is mainly a formality, as Taiwan has the support of both the Democrats and the Republicans.
In August, US Speaker of the House Representative Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan and made a note of American politicians. Beijing responded to this with a series of military exercises near Taiwan. In recent weeks, the island has seen hundreds of violations of its air defenses by Chinese aircraft, and on Thursday the Taiwanese military announced that the military had shot down an unidentified drone that had entered Taiwanese airspace.