US approves sale of armed MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan – HEDGE accordingly

Washington (AFP) – The United States has agreed to sell four armed MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan, the State Department announced Tuesday, helping to boost the island’s defenses as China steps up its threats.The $600 million sale aids Taiwan’s “continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and to maintain a credible defensive capability,” the State Department said.It will also assist in maintaining political stability and the military balance in the region, the department said in a statement.The sale covers four drones, ground stations, and associated surveillance and communications equipment…

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