Feb 07, 2017 Culture Comments Off on Tsai: Taiwan serious about building its own defensive arms
President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that Taiwan will build its own weapons for its defense. Tsai was speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding on producing advanced jet trainers.
Tsai said the MOU is an important milestone and shows the country is serious about acquiring the means to build its own defensive arms. The president said Taiwan has fallen behind in this area over the last 30 years and has lost much of its expertise in aerospace.
Tsai said the government has allocated NT$68 billion (US$2.2 billion) for indigenous weapons programs.
The first mission is to re-establish our expertise in aerospace and ideally to research and build our own advanced jet trainers," said Tsai. "The second mission is to strengthen the arms manufacturing sector. The manufacture, purchase, maintenance, upgrade and renewal of our national defense equipment are all vital to the domestic market. Every one of these stages can bring related industries together for the
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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