US Approves $2.4BN Coastal Defense Missile Sale To Taiwan Amid China Sanctions Retaliation | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Approves $2.4BN Coastal Defense Missile Sale To Taiwan Amid China Sanctions Retaliation

The State Department has made the official announcement late in the day Monday of US approval for up to 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems and related weapons equipment to be sold to Taiwan in a deal estimated at $2.37 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of the intent to transfer, with the main contractor named as Boeing.

The Boeing-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles will serve as an early reaction coastal defense against enemy inbound cruise missiles as part of ongoing rapid modernization efforts to Taiwan's military as it's increasingly surrounded by threatening Chinese PLA exercises.

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