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US plans to sell more drones, missiles to Taiwan: Report

Addis Ababa, October 14, 2020 (FBC) – The White House is moving forward with more sales of sophisticated military equipment to Taiwan.

Officials told Congress on Tuesday that the Trump administration was planning to sell MQ-9 drones and a coastal defensive missile system to Taipei, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

The possible sales follow three other notifications on Monday that drew a rebuke from China.

One of the eight sources said that in total the sales were valued at approximately $5bn.

Very often figures from the United States’s foreign military sales include costs for training, spares and fees making the values difficult to pinpoint.

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