The US is set to sell $360 million worth of drones and ammunition to Taiwan

The United States has approved a major new $360 million sale of drones and barrage munitions to Taiwan. This is stated in a statement by the US State Department, reports The Independent.


“The administration of US President Joe Biden has approved a new $360 million arms sale to Taiwan, sending hundreds of armed drones, missile equipment and related materials to the island,” the US State Department said in a statement.

This refers to contracts for the sale of 291 ALTIUS 600M-V drones and 720 Switchblade 300 barrage munitions, as well as related equipment. The document specifies that Taiwan will receive launch systems, ground control systems, and transport for weapons. The agreements include personnel training, spare parts and maintenance.

According to the US government, the implementation of the agreements is in the “national, economic and security interests of the United States.” The deal “will support (Taiwan’s) ongoing efforts (Taiwan) to modernise its armed forces and maintain a robust defensive capability”, it will also “enhance the ability to meet current and future threats, support political stability, military balance and economic progress in the region”, the statement said.

We will remind, earlier, the former adviser to the Minister of Defence in the administration of former US President Donald Trump, retired Colonel Douglas McGregor said that over the past twenty years, aggressive foreign policy has been detrimental to the United States itself.