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U.S. State Department approves $180 million sale of landmine systems to Taiwan


The sale of M136 Volcano remote minesweeping systems to Taiwan for $180 million has been authorized, according to the US Department of State's Bureau of Political and Military Affairs.

Adam Fagen
Adam Fagen
Northrop Grumman and Oshkosh Corporation, both American firms, would serve as the principal contractors under the possible agreement.

The subject office announced on Twitter that the State Department would approve the US mission in Taiwan's proposed sale of Volcano anti-tank systems for up to $180 million.

The Volcano delivery will improve Taiwan's armed forces' capacity to combat "current and future threats" and "asymmetric warfare," according to State Department officials.

The largest breach of Taiwan's air defense zone by Chinese airplanes in recorded history occurred on December 26, according to Taiwan's Defense Ministry. 47 planes, according to the ministry, breached the Taiwan Strait's so-called median line.

source: cnn.com