The main contracting party will be the American company that produces the F-16.

The US State Department has approved the sale of infrared search and track systems and other equipment for F-16 fighter-bombers to Taiwan for $500 million (about HUF 176 billion), it was reported. Reuters Referring to the announcement of the US Department of Defense (Pentagon).

“The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region,” the statement added.

As written, the main contracting party will be Lockheed Martin, which manufactures the F-16s, and $500 million is the maximum possible contract value, and the actual value is expected to be lower.

(The opening photo shows a US F-16. Photo: AFP/Mason L. Elleman)


In addition to diverse, independent and factual information, our readers who join the Pártoló membership can also enjoy a number of benefits for their financial support.
Depending on your membership level, we offer, among others:

  • We send you an exclusive weekly digest of interesting things in the world;
  • You can gain an insight into HVG’s work, and you can meet our authors;
  • You can participate in premieres of the latest films, in various events;
  • You can buy HVG books and publications at a discount;
  • You can read hvg360 digital news magazine.