Accession Number : ADA118033

Title :   The Sale of FX Aircraft to Taiwan,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Hinton,Janice M

PDF Url : ADA118033

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : In the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Congress mandated: The United States will make available to Taiwan such defense articles and defense services in such quantity as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability. Within the context of this commitment and concern about the reaction of the People's Republic of China (PRC), The Reagan administration on Januaryt 11, 1982 announced its decision to deny the Nationalist Government's request for aircraft superior to the F-5E Tiger because no military need for such aircraft exits. Instead, the United States granted permission to the Northrop Corporation to extend its ten-year agreement with Taiwan beyond 1983 for continued coproduction of the F-5E.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), TAIWAN, CHINA, AIR FORCE, JET FIGHTERS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, THREATS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE