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Taiwan gets US F-16 radar upgrade

Written by: Staff

WASHINGTON, Apr 20 (Reuters) Taiwan has bought a 9.3 million dollars radar upgrade for its US-built F-16 fighter aircraft, the company doing the work said today, as President Hu Jintao of China arrived at the White House.

The upgrade will boost pilots' ability to detect a range of incoming radar signals and react to them, BAE Systems said in a news release.

The contract was awarded under a US government- to-government sales program. The work is to be done at BAE Systems' Greenlawn, New York, facility through 2008.

The company did not return a call seeking comment on the timing of its statement, sent minutes after Hu received a 21-gun salute at the White House.

Since winning a civil war in 1949, the communist authorities in Beijing have viewed self-governing Taiwan as a breakaway province that must be united with the mainland, by force if necessary.

Under the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, the United States is committed to help Taiwan defend itself.


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