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US approves $750m arms sale to Taiwan to deter Chinese invasion

Taipei thanks Washington for howitzer deal enabling 'speedy reaction'

Soldiers reload an 8-inch (203-mm) M110 self-propelled howitzer in Pingtung during Taiwan's live-fire Han Kuang military exercises simulating an invasion by China's People's Liberation Army in May 2019.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of 40 155mm M109A6 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer artillery systems to Taiwan in a deal valued at up to $750 million, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

This comes after arms sales last year that included drones and coastal missile defenses meant to upgrade the island's capabilities and discourage a Chinese invasion. The Biden administration has approved other direct commercial sales of arms to Taiwan since taking office.

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