US approves possible 8 billion Dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan

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The U.S. State Department today approved a possible 8 billion Dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan.

In an official notification the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency said the potential deal is for 66 aircraft, 75 General Electric Co engines, as well as other systems.

The agency said, it would serve the interests of the United States and help Taiwan maintain a credible defence.

China has already denounced the widely discussed sale, one of the biggest by the United States to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province. It has warned of unspecified countermeasures. (AIR NEWS)

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