State Department approves possible $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

 State Department approves possible  billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress.

The sale being considered would be for 66 aircraft, 75 General Electric engines, as well as other systems, DSCA said in a statement. It said the sale serves U.S. national, economic and security interests and would help Taiwan maintain a credible defence.

(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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Updated Date: Aug 21, 2019 04:11:14 IST