°
Newark

The United States has approved the sale of F-16 at $62 billion

The United States has approved the sale of 90 military aircraft F-16 of Lockheed Martin by 62 billion dollars, said Friday the Pentagon.

In the approved sales of 62 billion dollars can enter other countries, which will be supplied to the aircraft. The codes of the contracts indicate that it is, in particular, on the delivery of 66 F-16s to Taiwan against the background of worsening relations between the US and China, which considers Taiwan its territory. The Pentagon had previously ranked among the first recipients of F-16 to Morocco.

This is the first sale of F-16's to Taiwan, although initially such sales were approved in 1992.

Only the American military-industrial Corporation Lockheed Martin plans to sell up to 400 new cars abroad.