U.S. House of Representatives approved the sale to Taiwan at least 66 F16 fighter
18 am Eastern U.S. House of Representatives approved the amendment to the sale of not less than 66 F-16 C / D fighters to Taiwan region. proposed amendment, the agency reported, the U.S. House of Representatives to sell Taiwan F-16 fighters from the military-industrial powerhouse Texas Rep. Granger (Kay Granger), as the 2013 U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (HR4310 ), one of the 142 amendments submitted to the House of Representatives debate.
U.S. House of Representatives during the debate in the Eastern time at 1:30 on the 18th through the 92 amendments, including sales to Taiwan F-16 fighter amendment. The remaining 50 amendments to the debate and vote on the National Defense Authorization Act will be conducted later on the 18th.
According to the US-Taiwan Business estimates in Taiwan to sell F-16 fighters will give U.S. $ 17 billion of economic benefits, and protect the 87,000 job opportunities.
the Taiwan Channel _ Xinhua