Taiwan has finished the acquisition of 66 F-16 contender planes from American airplane producer Lockheed Martin in the greatest arms deal to the island nation in years.

The $62 billion arrangement was settled on Friday and is said to have rankled China.

The United States Defense Department declared the subtleties of the arrangement on its site on Friday saying that the US Air Force was given an agreement to Lockheed Martin, the producer of the F-16, for 90 of the planes as a major aspect of US unfamiliar military deals.

The Pentagon reported the agreement without indicating the purchaser, yet a source acquainted with the issue affirmed to AFP that it was Taiwan.

Taiwan, which China thinks about piece of its domain, got a green sign from the US a year ago for the acquisition of 66 new age F-16s, which will permit it to modernize its protections.

The island nation as of now has an armada of F-16s bought in 1992.

Beijing has cautioned Taiwan that it remains some portion of the nation and will utilize power if Taipei ever officially moves towards announcing autonomy.

The arms bargain comes as China depicted its political muscle in Hong Kong and forced the dubious security law on the global business center. The move against Hong Kong has caused worry in Taiwan.

The humongous arrangement comes days after the most elevated level of talks between the US and Taiwan occurred. The discussions were the greatest since 1979 which incited China.


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