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The 66 advanced Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16 jets, approved by the Trump administration, represents a boost for the island’s military -- and an even bigger boon for President Tsai Ing-wen as she faces a stiff campaign for re-election. It marks a major advance for the island’s aging air defense capabilities, even if a base model of the fighter plane has been in its skies for almost half a century.
originally posted by: RadioRobert
Like I said elsewhere, state-owned ICBC is buying up GEnx and LEAP engines. For whatever reason we are clearly not that worried about possibly aiding their engine development. Seems foolish to me, but $ talks.
Why does the OP suggest China has solved its engine problems? There's no evidence either way.
The United States has been by far Ukraine's biggest supporter since Russia annexed its Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and backed separatist formations in parts of eastern Ukraine.
The United States has given Ukraine more than $3 billion in aid, including $1.5 billion of military goods over the past five years and has promised to increase the annual allotment.