The US State Department recently approved a $ 620 million upgrade package for Patriot surface-to-air missiles to reach Taiwan, the latest acquisition from the United States to address the issue. With the growing threat from China.

Taiwan recently offered to buy spare parts to upgrade its Patriot missiles to support a 30-year operating life, Lockheed Martin said. The main contractor will have a total estimated cost of $ 620.

The United States, like many other parties, has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but is bound by law to provide the island with a means of self-defense.

Translated by: Pang Kong