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To: Spktyr
FTA:

The announcement last week that the U.S. government had awarded Lockheed a $1.85 billion contract to upgrade Taiwan's 145 F-16s is the first of what may be several big deals to come in the next year or two.

Kinda confuses the issue.

7 posted on 10/06/2012 4:51:13 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus; Spktyr
'course, this could be the way the Zer0 administration says "thank you" to L-M for NOT sending out those lay-off notices.
8 posted on 10/06/2012 4:55:25 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

It’s called FMS (foreign military sales). Since the technology is covered by international traffic in arms regulations the contract is with LM via the USG.


13 posted on 10/06/2012 5:41:40 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Roccus

Some, but as I said, most countries that bought the F-16 don’t get aid from us. The Dutch, for example, come to mind. Likewise the Turks, South Koreans, Norwegians, Danes, Singaporeans, Polish, Chile...


14 posted on 10/06/2012 5:51:17 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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