U.S. to Receive No Info From Taiwanese Radar

A Taiwanese defense insider on Monday said the United States would not receive data from an extended-distance radar being stood up on the island, the Taiwanese Central News Agency reported.

Taiwanese National Defense Ministry officer Lt. Gen. Liu Shi-lay said the island's armed forces "will not offer" the United States any data tied to the device, located at a Hsinchu County armed forces facility. Washington could only acquire data from the equipment with approval from Taipei, he added.

Lawmaker Lu Shiow-yen prompted the statement by suggesting the U.S.-manufactured gear would be of less use to Taiwan than the United States, which could tap the apparatus if China initiated a missile offensive.

China is said to have in excess of 1,000 ballistic missiles targeting the island, which Beijing claims as its territory.

November 6, 2012
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A Taiwanese defense insider on Monday said the United States would not receive data from an extended-distance radar being stood up on the island, the Taiwanese Central News Agency reported.