US drone sale to Taiwan crosses key hurdle, nears approval: Report

Topics US drone | Taiwan | China

By Mike Stone and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sale of four sophisticated U.S.-made aerial drones to Taiwan has crossed a key hurdle in Congress and is at the last stage of approval, sources said on Monday, a deal likely to add to already strained ties with China.

The $600 million deal would be the first such sale since U.S. policy on the export of sophisticated and closely guarded drone technology was loosened by the Trump administration. Reuters reported in recent weeks on the administration moving ahead with.....

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