Taiwan says it cannot afford new US anti-submarine helicopters

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Self-governing island, claimed by China, says other weapons deals from the US also delayed amid Russian war in Ukraine. Taiwan’s government has signalled it will abandon plans to buy advanced anti-submarine helicopters from the United States, saying the price is too high. The self-governing island, which China claims as its territory , had previously said it planned to buy 12 MH-60R anti-submarine helicopters made by Lockheed Martin Corp unit Sikorsky. Local media has reported the US had rejected the sale as not being in line with the island’s needs. But asked in parliament about recent changes to Taiwan’s purchases of...