Taiwan’s F-16 Jets To Receive US-Made AGM-154 Bombs

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Taiwan inched closer to receiving more advanced ground-attack capabilities for its fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets after the Pentagon awarded a manufacturing contract this month. The United States approved the foreign military sale of AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) glide bombs six years ago. The contract to produce 50 of the munitions was officially given to Arizona-based Raytheon Missile Systems, a subsidiary of RTX Corp., on February 2, according to the U.S. Defense Department. Taiwan, which has 139 F-16 fighters, will soon become the largest operator of the airframe in Asia following the pending delivery of 66 more jets...