- Written by Jayanta Kalita
- Category: Asia
Taiwan is reportedly buying 300 Patriot missile systems from the United States to strengthen its air defense against a possible invasion by China. The Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s airspace have increased in recent months. Taiwan’s next-year budget would include the purchase of 300 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile systems from the US, Hong Kong-based news agency Apple Daily said. This would take Taiwan’s arsenal of PAC-3 missiles to 650 by 2027.