At the current time, the U.S. and Taiwan to negotiate for the supply of the new fighters Taipei Party F-16. A final decision on the deal should be taken before October 1, 2011. Previously, some Taiwanese military claimed that the United States will likely block the deal, fearing the deterioration of relations with China. With all this the representatives of the U.S. side in the talks have already offered Taiwan advanced upgrade package 146 obsolete F-16, standing in service of the country.
The package will include the modernization of radar with an active phased array SABR or RACR, production Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, respectively. Thanks to the modernization of Taiwan will get the F-16 inferior to the native functionality only with the same aircraft were in service with the Air Force in Saudi Arabia. Yet, Taiwan and insists on buying new fighters, claiming that its security is under threat in the criteria of China's growing military power.
According to Cornyn, who leads the Voice of America, the administration of U.S. president would risk being stranded. If Obama will block the sale of fighter jets to Taiwan, it will be obliged to approve it as part of the military budget for 2012 monetary year, which begins Oct. 1, 2011. The fact is that the president will veto the entire defense budget of the United States to block sale F-16. In this case, all South American military projects will not receive funding that will affect U.S. national security.
It must be emphasized that Congress is increasingly supported the implementation of the fighters to Taiwan. According to Cornyn, the prohibition of the transaction will cause a severe blow to the Taiwan, a fundamental ally in the region, as would deprive the United States itself 2.3 thousand additional jobs that are needed for the production of 66 F-16. In April 2011, 45 of the 100 members of the U.S. Senate wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to approve the deal with Taiwan. The letter stated that the delivery will allow fighters to save military balance in the region in the near future there has been a severe advantage to China.