Procurement: Pretending To Not Deceive China

Archives

February 9, 2010:  Taiwan is buying twenty EC 225 helicopters, for about $37 million each, from Germany. This is a civilian version of the Super Puma, and is primarily used for search and rescue. The 11.2 ton, twin engine, EC 225 can carry up to 25 passengers. Top speed is 200 kilometers an hour and endurance is 3-4 hours. Only three helicopters are being purchased at first, to see what the Chinese reaction is. China has been increasingly hostile to countries that sell military equipment to Taiwan. The EC 225 is a civilian helicopter, but can easily be converted, by Taiwanese firms, to military use. If the Chinese come down too hard on Germany (a major exporter to China), Taiwan may not get the other 17 EC 225s.

 

Article Archive

Procurement: Current 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

wreath  

Christmas is around the corner. StrategyPage needs your help to make it a merry one for our content elves. Because of falling ad revenues and the owners of the site wanting you to have a good experience, the content elves may recieve no gifts from Santa Dunnigan.

What can you do to help the content elves have a merry Christmas? There are three possibilities:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..

Drake appreciates any help you can give him.

Subscribe   Contribute   Close