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Pentagon tells Congress of plans to sell HIMARS to Taiwan

The U.S. State Department reportedly has informed Congress it plans to sell modern artillery systems to Taiwan. The story was first reported by Reuters, which cited its sources in the Trump administra

The U.S. State Department reportedly has informed Congress it plans to sell modern artillery systems to Taiwan.

The story was first reported by Reuters, which cited its sources in the Trump administration, said that the State Department recently approved the potential sale of a truck-based rocket launcher made called a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System to Taiwan.

The advanced artillery system, commonly known as HIMARS, is a lightweight mobile launcher, transportable via C-130 and larger aircraft for rapid deployment. HIMARS consists of a launcher loader module and fire control system mounted on a five-ton truck chassis. A specialized armored cab provides additional…

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