S.1539 - Taiwan Airpower Modernization Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 09/12/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||09/12/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1539 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/12/2011)
Taiwan Air Power Modernization Act of 2011 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) a critical element to maintaining peace and stability in Asia in the face of China's military expansion is ensuring a militarily strong Taiwan, (2) the United States has a statutory obligation under the Taiwan Relations Act to help Taiwan maintain sufficient self-defense capabilities, and (3) the proposed fighter aircraft sale to Taiwan would have significant economic benefits to the U.S. economy.
Directs the President to carry out the sale of no fewer than 66 F-16C/D multirole fighter aircraft to Taiwan.