US, Taiwan, Japan Drone Fleets to Share Real-Time Data

It has been reported by the Financial Times that the United States (US), Japan, and Taiwan have agreed to share real-time reconnaissance drone fleets data to strengthen military coordination.

Notably, during the Trump presidency, the US announced more than US$5 billion (S$6.7 billion) in arms sales to Taiwan, including four aerial drones worth US$600 million, meant to upgrade the island’s capabilities and discourage a Chinese invasion.

Further according to the Financial Times, US would allow those aircraft to integrate into the system that US forces in the region and the Japanese Self-Defence Force will use.

The report added that this would enable the US and its partners to simultaneously observe all the information gathered by the unmanned aerial vehicles.