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Taiwan Military Space

In October 2002 it was reported that the US had agreed to "conditionally" share its military satellite data with Taiwan. Once linked to the US Defense Support Project" (DSP) satellite system, Taiwan would be able to allow up to seven more minutes in advance while its Patriot anti-missile weaponry prepared to intercept any incoming missiles. The Taiwan military plans to set up ground stations over the next five years to plug Taiwan Patriot systems to the US military satellite system. Beijing may interpret the initiative as a further step towards a military alliance between the US and Taiwan which it regards as part of its territory.

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