News ID: 73256 |
Publish Date: 12:05 - 05 April 2017

Taiwan to Build Eight Submarines

Taiwan plans to build eight submarines to bolster its current fleet of four aging foreign-built vessels, a senior Taiwanese navy official said on Wednesday.

Taiwan to Build Eight Submarines
According to MANA, In our indigenous submarine project, we hope to be able to make eight submarines," Lee Tsung-hsiao, navy chief of staff, told lawmakers, confirming publicly for the first time the number of vessels being planned.
Cheng Wen-lon, chairman of state-controlled shipbuilder CSBC Corp Taiwan, which has been contracted to build the submarines, also told lawmakers that the initial design will be fully completed by early 2018.
Military and defense industry officials in Taiwan have said the first submarine is expected to go into operation within 10 years.
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