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Taiwan to search overseas for frigate radars

18th September 2020 - 20:32 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


According to Taiwanese media reports, the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) has approached both Raytheon and Thales for shipborne AESA radars for its future guided-missile frigates, after dissatisfaction with a locally developed type.

The European and American companies have been asked to brief the ROCN on what phased-array radars they have available for 4,500t-class warships.

Thales is producing the Sea Fire 500 for the French Navy’s new frigates, while Raytheon makes the AN/SPY-6, though it is unclear how each company will respond to the Taiwanese RfIs.

While US companies are willing to sell advanced defence equipment to Taiwan

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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