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ADAS 2016: Taiwan’s coast guard commissions cutters

22nd September 2016 - 09:25 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) commissioned a pair of what it called ‘1,000t’ cutters in Kaohsiung on 21 September. 

In fact, there displacement is actually 2,018t, indicating that the CGA is deliberately downplaying their actual capabilities.

The two vessels, Taitung (CG-133) and Pingtung (CG-135), measure 87.6m long and have a 12.8m beam. Their twin engines offer a top speed of 24kt and 6,000nm range.

Their armament includes a 40mm gun, 20mm autocannon, two 5.56mm T75 machine guns and a water cannon with 120m range. The ships have a fire control system and FLIR developed indigenously. 

The ships also have a

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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