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IMDEX Asia 2019: First Taiwanese submarine to be ready in 2026

10th May 2019 - 03:45 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei

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Taiwan’s Indigenous Defense Submarines (IDS) will be built in a new facility inside the grounds of the CSBC Corporation in Kaohsiung harbour in southern Taiwan, with a ground-breaking ceremony held there on 9 May.

Three buildings will be erected by CSBC. Besides a utility building, the two ship block construction and assembly buildings will feature roofs to prevent hostile nations from collecting data via satellite imagery.

On the occasion of the ground-breaking event, CSBC handed over a scale model of an IDS submarine to a Republic of China Navy (ROCN) representative.

The proposed diesel-electric submarine will displace 2,500-3,000t, and it

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