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Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Taiwan launches first domestically built LPD

14th April 2021 - 01:36 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Yu Shan is launched by CSBC Corporation. (CNA)

Taiwan continues to upgrade its navy with domestically built vessels, and a new LPD is now on the horizon.

Taiwan launched its first indigenously designed LPD, Yu Shan, in Kaohsiung on 13 April. The 10,600t vessel being built by CSBC Corporation is named after the tallest peak in Taiwan, and it is the largest naval vessel to be constructed in Taiwan.

President Tsai Ing-wen and Defence Minister Chiu ...

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