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Shipbuilding exhibition illustrates Taiwan’s challenges

16th September 2016 - 04:04 GMT | by Charles Au in Kaohsiung


Super Typhoon Meranti, which caused a one-day postponement of Taiwan’s first ever shipbuilding exhibition – the Kaohsiung International Maritime & Defence Exhibition – perhaps portended the headwinds the country faces in fielding modern warships.

The inaugural event organised by the Taiwan Shipbuilding Industry Association intended to convince the government and Ministry of National Defense that local companies are fully qualified to build indigenous warships and digital solutions for future defence systems.

About 50 local shipbuilding businesses attended the show, plus nearly a dozen foreign companies such as Raytheon, DCNS, Thales, L-3 and FLIR or their Taiwan proxies also participated. 

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Charles Au


Charles Au

Charles was born in Malaysia, but educated in Taiwan. He is currently based in the …

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