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Taiwan awards contract for 11 corvettes

14th December 2018 - 03:31 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei

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Taiwan awarded a TWD16.4 billion ($541 million) contract for 11 ‘High-Performance Ships’, otherwise known as the Tuo Chiang-class corvette, to Lung Teh Shipbuilding earlier this month.

With construction commencing next year, the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) will receive all 11 wave-piercing catamaran hulls before 2026 via two build phases. The first ship will launch in 2021.

Based on evaluations with the sole Tuo Chiang-class corvette, the displacement of these new corvettes will increase from 600t to 700t, with a lengthened hull to improve buoyancy. The propulsion system will be replaced by a new model, and the inappropriate

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