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Taiwan invests in new corvette and minelayer classes

28th May 2019 - 07:22 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei


Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen attended a steel-cutting ceremony for a new corvette class at Lung Teh Shipbuilding near the Suao Naval Base on 24 May. Contracts for three corvettes and four minelayers were awarded to Lung Teh in November 2018 by the Republic of China Navy (ROCN).

The first corvette will be handed over to the navy by the end of 2021.

This High-Efficacy Vessel Follow-up Programme will spend NT$24.98 billion ($853.4 million) to build 8-12 new corvettes (previously known as the Tuo Chiang class).

Utilising stealth technology and a low radar cross-section, along with four Hsiung Feng III (HF-III)

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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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