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Taiwan’s coast guard outlines 10-year buildup

29th August 2017 - 04:53 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei


Taiwan’s Executive Yuan approved the Coast Guard Administration’s TWD$50 billion ($1.7 billion) ‘Forward-looking Vessels Buildup Plan’ on 23 August, which will see 141 cutters – including 12 coast guard versions of the Tuo Chiang-class catamaran (pictured above) – join the fleet by 2027.

This major expansion plan was proposed by Minister of the Coast Guard Administration Lee Chung-Wei. 

This plan underscores Tsai Ing-wen administration’s intention to accelerate the capability of Taiwan’s maritime forces under the belief that the coast guard will serve as an auxiliary navy beneath the command of the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) in time of

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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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