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  • 9 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Taiwan Navy is planning to buy two warships from the US Navy, according to the Agence France-Presse. The warships will be Perry-class frigates, which are estimated to be worth up to USD 5.6 billion. The purchase is part of Taiwan Navy’s efforts to modernize their forces and replace the Knox-class frigates that had retired. [mappress] […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Industry news

    Taiwan Navy plans to ask national government to sponsor procurement of 8 new submarines within the next two months, reports Agence France-Presse referring to United Daily News. Reportedly, three countries offered Taiwan submarines; however, it is not disclosed what states want to deliver them. As an option, Taiwan was offered assistance in submarine construction or […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Taiwan Navy commissioned today two Cheng Kung-class frigates at the Zuoying base in Kaohsiung. The vessels in question are ex-USS Taylor and ex-USS Gary, bought by Taiwan from the US in 2016. They have been renamed Ming Chuan and Feng Chia. The former US Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates were commissioned by Tsai Ing-wen, President of […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Taiwan is starting construction of a new facility that will allow the country to build its own submarines. The ground breaking ceremony for the construction yard was held in the southern port city of Kaohsiung on May 9 and was attended by Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen. Construction of the facility begins after the US approved […]

  • 1 July 2016

    A Taiwan Navy vessel fired a “carrier-killer” anti-ship missile towards China during an exercise on Friday morning. A Chin Chiang-class Taiwan Navy patrol boat fired the Hsiung Feng III missile which did not reach China but instead killed one fisherman and injured three more as it struck a fishing boat on its way down. The […]

  • 3 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Taiwanese defense ministry plans to kick off designing and building of own submarines, reports Defense News referring to deputy defense minister Chao Shih-chang. As for him, Taiwan still has not received eight American submarines which were promised back in 2001, and started to consider proposals of national shipbuilders. In particular, local CSBC Corporation repeatedly […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Two former U.S. Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, ex-USS Taylor (FFG 50) and ex-USS Gary (FFG 51), are expected to arrive in Taiwan this week, according to local media reports. The frigates are expected to arrive at Zuoying Military Harbor in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung May 13, and later join the Navy’s 146th fleet, which is tasked […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $60 million contract modification for work on the delivery of torpedoes and related support services for the navies of the US and Taiwan. Half of the purchases under the contract are reserved for Taiwan, while 47 percent is for the US Navy with remaining three […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded VSE Corporation a contract worth up to $74 million to reactivate two former U.S. frigates prior to their delivery to the Taiwan Navy. Under this contract, VSE will manage the industrial work, logistics and crew training for two Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, the ex-USS Taylor (FFG 50) and ex-USS Gary (FFG […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    China’s ministry of foreign affairs has voiced its opposition to foreign countries supporting the development of Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program. Speaking at a press conference on January 14, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China “firmly opposes arms sales to Taiwan by any country and military links in any form between any country and Taiwan.” “We […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Taiwan has kicked off construction of three Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes and four next-generation minelayers in a ceremony attended by the country’s president Tsai Ing-wen on May 24. The three catamaran corvettes are being built by Lung Teh Shipbuilding and will displace 680 tons at a length of 65 meters. They will armed with Hsiung […]

  • 15 September 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Taiwan to Buy Warships from US Navy Taiwan Navy is planning to buy two warships from the US Navy, according to the Agence France-Presse. The warships will be Perry-class frigates, which are estimated to be worth up to USD 5.6 billion. The purchase is part of Taiwan Navy’s efforts to modernize their forces and replace […]

  • 25 March 2011

      CAE today announced it has been awarded a series of military contracts in more than 10 countries and valued at approximately C$100 million, including: a contract with the United States Navy to build P-3C training devices for the Taiwan Navy; a contract with the United States Navy to perform a major upgrade on an […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Training & Education

    International military students from America’s partner nations are learning how to become Navy Divers at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC), Panama City, Fla. The international students are eligible for five courses of study taught throughout the year: The International Diving course, Navy Diver “A” school, Medical Department Diving Officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal […]

  • 9 July 2018

    The US Navy has sent two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers through the Taiwan Strait in what is the first such move since July 2017. The passage of USS Mustin and USS Benfold was first reported by Taiwanese media and later confirmed by the Taiwan defense ministry and US Navy officials. The Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua […]

  • 25 January 2019

    The US Navy has sent a destroyer and a replenishment oiler through the Taiwan Strait on January 24, in the third such move in four months. US Navy ships previously made the transits in October and November 2018. The ships involved in the Thursday’s operation were destroyer USS McCampbell and replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. […]

  • 7 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Taiwan’s navy has successfully tested a new radar-absorbent coating, the country’s first “stealth” technology material, local media are repo… (paintsquare) [mappress] Source: paintsquare, July 7, 2011;

  • 17 July 2017

    China has urged the U.S. to abide by the One-China after the U.S. Congress passed a bill which could see the U.S. Navy reestablish port calls between the US and Taiwanese navies. The $696 billion defense policy bill, passed on Friday, allows the US Defense Secretary to look into the feasibility of a renewed U.S. cooperation […]

  • 29 April 2019

    The US Navy has sailed two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers through the Taiwan Strait on April 28. The maneuver was carried out by the USS Stethem and USS William P. Lawrence in what a US 7th Fleet spokesperson described as a “routine Taiwan Strait transit, in accordance with international law”. Sending ships in tandem through the […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The Taiwanese Navy has unveiled a prototype road-mobile launcher carrier for the supersonic Hsiung Feng III (Brave Wind) anti-ship cruise missile at the biennial Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE), Defence News writes. The Hsiung-feng III missile is designed in such a way that it can be operated as a ship-to-ship, land-attack or […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Transas Marine Pacific and its local partner Mercuries Data Systems (MDS) have secured a multi-million contract from the Taiwan Coast Guard Administration for installation and commissioning of the National Coastal Surveillance System. The mission-critical system is based on the Transas Navi-Harbour software employing advanced features for accurate detection, tracking and identification of small and high-speed […]

  • 11 January 2017

    South Korea, Japan and Taiwan have all scrambled jets in the past 36 hours to intercept China’s military aircraft and the Liaoning aircraft carrier and its strike group as they returned from a training deployment to the South China Sea. Taiwan’s ministry of defense on Wednesday said that China’s aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to retrofit state-of-the-art propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy’s Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel. The 93-metre-long vessel, built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, Italy in 1995, carries out operations in domestic waters as well as the South China […]

  • 30 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Submarine-launched Harpoon missiles will soon become operational on Taiwan’s Hai Lung-class submarines since the United States began delivery of the anti-ship cruise missiles to Taiwan this year, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Tuesday in a report. Namely, the MND submitted a report on bilateral cooperation between Taiwan and the U.S. to the Legislature’s […]

  • 6 June 2018

    French and UK Royal Navy ships will be joining their US counterparts in challenging China’s territorial claims in disputed regions of the South China Sea, the two countries’ defense ministers have announced. The announcement was made at the Shangri La security dialogue in Singapore which was attended by French defense minister Florence Parly and the UK […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Taiwan conducted  trials of its longest range ship-to-ship missile within a month of China, the Ottawa informs citing a report. Therefore, the conducting of trials  marks bringing of Taiwan’s first aircraft carrier into service. The missile can reach a range of 400 kilometers, tripling the speed of sound, The United Daily News reports. The […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines and More to Discuss Active OPV Requirements at Offshore Patrol Vessels Asia-Pacific 2012 Admiral Datuk Mohd Amdan bin Kurish, Director General, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has recently come on board the largest and most important OPV gathering of Coast Guards and Navies in the Asia-Pacific region. The MMEA […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought second-hand, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, designed in China and built […]

  • 13 July 2011

    Taiwan has not rejected the option of dispatching navy vessels to protect Taiwanese fishing boats in the future, the Ministry of Foreign Aff… By Nancy Liu (focustaiwan) [mappress] Source: focustaiwan, July 13, 2011;