CSBC Chairman: Taiwan's indigenous submarine to be ready by Jan. 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chairman of Taiwan’s CSBC Shipbuilding Corporation, Cheng Wen-Lon (鄭文隆), speaking at an industry conference on Feb. 25 said that the completion of Taiwan’s...

Taiwan Indigenous Defense Submarine project nears construction phase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During a budget review session at the Legislative Yuan this week, the Committee of Foreign Affairs and National Defense discussed the indigenous defense submarine program ...

Taiwan President attends commissioning ceremony for two naval ships  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated on Thursday that the two newly commissioned frigates are a message to the international community that Taiwanese people will defen...

U.S. official raises doubts about design consultancy firm overseeing new submarine construction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. national defense official expressed skepticism about the credentials of Gavron Limited, a consultancy appointed to supervise the design of Taiwan’s new domest...

Taiwan's first amphibious assault vessel on schedule for 2021 launch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed its first ever amphibious assault vessel is on schedule to enter into service in 2021, during the Kaohsiung Internati...

Taiwan to complete first domestic submarine in 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The construction of Taiwan’s first-ever domestic submarine should be completed by 2025 following the spending of NT$49.3 billion (US$1.6 billion) beginning next year...

Experts from Japanese companies Mitsubishi, Kawasaki to join Taiwan submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Retired experts from Japan’s Mitsubishi and Kawasaki Heavy Industries will visit Taiwan next month to present a report on Taiwan’s domestic submarine program, r...

Taiwan’s new ocean research fleet to be delivered in June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – CSBC Corporation, Taiwan (台灣國際造船) held a steel-cutting ceremony to announce it had begun to build the third of three new ocean research vessels for Taiwan's Ministry o...

An ambitious future planned for defense shipbuilding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of the key strategic areas discussed at the Taiwan-U.S. Defense Business Forum in Kaohsiung on May 10 was Taiwan's shipbuilding industry. During the talks Liu S...

'Made-in-Taiwan' Amphibious Transport Ship to begin construction this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A spokesperson for the Taiwan Navy confirmed on April 16 that construction on the domestically produced Amphibious Transport Ship (塢運輸艦) would begin this year, and the shi...

Taiwan-US Defense Business Forum to be held in Kaohsiung May 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Defense Industry Development Association (TW-DIDA) announced that the “Taiwan-US Defense Business Forum” will take place at the Grand Hi-Lai Ho...

Taiwanese Intl. Shipbuilding Corp. wins bid for military's amphibious assault and transport ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The domestic shipbuilding industry has taken a stride forward with the announcement that a Taiwanese company has successfully received a contract from the government to bu...

Taiwan announces plan to build own submarines

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says the island will build its own submarines to get around China's efforts to prevent it from purchasing such craft from overseas. ...

Vessels in Kaohsiung Harbor break loose during Typhoon Meranti

Up to 10 vessels in Kaohsiung Harbor broke loose from their moorings amid high seas caused by Typhoon Meranti as it moved off the coast of southern Taiwan Wednesday. One of the vessels was a cargo ...

CSBC opens submarine development center

A submarine development center established by the state-owned shipbuilder CSBC Corp. Taiwan opened Monday, with the aim of participating in the country's indigenous defense submarine (IDS) program....