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Taiwan navy launches 5th guided missile corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The navy has witnessed the launch of its fifth Tuo Chiang-class guided missile corvette, also known as an “aircraft carrier killer,” reports said Wednesday (Oc...

Taiwan Navy to acquire 2nd guided missile corvette next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy is expected to take delivery next week of the second Tuo Chiang-class guided missile corvette, also known as an “aircraft carrier killer,” reports sai...

Taiwan Navy to have fleet of 10 Tuo Chiang corvettes by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy expects to have 10 Tuo Chiang-class corvettes before 2026, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced recently. The MND said the fourth to sixth ships ar...

Taiwan Navy launches third Tuo Chiang-class corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy launched its third Tuo Chiang-class corvette in a special ceremony on Thursday (Feb. 16). Deputy Navy Commander Hu Zhan-hao (胡展豪) and his wife attend th...

Taiwan to arm Tuo Chiang corvettes with more Hsiung Feng III missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has decided to outfit later Tuo Chiang-class corvettes with additional Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missiles. The MND said that out ...

Taiwan Coast Guard Administration launches two new offshore patrol vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) held a launch ceremony for two new ships on Thursday (Oct. 5) at the Jong Shyn Shipbuilding shipyard in Kaohsiung. The Anping-class...

Taiwan Navy to acquire 3rd guided missile corvette by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy’s third Tuo Chiang-class guided missile corvette, also known as an “aircraft carrier killer,” will take to the water by the end of December, rep...

Taiwan defense ministry announces plans to build 10 more Tuo Chiang-class corvettes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has announced plans to build 10 more Tuo Chiang-class corvettes in order to strengthen the nation’s asymmetric warf...

US, Taiwanese warships seen in Taiwan Strait as Chinese ships lurk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos surfaced on Wednesday (Aug. 31) showing Taiwanese warships joining U.S. cruisers in the Taiwan Strait, while Chinese naval vessels shadowed them nearby. The webs...

Taiwan Navy dismisses report claiming upcoming drill meant to resolve ship's technical issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Naval Command on Sunday (June 12) dismissed a UDN report claiming an upcoming naval drill was to resolve target tracking issues on the Tuo Chiang-class corvette, the T...

Taiwan starts construction on 2nd Tuo Chiang-class corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan started construction on a second Tuo Chiang-class corvette in Yilan County on Wednesday (Oct. 6). The new corvette is being built in partnership with shipbuilder...

Taiwan’s defense capabilities are better than suggested

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND) Annual Report 2021 was published this week and, on the face of it, made for pretty grim reading. Whereas last year, the report...

New Taiwanese warship to be commissioned into Navy on Sept. 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newest Tuo Chiang-class corvette, the Ta Chiang, will be commissioned on Sept. 9 at Suao Port on September 9. A ceremony will be held that day to celebrate the ship...

New warship to be handed over to Taiwan Navy Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military personnel have announced that the latest Tuo Chiang-class corvette, the Ta Chiang, has completed operational evaluations and will be handed over to the ...

Military analyst praises Taiwan Navy's new corvette for its survivability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) analyst Shu Hsiao-huang (舒孝煌) has described Taiwan’s new Tuo Chiang-class corvette as "mobile, stea...