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Taiwan No.1 to world's best: NCKU to expand ship testing tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the “national-level ship testing tank” on Friday (Feb. 25), an event attended by gover...

Navy chief defies calls from KMT to freeze submarine building budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Navy head Chiang Cheng-kuo (蔣正國) said the country’s domestic submarine program must forge ahead despite pushback from opposition Kuomintang (KMT) legislators ...

Analyst says Taiwan’s subs will be ‘sitting ducks’ for PLA Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Geopolitical analyst Uwe Parpart has thrown doubt on the efficacy of Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program, saying the vessels will likely be “sitting ducks in...

Taiwan TV show reveals image of submarine keel-laying ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When Taiwan held the official “keel-laying” ceremony for its first indigenous submarine last month, reporters were not invited, but a military television show ...

Deep dive into Taiwan’s secret submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been secretly collaborating with at least seven countries over the past few years to build its indigenous submarine fleet. An investigative report from Reute...

Taiwan's torpedo shortage could affect submarine program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan pushes to expand its underwater naval capabilities with an indigenous submarine fleet, a persistent problem lies beneath the surface — a torpedo shortage. ...

Taiwan holds keel-laying ceremony for first indigenous submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The construction of Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine reached a new phase Tuesday (Nov. 16) with an official “keel-laying” ceremony. While submarine...

Taiwan sent submarine to drills near disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan sent its aging Hai Lung submarine to participate in defense drills near its disputed South China Sea island of Taiping, according to a report published by the Minis...

Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine to launch in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The launch of Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine and the delivery of heavyweight torpedoes by the United States are expected to take place earlier than first schedu...

Taiwan says European countries helping with submarine project

European countries are providing help for Taiwan’s indigenous submarine project, the island’s defense ministry said, in a rare admission that the sensitive program is not getting assistanc...

Taiwan bolsters South China Sea deployments, gets US submarine parts approval

Taiwan’s newly-appointed defense minister said on Wednesday (March 17) it has strengthened deployments in the disputed South China Sea and that the United States has approved the export of sensi...

Key components for Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine approved for export

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Key technologies necessary for Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine that are unavailable in the country have received the necessary export licenses, Defense Minister ...

US approves export of sonar system for Taiwan's domestic submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States has approved an export license for a digital sonar system to be installed on Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine, Vice Defense Minister Chang Che-p...

Taiwan president condemns KMT freeze on CPTPP and defense budgets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Opposition action to cut or freeze budgets for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and for defense will cause misunderstandin...

Taiwan Coast Guard to commission indigenous corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will commission its first Tuo Jiang-class stealth corvette this week in another sign of progress for Taiwan’s shipbuilding secto...