Taiwan begins construction of indigenous submarines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Nov. 24) vowed to protect the nation’s sovereignty at a ceremony marking the start of production on Taiwan’s first dom...

President to kick off construction of Taiwan's first indigenous submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be present as construction begins on Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine at a Kaohsiung shipyard on Nov. 24, the Presidential Offic...

Taiwan to begin construction of domestic submarine on Nov. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The construction of Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine prototype will officially begin on Nov. 3. A ceremony will be held that day at CSBC’s Kaohsiung ship...

Taiwan's indigenous submarine project enters rough waters amid coronavirus restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spilled over into the global financial market, the real economy and, surprisingly, Taiwan's indigenous diesel submarine (IDS) p...

Keelung set to build Taiwan's submarines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of Taiwan's largest state-owned shipbuilding company CSBC Corp., Cheng Wen-long (鄭文隆), confirmed on Monday (Nov. 25) that an industrial park for the count...

Travel to Hong Kong or Macau restricted for Taiwan submarine personnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Personnel working on the Indigenous Defense Submarine (IDS) have had to sign a "Defense Manufacturer Security Management" confidentiality agreement that forbids ...

Heping Island in N. Taiwan likely site for indigenous submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s domestic submarine project moves forward with a completed prototype expected as early as 2024, new reports suggest that northern Taiwan's Heping Isla...

Taiwan sending teams to Europe, US to verify submarine prototype components

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –As Taiwan’s indigenous submarine project approaches construction of the first prototype, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) is preparing to dispatch teams of expe...

Model of Taiwan's domestically-made submarine revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A miniature model of Taiwan's future indigenous submarine was unveiled on Thursday (May 9) at a groundbreaking ceremony on a new facility to build and repair the warships p...

Indigenous submarine production 'the only path' for Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indigenous submarine production is the only path for Taiwan, said President Tsai Ing-wen today (Thursday, May 9) at a submarine plant groundbreaking ceremony in Kaohsiung....

Taiwan officials to break ground on secret submarine facility on May 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) disclosed on Sunday (May 5) that a ground-breaking ceremony would be held for a secret facility to construct and repair Taiwan's domesti...

North Korea pitched state-of-the-art submarine system to Taiwan military: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan's first indigenous submarine project is underway, media reported the North Korean government years ago reached out to Taiwan's military in an attempt to sell ...

Taiwan completes 1st phase of indigenous submarine project: defense minister

The contract design phase of Taiwan's first indigenous submarine project has been completed and the prototype will be ready by 2024, Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) said Thursday. After a clos...

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...

China worries over Taiwan's submarine program, implores US, other nations not to provide tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program nears the construction phase for its first prototype, China is getting worried, and expressing its unease by issuing warning...