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Taiwan begins construction of 2nd light frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction of the anti-submarine warfare light frigate has begun, the Navy confirmed on Tuesday (Jan. 16). To strengthen its combat capabilities, the Navy has planned...

Taiwan upgrading Kang Ding-class frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kang Ding-class frigate Cheng De is currently undergoing a combat system enhancement, according to a source familiar with the matter. The ship is the first vessel t...

Taiwan begins construction of light frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ceremony will be held on Friday (Nov. 17) to mark the beginning of the construction for the Navy’s planned air defense light frigate, military officials announced ...

President Tsai, VP Lai praise Taiwan military on Armed Forces Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Sunday (Sept. 3), Armed Forces Day, expressed support for the military in separate Facebook po...

Taiwan's 1st light frigate prototypes to be completed by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first two of Taiwan’s planned light frigates will be built by October 2026 for a cost of NT$9.95 billion (US$312.05 million), CSBC Corporation general manager Ha...

Taiwan to begin installing domestic vertical missile launch system on Navy ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The domestically developed Hua Yang vertical missile launch system has passed operational tests and will be installed on Taiwan’s newer generation of Navy ships, mil...

Map shows pattern of China's intrusions into Taiwan's ADIZ in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Intrusions by Chinese military aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in June dropped slightly by 12% from May, but there were reports of Chines...

2 Russian frigates spotted off east coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday (June 27) said it had detected two Russian Navy frigates off the east coast of the country. ...

Taiwan to start building next-generation light frigates in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to begin work on two new next-generation light frigates in June. Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Co. (中信造船集團) on May 1 announced that it had secured a contrac...

Taiwan mass-producing advanced Hsiung Feng II missile variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsiung Feng II anti-ship missile currently in mass production is an advanced version that is more sophisticated than its predecessor, which is currently in service, a ...

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 to equip light frigates with extended-range anti-ship missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Navy will equip its new guided missile frigates with improved supersonic anti-ship missiles in order to increase their combat range, reports said Wednesday (Nov. 2). ...

Taiwan to begin constructing new light frigates next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin construction of the first two of eight new light frigates next year, with a budget of more than NT$24.5 billion (US$762.9 million). The Ministry of Na...

Taiwan to build fleet of at least 8 light frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has decided to build a new generation of frigates smaller than what was originally planned. According to the 2023 MND annual defe...