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Taiwan Mass Producing New Long-Range Missile
March 26, 2021

Taiwan Mass Producing New Long-Range Missile

By Steven Stashwick
The announcement followed January tests and included news of three more missiles in development.

Taiwan Starts Production of First Domestically Made Submarines
November 28, 2020

Taiwan Starts Production of First Domestically Made Submarines

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai Ing-wen called the submarine production crucial to Taiwan’s development of asymmetric warfare capabilities.
Taiwan’s Overall Defense Concept, Explained
November 03, 2020

Taiwan’s Overall Defense Concept, Explained

By Lee Hsi-min and Eric Lee
The concept’s developer explains the asymmetric approach to Taiwan’s defense.

Is Taiwan Looking to Diversify Its Defense Partnerships? 
May 20, 2020

Is Taiwan Looking to Diversify Its Defense Partnerships? 

By Eleanor Albert
While the U.S. remains far and away Taiwan's biggest source of arms, other countries could be important partners as well.

Time for Taiwan to Scrap the Indigenous Diesel Submarine
November 30, 2019

Time for Taiwan to Scrap the Indigenous Diesel Submarine

By Michael A. Hunzeker and Joseph Petrucelli
The stakes are too high for Taiwan to waste money on outdated programs.

Taiwan’s Difficult-Yet-Viable Indigenous Submarine Project Needs Cross-Party Support
November 20, 2019

Taiwan’s Difficult-Yet-Viable Indigenous Submarine Project Needs Cross-Party Support

By Yawen Tsao
Han Kuo-yu’s controversial comments on the submarine project spark a backlash.

Taiwan Unveils Model of Indigenously-Designed Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
May 09, 2019

Taiwan Unveils Model of Indigenously-Designed Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The model was revealed on May 9 during a groundbreaking ceremony for a submarine shipyard in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.
Taiwan’s Indigenous Submarine to Be Based on European Design
September 26, 2018

Taiwan’s Indigenous Submarine to Be Based on European Design

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Taiwan’s future diesel-electric attack submarine fleet will be based on European design, according to local media reports.

Taiwan’s Future Submarines Should Be Unmanned
August 31, 2018

Taiwan’s Future Submarines Should Be Unmanned

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
Taiwan faces a steep learning curve in building submarines, but it has proven expertise in unmanned systems.

India, Japan to Submit Design Proposals for Taiwan’s New Indigenous Submarine
July 12, 2018

India, Japan to Submit Design Proposals for Taiwan’s New Indigenous Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Indian and Japanese defense contractors, next to two European and two U.S. firms, are submitting design proposals for Taiwan’s future submarine fleet.

Taiwan Reaches Preliminary Deal to Upgrade 2 Diesel-Electric Subs
May 25, 2018

Taiwan Reaches Preliminary Deal to Upgrade 2 Diesel-Electric Subs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Taiwanese government and Dutch firm RH Marine reached a deal to upgrade two diesel-electric submarines.
US Grants Licenses to Help Taiwan Build Fleet of Attack Subs
April 11, 2018

US Grants Licenses to Help Taiwan Build Fleet of Attack Subs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Department of State has approved U.S. defense contractors to sell licenses for submarine technology to Taiwan.

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