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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 Really Buying the ‘Wrong’ Weapons?
March 31, 2020

Is Taiwan Really Buying the ‘Wrong’ Weapons?

By Corey Lee Bell
Taiwan’s defense procurement strategy makes a lot more sense when viewed through the lens of the U.S. factor.

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The stakes are too high for Taiwan to waste money on outdated programs.

US Says Taiwan Defense Spending to Rise With China Threat
August 16, 2019

US Says Taiwan Defense Spending to Rise With China Threat

By Associated Press
Washington expects Taipei to continue increasing its defense spending as Chinese security threats grow.

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.
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.

US Approves Sale of Advanced Torpedoes to Taiwan
July 01, 2017

US Approves Sale of Advanced Torpedoes to Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. government approved the sale of MK-48 heavyweight torpedoes to Taiwan as part of a larger arms package.
Taiwan to Build Own Attack Submarines Within Next 10 Years
March 23, 2017

Taiwan to Build Own Attack Submarines Within Next 10 Years

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Taiwan is moving ahead with plans to field a new fleet of domestically-built submarines within ten years.

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