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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.
Estimating Taiwanese Military Power
August 01, 2018

Estimating Taiwanese Military Power

By Ian Easton
How well would Taiwan be able to defend itself against a Chinese attack?

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.

US Agrees to Supply Taiwan With Advanced Torpedoes
September 09, 2016

US Agrees to Supply Taiwan With Advanced Torpedoes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The United States is purportedly ready to approve the sale of MK-48 heavyweight torpedoes.

Taiwan Sets Up Submarine Development Center
August 04, 2016

Taiwan Sets Up Submarine Development Center

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The center is expected to design Taiwan’s first indigenous diesel-electric submarine by the end of the year.

Taiwan to Upgrade 2 Submarines
April 06, 2016

Taiwan to Upgrade 2 Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Taiwan’s navy is moving forward with a life extension program of two diesel-electric submarines.
US Approves New Taiwan Arms Sale Package Worth $1.83 Billion
December 17, 2015

US Approves New Taiwan Arms Sale Package Worth $1.83 Billion

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Obama administration authorizes first arms sale to Taiwan in four years.

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