Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Taiwan Will Build Its Own Submarine Fleet Because Nobody Is Willing To Sell Submarines To Taiwan Because Of China

Bloomberg: Taiwan Launches Homegrown Submarine Program to Counter China

* CSBC Corp. expects to deliver fully equipped vessel by 2024
* ‘You need to help yourself before getting help,’ Tsai says

President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan had no choice but to build its own submarine fleet as she promoted a deal to deploy the first vessel in less than a decade.

Tsai touted the contract with CSBC Corp., Taiwan, on Tuesday during a visit to a naval base in the southern city of Kaohsiung as a necessary step to improve the island’s defenses. The company plans to deliver the first diesel-electric model in 2024, with deployment expected a year or two later.

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More News On Taiwan Announcing That It Will Build Its Own Submarine Fleet

Taiwan announces plan to build own submarines -- Defense News/AP
Taiwan to Build Its Own Submarine, President Vows on Visit to 50-Year-Old Vessel -- Reuters
Taiwan hoping to launch home-grown submarines within a decade -- Focus Taiwan
Taiwan President Announces Start of Domestic Submarine Program -- USNI News
Taiwan Launches Submarine Building Project to Boost National Defense -- Sputnik
Taiwan to buildits own submarines -- Star Online
Taiwan to build first submarine amid tensions with China -- International Business Times
Taiwan Has to Build its Own Submarines Because Nobody Is Willing to Anger China -- Popular Mechanics

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