The China Post
Date: March 31, 2015
By: Kaohsiung, CNA
President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday reiterated Taiwan’s determination to push ahead with its
domestic submarine program to modernize its fleet and bolster the country’s defense capabilities.
“We aim to acquire new-generation submarines to safeguard our costal frontier,” Ma said at a ceremony at which two military vessels – Taiwan’s first home-grown stealth missile corvette and a new supply ship – were put into service.
“Submarines are the most significant weapon for a country in building naval defense capabilities. The military absolutely needs to acquire (new) submarines,” he said. [FULL STORY]