President reiterates Taiwan’s push for local submarine program

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

  President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday attended the ceremony held at Navy's Zuoying base in Kaohsiung. (CNA)


President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday attended the ceremony held at Navy’s Zuoying base in Kaohsiung. (CNA)

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]

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