Last P-3C plane said arriving in July

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 23, 2017
By: Lo Tien-bin and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The last of Taiwan’s order of 12 Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft is expected to be delivered in July, a Ministry of National Defense official said.  [FULL  STORY]

The US-made aircraft is to be unveiled at a ceremony that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is expected to attend, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The Chinese submarine fleet is large and equipped with high-tech weaponry, so a three-pronged counterattack from air, sea and undersea units and modern submarines would be essential to prevail in a military conflict, the official said.

The Orion aircraft are to be the backbone of the nation’s marine patrol warfare capability, the official said.    [FULL  STORY]

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