Minister reaffirms military’s commitment to local submarine program

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/12/23

Taipei, Dec. 23 (CNA) The military is committed to its locally- developed submarine program and once

Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) (CNA file photo)

progress is made, it expects other countries to express interest in making submarine deals with Taiwan, Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) said Friday.

Feng admitted that investing in the research and development of a local submarine involves considerable risk, but added that it might also attract interest from other countries to sell Taiwan arms.

At that time, the Ministry of National Defense will decide whether to continue with the program to build submarines or purchase them from overseas, Feng was quoted as saying by Chen Ching-tsai (陳慶財), a member of the Control Yuan, the government watchdog body.

Led by Control Yuan President Chang Po-ya (張博雅), Chen and other Control Yuan members visited the Executive Yuan on an inspection tour earlier Friday.    [FULL  STORY]

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