Navy to run with domestic submarine program

RENOVATIONS:Navy Chief of Staff Hsiao Wei-min said that work to overhaul two 70-year-old submarines was proceeding well, contrary to concerns from a lawmaker

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 02, 2015
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Navy officials yesterday said the Ministry of National Defense will go ahead with its domestic submarine program, and several Taiwanese shipbuilders are seeking collaboration with foreign companies to undertake the work.

More than 20 US and European companies have expressed interest in working with Taiwanese counterparts to build new submarines for the Republic of China Navy, Deputy Chief of the General Staff Admiral Pu Tze-chun (蒲澤春) said at a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee.     [FULL  STORY]

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