Despite China’s opposition, Taiwan’s navy says it is preparing to take delivery of two frigates
November 3, 2015
By: News Desk
Taiwan expects to shortly finalize an arms deal with the United States for the purchase of two frigates.
Kyodo News reported the country’s defense minister as saying Tuesday that his navy is prepared to receive the ships.
Kao Kuang-chi told the Legislative Yuan — Taiwan’s parliamentary body — that, “our navy staff is ready to get them.”
Despite opposition from China, the U.S. has already passed a bill into law authorizing the sale of four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan, which will get two in 2016 if it can finalize terms by the end of this year. [FULL STORY]