Taiwan to send P-3C to patrol South China Sea

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-21

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed for the first time Monday that the military will

A P-3C sub-hunting aircraft. (File photo/CNA)

A P-3C sub-hunting aircraft. (File photo/CNA)

dispatch P-3C submarine-hunting aircraft on surveillance missions to the country’s territory in the South China Sea in the future.

In a report to the Legislative Yuan, the ministry said the military has already taken delivery of eight US-made P-3Cs, and another four will be delivered by the end of this year.

At present, the aircraft are mainly engaged in anti-submarine reconnaissance and joint surveillance in Taiwan’s surrounding waters and air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the MND said.     [FULL  STORY]

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