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