Taiwan’s indigenous assault vessel on track for planned launch says Taiwan Navy official
By: Scott Morgan,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed its first ever amphibious assault vessel is on schedule to enter into service in 2021, during the Kaohsiung International Maritime and Defense Expo on Sept. 27.
A Taiwan Navy official told confirmed to U.K. defense and security intelligence firm Jane’s that the project is going ahead on schedule.
Taiwan International Shipbuilding Corporation (CSBC) was awarded the contract for the amphibious assault vessel in April, after a public tender process, reported Taiwan News.
The new vessel comes at a time when the Taiwan armed forces are going through a period of modernization, with large swathes of money being attributed to indigenous development projects, like submarines. [FULL STORY]