Taiwan’s submarines hit targets with SUT torpedoes in Navy drill

Live-fire torpedo exercise comes 13 years after previous firing

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/15
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Chien Lung-class submarine (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Navy Chien Lung-class submarines fired German surface and underwater target (SUT) heavyweight torpedoes in a drill off the coast of southeastern Taiwan on Wednesday (July 15), successfully hitting and sinking the target ships.

The live-fire exercise, which was the first of its kind in 13 years, was part of the 36th annual Han Kuang military exercise, which began Monday (July 13) and will last until Friday (July 17).

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