US conference boost for submarines plan

‘EXTREMELY ENCOURAGING’:The US-Taiwan Business Council president said that the presence of 19 Taiwanese companies at the conference marked the highest-ever number

Taipei Times
Date:  Oct 08, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

Taiwan’s plan to build its own submarines might have received a boost from the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference that concluded on Tuesday.

“The program now has a trajectory to it that is increasingly encouraging,” US-Taiwan Business Council president Rupert Hammond-Chambers said.

Speaking at the closing press conference, he said that Taiwan’s defense policy was moving toward increased domestic involvement and development.

“That direction fits with the notion of Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program,” Hammond-Chambers said.     [FULL  STORY]

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