Taiwan media said the purchase of second-hand frigates to create the idea of ??Aegis destroyers is difficult to achieve
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Western and Taiwanese media recently revealed that Taiwan’s navy hope The U.S. Navy purchased eight second-hand, “Perry” class frigate, and as a platform for the installation of “Aegis” system, to create a number of “small Aegis” warships. But Taiwan’s “China Times” analysis said that Taiwan hopes to buy second-hand frigates introduction of the “Aegis” technology to achieve the idea of ??converting.
intends to build “small Aegis”
January 10, according to Agence France-Presse reported that Taiwan hopes to buy eight second-hand from the United States, “Perry” class frigates, frigates and want to install these advanced “Aegis” system. Allegedly, these “Perry” class frigates will be used to replace the existing old frigate, and the Taiwan navy’s expansion, “Perry” class fleet. Prior to the introduction of the United States by Taiwan’s technology, the construction of eight “successful” level (Taiwan’s production of “Perry” class) frigates.
Taiwan’s “China Times” on January 11 that Taiwan’s navy was looking forward to the introduction of the installation of “Aegis” system “Perry” class frigate, to make up for the Taiwan Navy’s air defense capability there has been insufficient defects. 15 years ago, Taiwan’s navy to begin cooperation with the United States, in the “success” class frigate on the modified “advanced combat system”, and plans continued construction of four known as “Little Aegis,” the frigate. However, the “small Aegis’ plans for investment up to NT $ 30 billion and abortion.
displacement too difficult to integrate
“Perry” class frigate in the U.S. Navy in a “second-rate goods”, primarily for anti-submarine alert. This service since the 1970s, warships, the U.S. Navy in the old product, is the latest in an even, year of manufacture is 1989, more than 20 years ago. This old warship’s hull to withstand the massive transformation, it is doubtful.
addition, the “Perry” class frigate is designed to level 70, not only did not use stealth technology, power system is also lagging behind. “China Times” pointed out that this frigate propulsion system of single-axis once damaged, can only rely on low-speed navigation support systems, and its focus on turbine placement is a big risk, once the problem is very easy to “lie nest.”
now equipped with “Aegis” system destroyer is also the smallest displacement of 6,000 tons, and “Perry” class frigate full load displacement is only 3,000 tons, then lead to “small Aegis,” abortion plan One of the reasons is because make huge “Aegis” system integrated into the hull on the technical difficulty too small, the resulting cost too much.
Taiwan was forced to buy U.S. used ships
Taiwan’s military there are other options. For example, the U.S. military Zeng You will, “Perry” class modified into a “regional air defense ship” program, it follows the “Perry” class original propulsion system, but a deeper draft, displacement is greater. Ship unit can be installed both front and rear 52 vertical launch system, but the main anti-aircraft fire still rely on the original MK-92 launcher arm, compared with a search radar SPS-49 two Wei Leida. “China Times” that this “Perry” dress ship “Aegis” system solution is better. In addition, the U.S. Navy to build the latest anti-terrorism Littoral Combat Ship is one of the options, but the U.S. military needs more, Taiwan can only be waiting in line.
worth mentioning is that Taiwan’s navy battleship is a large part of the U.S. Navy’s “second-hand goods”, on the one hand, reflecting Taiwan’s arms purchase to rely on the helplessness of the United States; the other hand, the United States do not want to sell advanced equipment, and willing to provide the goods out of consideration. Because of demand in the United States, Taiwan can only let the “mercy.” For example, as Taiwan’s two main naval “Kidd” class destroyer, is the result of 伊朗巴列维 dynasty ordered “unfinished ship.” This does not exclude the United States took the opportunity to be “ruthless black” a possibility.