U.S. Navy Aegis cruiser, refused to sell second-hand (Photos)
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Suao BEIJING, June 2, according to Taiwan media reports, Taiwan’s navy has four Kidd-class destroyers, Aegis-class warships, but still as a favorite, but the status of Taiwan-US negotiations and “not optimistic.” It was noted that Taiwan’s navy had hoped Kidd-class destroyers cf mode, hope that the U.S. agreed to decommissioning Ticonderoga-class Aegis cruiser over to Taiwan, but the U.S. Navy has recently rejected.
the U.S. Navy said in an informal way of reply, does have the old Ticonderoga cruisers out of active service, to be sealed, and currently under implementation, but not transferred to other countries and regions program. Informed sources said the U.S. military informally rejected Taiwan’s military is not surprising.
active duty U.S. Navy Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer ships with a total of Ticonderoga guided missile cruisers two. It is understood that the Taiwan Navy anti-submarine warfare based on the needs of even the Aegis ship can be equipped with helicopters; tonnage of the larger Ticonderoga missile cruiser was originally designed to have a helicopter base, smaller tonnage of no old Burke-class destroyers, not until recent years, only two Burke-class newly built SH-60B helicopter hangar, but in new funding for high Burke-class, second-hand old Ticonderoga-class comparison cheaper.
addition to the Taiwan Navy cruiser that has the opportunity to buy second-hand the reason is that in July last year the initiative to invite the U.S. Navy for the first time “legislators,” Lin Yu-fang tour with Zhou Xun Shou An Titan CG-54 cruiser, was in the harbor Another park with a Burke-class destroyer, the matter in a way be interpreted as a positive sign of US-Taiwan arms sales.
units within the Navy was questioned, however, even if purchased second-hand Aegis cruiser, radar combat system still need to update, though it is for Taiwan to upgrade the system, the amount spent is very high, the cost-effectiveness also to be assessed.
Taiwan Friendship voyage perform each task of the Navy, by the Wuyi Road in the oil supply ship missiles, but only a number, is not conducive to the overall Navy mission planning, the military has long been an idea to increase, according to that the Navy has earmarked about 50 billion budget, the size of the cf Wuyi Road, on the island on their own construction of a second supply ship, started from next year budget is expected to be completed within three years service, which is the largest in recent years, Taiwan’s self-Navy shipbuilding program.
It is understood that the procurement of new ships almost identical specifications and Wuyi Road, but will make some detail changes, if nothing unexpected happens to be built over by the number of units ship responsible for the Wuyi.