Taiwan’s secret development of 900-ton offshore patrol vessels to counter the mainland boats
Taiwan’s navy has plans to build 30″ Guanghua 6 “missile boats
newspaper correspondent/Quang Tri
Taiwan media recently revealed that Taiwan’s 2010″ defense “budget book served legislative bodies, the accidental harm to the Taiwan Navy is developing a secret 900-ton offshore patrol vessels. Under the plan, Taiwan’s navy will build 12-16 new patrol vessels.
can carry eight anti-ship missiles
According to Taiwan media, Taiwan Navy developed a new frigates, the standard displacement of 900 tons, maximum speed about 32 sea miles, the sea life about 12 days, part of the coastal missile frigates, but there are also large missile boats taste. This type of ship is a double hull ship, about 40 meters, with stealth capability, can be equipped with 8 “Treasures 2″ or “Treasures 3″ anti-ship missiles and artillery, etc., with 45 soldiers.
In fact, the DPP was in power, Taiwan’s navy had plans to build 30 “Guanghua 6″ missile boats, serving more than 20 years to phase out the “Seagull”-class missile boats. However, the boat in the development process of many problems. First found in the bid to build the ships and the companies are profit-making behavior of the military, delays in the progress of the development; Second, the design parameters have obvious shortcomings, the prototype boat has been participating in the “Han Kuang” military exercise in Chiayi bag stranded in Hong Kong and can not quickly turnaround.
view of this, the Taiwan Navy Vice “chief of staff,” CHAN Wing during his tenure, the secret to begin the design of the new frigates.
hot pursuit of continental missile boats
Originally, the Taiwan Navy combat ships as small quantity, but also equipped with advanced missile, once shook the region, but As the service time is too long, and now most of the relatively old. In 2004, the mainland People’s Liberation Army 022 stealth missile boats into the military production, the Taiwan Navy is very worried because this type of boat, once relying on land-based and sea-based forces to support its anti-ship missile saturation attack and blocked the ability of the region are very strong , not only in the Strait on the other side may be a threat to the big ship, but also in the “small small” battle, but also the formation of absolute advantage. To this end, Taiwan’s navy has always wanted to build new ships to defend the PLA’s 022 missile boats.
Ma Ying-jeou came to power, despite the increasing ease of cross-strait situation, but the Taiwan-based “defense strategy” needs, or to speed up the construction pace of new missile frigates, the purpose is to deal with the mainland People’s Liberation Army 022 stealth missile boats.
die hard combat capability across the Taiwan Strait situation
military experts pointed out that in the long run, Taiwan’s navy actively building new ships, does not change the military balance across the Taiwan Straits and gradually move the mainland and gradually sloping trend. Because as the continent’s overall national strength, the development of advanced weapons capability is also growing, Taiwan’s navy would like to maintain the “quality advantage” considerable difficulties. Currently, foreign media are speculating in mainland China will build aircraft carriers, indicating that the future for Taiwan, mainland China navy navy advantages will become more apparent.
the other hand, the mainland is currently the Navy’s submarine has an absolute advantage in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s navy is difficult in a short time to catch up. In recent years, Taiwan’s navy has always wanted to buy diesel-powered submarines, but the U.S. has stopped production of conventionally powered submarines, the submarine has to worry about Taiwan also.