Taiwan’s navy submarines will be the first to be equipped with Harpoon anti-ship missiles with a range of 120 km
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Bangkok, Thailand Post, February 23, citing Taiwan’s United Daily News reported that Taiwan’s navy will begin the first submarine equipped with anti-ship missiles, upgrading Taiwan to the mainland defense capabilities.the
United Daily News said that the Navy in 2008 purchasing US-made Harpoon missile, test fired in the United States has recently been completed and are ready to install in Taiwan’s two Dutch-built submarines.
report quoted an anonymous naval sources said, “these two missile submarines will be preparing for next year. Allegedly over 30 pieces of missiles with a range of 120 km, given the lack of long-range strike capability before the submarine. Taiwan’s navy consistent with the media to discuss weapons procurement policy, declined to comment on the report. Taiwan frigates and F-16 fighters have been equipped with “Harpoon”, but in 2008 purchased a submarine-launched missiles, was sales to the contents of the first part. The military signal amounted to $ 6.5 billion, causing a strong protest in Beijing. The arms sales also includes advanced “Patriot interceptor missiles and Apache attack helicopters.the
reported that the 2008, pro-mainland China Ma Ying-jeou came to power, to promote cross-strait ties, so that more mainland tourists travel to Taiwan, after Taipei and Beijing relations have made substantial improvement. But Beijing still considers Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and, if necessary, will be recovered by force. China reiterated on many occasions that if Taiwan declares formal independence, will be entering Taiwan by force, making Taiwan began to seek more advanced weapons, most of these weapons from the United States. (Compiled: Spring Breeze) ★