Hong Kong media is interested in buying the Greece set by the German-made Type 214 submarine
the data for: 214 to some extent can be described as export-oriented 212 German submarines
Taiwan hybrid submarines harder and harder to Dayong
troops morale of long-term depression, new equipment even if the hand will become the “toothless shark
the reporter/Weidong Xu
the introduction of US-made submarine-launched missiles, the purchase channels of the new submarines. Recently, the submarine has once again become the Taiwan media, and the Taiwan military hot topic. “China Times” February 26, citing Taiwan’s military position, said the purchase of 214 submarine of the Greek Order of the German “purely media speculation”, but the Taiwan military has been very clear intention to do everything we can to the submarine force combat capabilities .
buy weapons before making platform
Taiwan’s navy were equipped with four submarines, two of them in service for 60 years “Gapi – H submarine is mainly used for training, “swordfish” class submarines, two of the last century, imported from the Netherlands in the 1980s to combat the main. In order to enhance the firepower of “swordfish” class submarines, Taiwan’s armed forces from the United States purchasing a batch of “Harpoon submarine-launched anti-ship missile is expected next year equipped with submarines. These missiles are “fire and forget” weapon, the use of submarine sonar data provided by the radar to the target parameters or other units, launched to combat the enemy ships. To purchase US-made submarine-launched missiles as soon as possible to enhance combat effectiveness, but can not solve the insufficient number of submarines and platform to the problem of aging, the Taiwan military is trying to purchased or built new submarines.
“Asia Week” recently published an article revealed that Greece had previously ordered the production of 214 German submarine, but now unable to pay the debt crisis, have been completed and in-built submarines are placed in the berth nobody cares. Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” has passed the Taiwan International Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Taiwan boats) to send technical personnel to Greece, Germany approached, but will eventually have to arrange the procurement by the United States. Taiwan is also trying to purchase from the Greek and German technology, the construction of submarine units ship with Taiwan, “Chinese Academy of Sciences, However, diesel engines and electronics, weapon systems from Germany, the United States, and therefore be regarded as Taiwan, Germany and the United States the tripartite build the hybrid submarine. Reported that Taiwan hopes to take this project to reinforce the shipbuilding capabilities, laying the foundation for the future to build more submarines.
Taiwan’s “Ministry of National Defense,” said the report was “purely media speculation”, but Lenovo Taiwan’s navy “give priority to the purchase of submarines from the United States, does not exclude other channels,” the statement, this hybrid submarine project is very may become the latest in a military procurement play.
sea deterrent to mention how much
public information display, 214 submarine length 65 meters and a displacement of 1800 tons, the highest underwater speed of 20 design 533 mm torpedo tubes capable of launching heavy torpedoes and submarine-launched anti-ship missiles. This submarine is also equipped with air-independent AIP engine, cruise underwater for a long time. It is worth noting that the submarines ordered by Greece podium equipped with a telescopic mast in the shell, integrated “Sphinx” radar. The radar transmit power and a phone is equivalent to the signal difficult to be intercepted, but the ability to distinguish well-matched with the high-power radar. Taiwan’s navy eventually bought the Greek version of the 214 submarine, its anti-ship, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering capabilities will be improved.
, however, rely solely on the purchase of new weapons and equipment may not be able to solve the Taiwan Navy’s submarine force predicament. According to Taiwan’s United Daily News disclosed, Taiwan submarine procurement project delayed for several years, has long been the impact of troop morale. Reported that the “Dragon” Captain Chen Jizong 2009 from the submarine into the sea dead, leave a shadow to the submarine force. In addition, the old submarine can not dress for the Taiwan military officers and men worried. According to informed sources in recent years, Taiwan’s navy after another submarine officer to apply for retired, some of whom also served as a captain, the “Rising Star” in the Navy, but now have to leave, we can see the cohesion of the submarine force has been better than in the past .
Some analysts pointed out by the international environment, the Taiwan military outsourcing submarine is very variable. Even Taiwan’s armed forces after some tossing a new submarine, long-term low morale also makes it a “toothless shark, it is difficult to play a deterrent role.share: