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BlueWavePsych

(2,635 posts)
Thu Sep 28, 2023, 08:35 PM Sep 2023

Taiwan reveals first domestically made submarine in defence milestone

Source: Reuters

Taiwan unveiled its first domestically developed submarine on Thursday, a major step in a project aimed at strengthening the island's defence and deterrence against the Chinese navy, though it won't enter service for another two years.
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President Tsai Ing-wen, who initiated the plan when she took office in 2016, showed off the first of eight new submarines on Thursday in the southern city of Kaohsiung.

"In the past, a domestically developed submarine was considered an impossible task. But, today, a submarine designed and manufactured by our country's people sits before our eyes," Tsai said, adding that it would play an important role in strengthening the navy's "asymmetric warfare" capabilities.
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The indigenous submarine programme has drawn on expertise and technology from several countries - a breakthrough for diplomatically isolated Taiwan.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-reveals-first-homegrown-submarine-defence-milestone-2023-09-28/





Asymmetric naval warfare capabilities will be key.
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Taiwan reveals first domestically made submarine in defence milestone (Original Post) BlueWavePsych Sep 2023 OP
"...it won't enter service for another two years." LudwigPastorius Sep 2023 #1
They would be better off spending the money somewhere else as even 20 subs won't be able to do much cstanleytech Sep 2023 #2
I beg to differ, MarineCombatEngineer Sep 2023 #3
Their submarine fleet was definitely in need of replacement. Angleae Sep 2023 #4
Gato Class diesel boats? MarineCombatEngineer Sep 2023 #5
"Gato Class diesel boats?" basically EX500rider Sep 2023 #6

LudwigPastorius

(9,080 posts)
1. "...it won't enter service for another two years."
Thu Sep 28, 2023, 10:40 PM
Sep 2023

Too bad, because I think Xi is going to start some shit before then.

cstanleytech

(26,196 posts)
2. They would be better off spending the money somewhere else as even 20 subs won't be able to do much
Thu Sep 28, 2023, 11:26 PM
Sep 2023

if China was to ever attack them.

MarineCombatEngineer

(12,237 posts)
3. I beg to differ,
Thu Sep 28, 2023, 11:44 PM
Sep 2023

that 1 sub can do extensive damage to any Chinese troop ships and Naval vessels crossing the
Straits, surface to surface missiles, torpedoes, drones will do a lot of damage to the Chinese Navy, and then there's the Taiwanese Air Force, they're a potent force also, and lest we forget, there will be the US Navy and Japanese Naval forces, along with possibly the Filipine Navy engaging Chinese Naval forces.

It definitely won't be an easy task for the PLAN to invade Taiwan and I suspect that the Chinese Navy would have a date with Davy Jones' Locker.

Angleae

(4,478 posts)
4. Their submarine fleet was definitely in need of replacement.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 12:02 AM
Sep 2023

4 boats, 2 dating from the early 80s, the other 2 fought in WW2 (as USN)

EX500rider

(10,779 posts)
6. "Gato Class diesel boats?" basically
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 03:58 PM
Sep 2023

World War II era submarines that were upgraded under GUPPY II program.
Former U.S. Tench-class & Balao-class submarines.

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