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Thu Sep 28, 2023, 07:35 PM Sep 2023

Taiwan reveals first domestically made submarine in defence milestone [View all]

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.
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.
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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