Taiwan Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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  1. druid198405
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    Is the National Interest a good source of information, I've read many of their articles and some of them seem a little fantastical. I hope Taiwan doesn't get the Abrams, anyone who have been to Taiwan knows it's a bad idea for a 70ton tank, now a Japanese tank might be better. I hope they just upgrade the tanks they have or just build more of their Cloud Leopard APC/IFV's and spend more money on the Navy or Air Force.
     
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    I believe the current Taiwan regime needs something more modern than what what their old tank arsenal to attract new and younger recruits into their already depleting armed forces.
     
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    I would focus on what the article said.

    "Yen said that the tanks would provide the last line of defense against a Chinese invasion. Besides immediately improving Taiwan’s combat readiness, he indicated that the sale would also involve technology transfers that could enhance the country's domestic arms industry."

    If Taiwan did purchase any Abrams, my guess is that they would be used less in open warfare in difficult terrain. Hence the term "last line of defence".

    Also, Taiwan may be looking more at the potential for the technology transfers. Hence being "interested" in purchasing Abrams, i.e. the country is thinking whether it can get something other than big tanks.

    Err, that very much depends on how many personnel and how much equipment is landed, and whether the landing area(s) is/are completely secure and can be indefinitely defended. MBTs could be very useful in re-taking a landing area.

    Well, Taiwan already has a load of those. Although I expect they'll continue to buy more over the years.
     
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    32 vls and 16 ssm isn't too bad for a 5000 ffg.
     
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    now noticed (dated May 16, 2018)
    Taiwan Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Its New Missile-Toting Stealthy Catamarans http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...of-its-new-missile-toting-stealthy-catamarans
    ... goes on below due to size limit
     
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    continuation of the article from the post right above:
    gee it's not over yet due to the size; source: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...of-its-new-missile-toting-stealthy-catamarans
     
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    the article from the preceding posts ends with
    it's http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...of-its-new-missile-toting-stealthy-catamarans
     
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