Taiwan Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    Mattis denies State Department’s request for Marine security in Taiwan

    1 hour ago https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/ne...tments-request-for-marine-security-in-taiwan/

     
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    in case you didn't know
    US State Dept. approves aircraft support package for Taiwan amid China tension https://www.defensenews.com/global/...upport-package-for-taiwan-amid-china-tension/
     
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    Some interesting developements

    Kaohsiung Maritime 2018: CSBC reveals further details of LPD on order for Taiwan
    https://www.janes.com/article/83450...ls-further-details-of-lpd-on-order-for-taiwan

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    Kaohsiung Maritime 2018: Taiwan coastguard acquires four 125 m vessels from local shipbuilder
    https://www.janes.com/article/83396...res-four-125-m-vessels-from-local-shipbuilder
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    now noticed
    Navy research vessel docks in Taiwan amid tensions with China https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...sel-docks-in-taiwan-amid-tensions-with-china/
     
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    I think the F-16 upgrades are long overdue. But Taiwan needs something more than that. I'm not sure if it's worthwhile to spend a lot of money on other air assets though. Like late generation F-15s or the F-35. Regardless of what the Taiwanese do, their airstrips will be highly vulnerable in case of attack. I think they would be better off investing in anti-air missile defenses.
     
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    Taiwan takes delivery of first locally upgraded F-16 https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/10/22/taiwan-takes-delivery-of-first-locally-upgraded-f-16/

     
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    Second arms deal with US likely before year’s end

    The US should approve another round of arms sales to Taiwan by the end of the year, following a US$330 million deal last month, US-Taiwan Business Council president Rupert Hammond-Chambers said.

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    “It’s reasonable to argue that there will be another congressional notification before the end of this year,” Hammond-Chambers said at a news conference before the opening of the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday.

    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2018/10/30/2003703305
     
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    Locally made armored vehicles to defend cities in Taiwan ::

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    Prototypes of an armored vehicle developed by Taiwan have passed tests and will soon enter mass production and will form the bulwark of the resistance by ground forces against the Chinese army in the event of an invasion, said an official with the island’s Defense Ministry.

    Taiwan newspapers reported that four prototypes of the Clouded Leopard eight-wheel armored vehicle series equipped with a 30mm chain gun had passed tests in 62 categories conducted by the ministry’s Armaments Bureau this month.

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    However, the results of two subtests were not satisfactory and were pending analyses. Still, a total of 284 vehicles are expected to be made in the coming years to form battalions to defend Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung and other urban centers.

    It was also reported that Taiwan had ordered Orbital ATK 30mm Mk44 Bushmaster II cannons from the Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems to be mounted on the new armored vehicles.

    A prototype turret built on this requirement was spotted in May 2015 and unveiled to the public in August 2017. Compared with the army’s existing CM-32 models armed with 40mm automatic grenade launchers, the 30mm cannon offers better anti-tank capabilities and precision firing.

    An infantry fighting vehicle variant with a two-man turret is also slated for mass production in the near future. In addition to the infantry carriers, other planned variants include command vehicles, reconnaissance vehicles and mortar carriers, which can be configured with either an 81mm or 120mm mortar.

    The Defense Ministry stressed that the mass production of the new indigenous armored vehicles would complement the M1A2 tanks being procured from the United States. In July, the military announced plans to allocate NT$30 billion (US$969.4 million) to procure 108 M1A2 tanks from the US.

    Taiwan had considered purchasing up to 200 M1A2 tanks, but settled on 120 second-hand M1A1 tanks for funding reasons.

    In July this year, Taiwan purchased 108 M1A2 tanks from the US to replace its aging CM-11 Brave Tiger and M60A3 TTS battle tanks.

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    interestingly,
    Pentagon official urges Taiwan to boost defence spending in face of possible attack by mainland https://www.scmp.com/news/china/pol..._term=Editorial - Military - Early Bird Brief
    • David Helvey says the self-ruled island ‘must have resources to modernise its military’
    • Accuses Beijing of attempting to ‘erode Taiwan’s diplomatic space’ at defence industry conference
    UPDATED : Wednesday, 31 October, 2018, 12:01pm
     
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    noticed
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/mil...retreat-inch-it-commissions-us-made-submarine
    ‘We won’t retreat an inch’: Taiwan enlists US-made submarine hunters to repel Beijing threats

    • The two guided missile frigates offer superior anti-submarine performance than the island’s existing Chengkung-class frigates
    • President Tsai Ing-wen ‘determined to safeguard the Republic of China in Taiwan as well as our free and democratic living style’
    UPDATED : Thursday, 08 November, 2018, 10:29pm
     
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