USS Barry Transits Taiwan Strait

November 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of National Defense stated today (21) that the second US destroyer sailed from north to south through the Taiwan Strait and then continued to travel south. The Ministry of National Defense pointed out that during the U.S. ship’s southward journey through the Taiwan Strait, the National Army used joint intelligence, surveillance, and…

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Taiwan Updates Submarine Program

November 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “President Tsai blessed the start of national construction of submarines? The two red zone equipment has not yet been approved for export.” The Navy Command clarified today (22) that the media reports were untrue. The description is as follows: 1. The National Defense and Intelligence Committee of the…

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Taiwan Denies Submarine Force Poor Morale

November 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports of “the morale of the submarine team is depressed,” the Navy Command stated today (1) that the content of the report was purely speculative and inconsistent with facts. The Naval Command further stated that the submarine national construction project has completed the contract for major and minor equipment and…

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DSCA Approves MQ-9B for Taiwan

November 3, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of four (4) Weapons-Ready MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of…

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Taiwan Issues Statement on Submarine Construction

November 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that the submarine nation-building was delayed, the director of the Haifa Center resigned, the Naval Command said today (2) that the contents of the report are false and inconsistent with the facts, as follows: The submarine state-building case is currently running smoothly according to the planned schedule, and under…

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DSCA Approves Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems for Taiwan

October 26, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of up to one hundred (100) Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems (HCDS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.37 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification…

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