Taiwanese Navy Denies Corruption

April 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “Lafayette has upgraded counterfeit state-of-the-art, behind the scenes there are faction elders and arms dealers?” Yiqing, the Navy Command stated today (7) that the content of the report is purely speculative and not factual. The explanation is as follows: 1. The preparations for the establishment of various naval…

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Taiwan Reports Over 2900 Communist Aircraft ADIZ Incursions

April 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “the CCP’s military aircraft disrupted the Taiwan by as many as 5704 sorties last year,” the Air Force Command clarified today (2) that the total number of aircraft invaded our air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in 109 totaled more than 2900 sorties. The Air Force Command further pointed…

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Taiwanese Response to “Chinese Academy of Sciences can not meet the needs of the Navy”

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “the Chinese Academy of Sciences can not meet the needs of the Navy” B situation, the Naval Command today (16) explained as after: First, “new generation missile cruiser” related weapons and equipment configuration system in accordance with the navy’s operational needs design and planning, the ship equipped with…

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USS John Finn Transits Taiwan Strait

March 11, 2021 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit on March 10 (local time) in accordance with international law. The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere international…

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Curtis Wilbur Transits Taiwan Strait

February 24, 2021 – USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit February 24 (local time) in accordance with international law. The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere international law allows. Curtis Wilbur returned to…

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Taiwan Denies Navy Lacks Thermal Imaging Cameras

February 23, 2021 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “many naval ships lack infrared thermal imaging cameras, leading to insufficient day and night surveillance and target identification capabilities at sea”, the Naval Command said today (20) that the content of the report is purely speculative. 1. In view of the day and night maritime target surveillance and…

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John S. McCain Makes Another Taiwan Strait Passage

February 4, 2021 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Feb. 4 (local time) in accordance with international law. The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.

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Taiwan Update Ship Acquisition Plans

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports, “The National Army plans to complete 3 Tuojiang-class ships in 2025, and the President’s PO document has changed to 6 ships 2 years ahead of schedule.” The Naval Command’s explanation today (16) is as follows: The original plan of the army’s “high-efficiency ship follow-up ship” was planned to obtain…

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