Submarine Problems: Why Taiwan Might Not Be Able to Get New Boats Anytime Soon
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David Axe

Security, Asia

Trouble.

Key point: Taipei needs a good navy to deter Beijing. However, between Chinese pressure and a lack of domestic capabilities, Taiwan may struggle to get new subs.

Taiwan has broken ground on the shipyard that could build the country’s first new submarines in nearly 40 years. But the island state’s defense minister signaled uncertainty about whether, and how fast, the navy might actually get new undersea boats.

This first appeared in 2019 and is being reposted...

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