US government approves equipment for Taiwan’s submarine production

24-Nov-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Taiwanese Navy said Sunday (November 22) that two items of equipment required to manufacture a submarine have been approved by the US and contracts signed with the American company involved.

On Tuesday, (November 24) President Tsai Ing-wen will preside over the CSBC’s submarine production commencement ceremony.

The Navy confirmed in a press release that submarine construction was on schedule. It pointed out the Control Yuan’s National Defense and Intelligence Committee reviewed the status of the domestic submarine project on September 25 and the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee visited the CSBC submarine manufacturing plant in Kaohsiung on October 26 to conduct an on-site inspection.

The Navy stated that CSBC has met all the requirements for production and is scheduled to begin on Tuesday (November 24). It added the US government recently approved two major items of equipment and that agreements have been signed with their manufacturers, CNA reported.


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