Taiwan’s best chance to stop a forceful takeover by China is to prevent the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) coming ashore. That makes the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) a crucial area of investment in terms of financial resources, research and development, and industrial capability.
Taiwan is serious about boosting its indigenous warship building capability while pursuing innovative designs across various platforms.
The aircraft carrier is a potent symbol of military power. But its utility is constrained by several factors
Taiwan’s navy charts a new course with the addition of its newest ship.
Taiwan’s participation in RIMPAC exercise is still far away from realization despite push from the U.S. Congress
It’s time for some good news from the military
New locally-built fast combat support ship AOE 532 Panshih (磐石) finished its sea trials and officially entered ROC Navy (ROCN) service on Friday, January 23, 2015. The 196 meters-long ship’s […]
The Tuo Jiang is a step in the right direction. However, a 20-year modernization plan for Taiwan’s armed forces fails to recognize the need to switch from a sea-control to a sea-denial navy.
What can Taiwan learn from a decade-old exercise in which the weaker party prevailed against its much more formidable opponent? The days when Taiwan could be confident that it had […]