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Military Trends, Technology, and International Developments => China => Dissent & Breakaway Regions => Topic started by: Ayoshi on August 21, 2019, 03:57:41 AM

Title: CGA patrol ship development program
Post by: Ayoshi on August 21, 2019, 03:57:41 AM

600-ton patrol ships being built in Kaohsiung for Taiwan coast guard
2019/07/18 19:24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve 600-ton patrol cutters are being built by Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corp (中信造船) for Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) as part of its patrol ship development program, the Liberty Times reported on Thursday (July 18).

The Coast Guard's patrol ship development program has a budget of NT$42.6 billion (about US$1.4 billion) to build 141 new vessels between 2018 and 2027. If the navy’s new ship plan is included, Taiwan will have a total of 238 new vessels in the pipeline with total budget of NT$180.3 billion, the news outlet said.

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According to CommonWealth Magazine (天下雜誌), each 600-ton ship would be equipped with a rocket shell system developed by National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (中山科學研究), making it "the most powerful patrol ship."