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Taiwan commissions warships amid Beijing threats
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:59:08 AM »
Taiwan commissions warships amid Beijing threats
By: The Associated Press     1 day ago

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/11/08/taiwan-commissions-warships-amid-beijing-threats/
 
The former frigate Oliver Hazard Perry when she was on trials in late 1977. Taiwan has continued to build the Perry-class frigates under license, outfitting them with new technology. (Bath Iron Works photograph from the National Archives)
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s president on Thursday commissioned a pair of guided-missile frigates that are expected to boost the island’s ability to counter Chinese submarines amid rising military threats from Beijing.

President Tsai Ing-wen attended the ceremony for the Ming Chuan and Feng Chia at a navy base in the southern port of Kaohsiung and reiterated Taiwan's determination to resist all threats, her office said.

The ships' commissioning "again sends a clear signal to the world and international society from the people of Taiwan," Tsai said, according to a text of her speech.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 10:06:02 AM »
Taiwan Navy to commission two U.S.-made Perry-class frigates
Ships will upgrade the Navy's anti-submarine capabilities

By Matthew Strong,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2018/11/07

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Navy will commission two Perry-class frigates on Thursday, strengthening its anti-submarine capabilities.

The PFG-1112 Ming Chuan and the PFG-1115 Feng Chia arrived in Taiwan in May last year after a journey from the United States, where they had served for three decades.

A ceremony at the Navy port of Zuoying in Kaohsiung on Thursday will mark the beginning of their active duty on behalf of Taiwan, with countering submarines as their prime task, the Central News Agency reported.

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