Taiwan Readies Prototype of First Indigenous Submarine
Only a fraction of China’s huge sub fleet, it’s envisioned as a ‘poison shrimp’
By: Jens Kastner
Seven years in the making, Taiwan’s prototype of its first self-built diesel submarine is being readied for early sea trials in the southern port city of Kaohsiung in early October, a significant achievement, as the government has for decades sought to build up a submarine fleet but struggled to realize its goal. Its principal arms suppl…
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