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Taiwan navy adds two new warships vs China

News Summed Up 2018-11-08 05:30:00

Taiwan navy adds two new warships vs Chinahome/News/World/Taiwan navy adds two new warships vs ChinaKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan: Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen vowed Thursday that the island would not “concede one step” in defending itself as she inaugurated two frigates bought from the United States aimed at boosting Taipei’s naval capabilities against China. The two Perry-class guided missile frigates were officially commissioned in a ceremony at Zuoying base in southern Kaohsiung city. China’s “military actions in the region not only attempt to weaken Taiwan’s sovereignty but will also damage regional peace and stability,” Tsai warned Thursday. The ships will be deployed to patrol the Taiwan Strait, the narrow waterway that separates the island and China, according to the navy. According to Taiwan’s navy, the warships have “high mobility, high sea resistance and low noise” and are fitted with the SQR-19 sonar system currently used by US navy.