The Republic of China (ROC) Navy appears to be moving forward with a long awaited program to build diesel submarines in Taiwan. A domestic submarine program—which was aborted under former President Chen Shui-bian’s administration—reportedly has been resuscitated in President Ma Ying-jeou’s second term. While talk of an indigenous submarine program is nothing new, interest in […]Read more "CB 033012: Taiwan Navy Sailing Ahead with Indigenous Submarine Program"
Images and media reports about new types of submarines appearing in recent months have generated a lot of interest in China’s evolving submarine force. While the magnitude of such developments remains to be seen, since much depends on the submarines’ tested capabilities, these rare glimpses provide important clues about the development of China’s subsurface force […]Read more "CB 102210: China’s New Submarines and Deployment Patterns: Aimed at South China Sea?"
The recent revelation of a Second Artillery Corps Force (SAC) facility that is under development in China’s southern coastal province, Guangdong, and the “unprecedented” maneuvers undertaken by the combined naval fleets of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in the South China Sea are only the latest in a string of developments that suggest changes in Chinese […]Read more "CB 080510: PLA Posturing for Conflict in the South China Sea?"