Taiwan has spent nearly 50 billion of the United States and Japan seeking to build submarines and plugging Japan.


Taiwan has spent nearly 50 billion of the United States and Japan seeking to build submarines and plugging Japan.

Taiwan's "Ministry of Defense" budget submission to the "Legislative Yuan" shows that the Taiwan Navy has four new ship building plans next year, with a total budget of more than 100 billion yuan (NT$; NT$1, or NT$4.5), which is described by the Taiwan media as "a rare masterstroke in recent years". Among them, a total budget of 49.36 billion yuan and 7.52 billion yuan will be allocated for the second phase of the "submarine made in China". According to Taiwan's Wangbao on the 10th, a person familiar with the arms industry said that Taiwan's "submarine made in China" may eventually be "the United States-Japan alliance", that is, the United States is responsible for the combat system, Japan as a submarine platform, and no matter what the name of participation, "Japan is bound to win.

According to Taiwan's China Times on the 10th, Taiwan's leader Cai Yingwen pointed out that "self-help, now our determination and confidence, international friends see it" when he took part in the unveiling of the "New Navy Sailing" monument. According to the report, the submarine configuration design in Taiwan is still in the stage of inviting tenders. The information about the Japanese team's participation is highly sensitive, including rumors that Japanese technicians have been stationed in southern Taiwan to guide welding technology, which the Taiwan Navy has denied. However, authoritative sources revealed that the DPP leader Qiu Yiren had been invited to visit submarines in Japan, and he had a great influence on the decision-making of the "national security" system of the Cai English authorities.

Japan uses the "iterative method" for submarine construction, and launches a new class of submarine on the basis of the previous class about every 20 years. The current "dragon" level is highly automated, and the most famous one is its propulsion system. To be able to operate quietly, each submarine is equipped with four independent air-independent propulsion systems that allow the submarine to move underwater for up to two weeks.

Taiwanese media said on the 10th that some people in the Green Camp had tried hard to procure submarines from Japan, or seek technical cooperation, or the United States to buy Japanese submarines and resell them to Taiwan, which can be said to have been discussed and tried. Japan once wanted to sell 12 "dragon" class submarines to Australia, and finally failed. Some green camp people want the United States to buy "Canglong" from Japan and then install the U. S. military system to resell to Taiwan. According to the article, Taiwan's top military officials initially believed that Japan would not offend the mainland for submarine orders, but did not rule out the possibility of technology transfer in zero attachments. However, in April this year, Taiwan's "presidential palace" confirmed that the United States has officially issued the Taiwan "submarine made in China" technology, components export license. In this way, the Japanese team will have no scruple, darkened into light, clearly expressed the "inevitable" determination.

As far as Japan is concerned, it is economically and militarily advantageous to participate in the submarine case under the cover of the United States, the China Times said. Militarily speaking, Taiwanese and Japanese submarines have the effect of blocking the mainland's naval forces, and mainland submarines go to sea, from Japan to Taiwan this line, underwater systems can be detected; economically, the follow-up maintenance and logistics of submarines can earn decades.

Unlike the DPP authorities, public opinion on the island is worried about the US-Japan joint effort to help Taiwan build submarines. A retired military official familiar with naval shipbuilding management said that because the Taiwan Navy had not built ships for many years, management personnel had long been drained, and it is now doubtful whether so many managers can be found in four shipbuilding projects at one breath. The China Times said that the United States and Japan jointly controlled the development of Taiwan submarine's strength. But if Japan really wants to do so, it must be cautious, otherwise it will probably anger the mainland. Fu Yingchuan, executive director of the China Strategic Society, wrote that although Taiwan's "made in China submarine" is technically optimistic, its strategic prospects are uncertain, because the "national army" and the PLA's submarine combat capabilities are not at the same level. The strength of the two sides is very different. Another worry is the serious friction between China and the United States. The US side has touched the bottom line of the one-China principle on the mainland by passing the Defense Authorization Act and the Taiwan Travel Law at sensitive times. Therefore, the United States exports technology to Taiwan. For Taiwan, it is "not to win the profits, but to suffer first." (Cui Mingxuan, a special correspondent in Taipei)


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