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New transport ship highlights Taiwan’s improving defense industry

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New transport ship highlights Taiwan’s improving defense industry

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The amphibious multimission vessel, named the Yu Shan, is the latest example of Taiwan's growing self-reliance in defense.

Constructed by state-backed shipbuilder CSBC, the 153-meter-long ship will replace the navy’s only in-service amphibious transport dock — the Hsu Hai, which was transferred to Taiwan in 1999, having first entered service with the U.S.Navy in 1971.

Amid the growing threat of a Chinese invasion, Taiwan’s navy has taken delivery of its largest locally built warship — an amphibious multimission vessel named the Yu Shan — in a move highlighting Taipei’s push to strengthen its domestic defense industry and make the island more self-reliant.

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Author / Journalist: Gabriel Dominguez

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: Subscription Amphibious Enjoy Sites Navy First Content Page List Plan Comment

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Published Date: 2022-10-03, 16:45:15

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