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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Proposed Taiwan warship makes low-key debut

HsunhaiAn image of a proposed warship equipped with stealth technology and advanced weaponry published in Taiwan on Monday may have been released to gauge public opinion ahead of further development, a government source told Kyodo News on Tuesday.

The computer-generated image, which appeared in the Taiwan edition of the Apple Daily newspaper, is available for public viewing at the Armed Forces Museum in Taipei, as well as in a booklet accompanying the museum's naval exhibition, which opened April 1.

The newspaper said the vessel would pose a substantial threat to China's burgeoning naval capability, including aircraft carriers.

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