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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Taiwan’s largest missile ship goes into service

Tuo Chiang FSTaiwan’s largest-ever missile ship went into service yesterday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernise its military in response to a perceived threat from China.

Ma praised the corvette’s “stealth and speed” at the ceremony involving hundreds of naval officers and said it “reflects the determination by the military to defend national security”.

Armed with 16 missiles, the ship will strengthen Taiwan’s defence capabilities.

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