Taiwan gets US submarine-launched missiles: report
Published on Jan 8, 2014 3:34 PM
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan has received the first shipment of anti-ship missiles which it ordered from the United States for its submarines, strengthening their attack capability, a senior official was on Wednesday quoted as saying.
Taiwan ordered the Harpoon missiles in 2008 as part of a US$6.5 billion (S$8.3 billion) arms purchase which sparked strong protests from Beijing.
The island already has Harpoons installed on its frigates and F-16 fighter jets.
The first batch of such missiles for the navy's two Dutch-built submarines has been shipped to Taiwan, the state Central News Agency said, citing a recent report to a closed session of parliament by deputy defence minister Andrew Hsia.
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