Taiwan’s New Corvettes Boast Stealth Capabilities Comparable to Fishing Boats

The Navy plans to acquire five more Tuo Chiang-class corvettes
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 09:55 AM, March 28, 2024
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Taiwan’s New Corvettes Boast Stealth Capabilities Comparable to Fishing Boats
Delivery ceremony of Tuo Chiang-class corvettes to Taiwan's Navy on March 26, 2024.

The Taiwanese Navy’s newly inducted Tuo Chiang-class corvettes, An Chiang and Wan Chiang, have a radar cross-section as small as that of a fishing boat.

President Tsai Ing-wen oversaw the formal induction of two indigenous corvettes into the Taiwanese Navy's fleet at Suao Harbor in Yilan County on March 26.

These vessels, manufactured by Lungteh Shipbuilding Co., mark the completion of a six-vessel order. The Tuo Chiang-class corvettes boast stealth technology that reduces their radar cross-section to the size of a fishing boat, Taiwan’s media reported, citing analysts.

These vessels are equipped with a formidable arsenal, including air defense missiles, anti-ship missiles, and advanced close-in weapons systems. They have a displacement of only 685 tons.

These corvettes are envisioned to play a crucial role in Taiwan's coastal defense plan, working in tandem with land-based missile systems to safeguard offshore territories and deter potential threats.

Additionally, plans are underway to acquire five more Tuo Chiang-class corvettes.

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