Taiwan to get US anti-sub aircraft P 3C

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  1. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    Taiwan to get US anti-sub aircraft in 2015 to defend itself from China


    Taiwan is on track to take delivery of 12 anti-submarine aircraft from the United States by mid-2015, a report said Wednesday, as it seeks to beef up its naval defences against China.


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    Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Hsu Pei-shan spelt out the timeframe when asked by a lawmaker about a possible delay in the delivery of the aircraft, the state Central News Agency reported.

    Washington agreed in 2007 to sell Taiwan the refurbished P-3C Orion patrol aircraft, which reportedly will expand the surveillance range of Taipei's anti-submarine fleet tenfold.

    The P-3C fleet, which will cost just under $2 billion, is intended to replace the island's ageing S-2T anti-submarine aircraft.
    Delivery of the first five of the 12 aircraft was originally set for 2012, followed by two others in 2013, four more in 2014 and the last one in 2015, according to lawmaker Ma Wen-chun of the parliament's defence committee.

    Ties between Taipei and Beijing have improved markedly since Ma Ying-jeou became Taiwan's president in 2008 on a China-friendly platform.

    However, Beijing still regards the island as part of its territory and has refused to rule out the use of force against self-ruled Taiwan. The two sides split in 1949 after a civil war.

    In response, Taiwan has built up a defence force equipped with weapons acquired mostly from the United States, despite Washington's switching diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979.

    Taiwan to get US anti-sub aircraft in 2015 to defend itself from China : Voice of Russia
     
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  3. LETHALFORCE

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    Should have bougth the P-8.
     
  4. natarajan

    natarajan Senior Member Senior Member

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    it seems it can carry more missiles than p8,see under its wing
     
  5. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    P8I is more advanced than P3C

    P3C Has only Ten Hard points and carry less load than P8I

    but the P8I had (5 internal and 6 external) SLAM-ER missiles, Mines and Torpedoes.,AGM-84L Haproon Block II Missiles and Mk 54 All-Up-Round Lightweight Torpedoes

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  6. badguy2000

    badguy2000 Respected Member Senior Member

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    well, Yesterday,

    the defence minister of Taiwan pledged to Taiwan Congress that "Taiwanese force would never surrender to PRC,if war were to break out!"..

    the formal name of Taiwanese force is " Nationl Revelution Army of CHina" . It was founded in 1920s in Guangdong province and experienced anti-Japanese war and CHinese civil war. After defeated by PLA, it retreated to Taiwan ,with the government of ROC.


    Taiwanese force, " Nationl Revelution Army of CHina" , was famous for massive surrender during WW II and Chinese civil war...

    During Chinese civil war, almost 2 million " Nationl Revelution Army of CHina surrended to PLA...
     
  7. indian_sukhoi

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    Taiwan operates a large modern ASW aircrafts next to Japan and SK in the region.
     

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