A model of the prototype submarine at a shipyard in southern Taiwan. Photo: AP A model of the prototype submarine at a shipyard in southern Taiwan. Photo: AP
A model of the prototype submarine at a shipyard in southern Taiwan. Photo: AP
Taiwan

Taiwan starts building its own submarines despite questions over ability to deter attacks from mainland China

  • The island plans to construct eight vessels – a figure dwarfed by China’s current fleet of 60 subs
  • Supporters of the project say they can still help stop invasion from the Chinese mainland under the asymmetric warfare strategy

Topic |   Taiwan
A model of the prototype submarine at a shipyard in southern Taiwan. Photo: AP A model of the prototype submarine at a shipyard in southern Taiwan. Photo: AP
A model of the prototype submarine at a shipyard in southern Taiwan. Photo: AP
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