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#1 shep854

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 0739 AM

https://www.strategy...s/20180523.aspx

"In April 2018 Taiwan revealed that the U.S. had approved export licenses for American submarine equipment."

 

"This is not really about upgrading old subs but building new ones in Taiwan as part of Taiwan’s IDS (Indigenous Defense Submarine) program. This is an effort to build eight diesel-electric submarines locally, even though there is only one shipyard in Taiwan that could do it."

 

"Since a new American government agreed to allow the export of sub components to Taiwan a growing number of modern shipbuilders quietly indicated that they would be willing to offer assistance, but discreetly so as not to bring down the wrath of the Chinese."


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#2 JasonJ

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 0828 AM

Yep, already noted ;)
http://www.tank-net....69#entry1363033
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 1105 AM

Yep, already noted ;)
http://www.tank-net....69#entry1363033

Surprised, I am not. :P. I did glance through that forum, but missed the thread.

Edited by shep854, 24 May 2018 - 1106 AM.

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#4 Mad Mike

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 1602 PM

https://www.strategy...s/20180523.aspx

"In April 2018 Taiwan revealed that the U.S. had approved export licenses for American submarine equipment."

 

"This is not really about upgrading old subs but building new ones in Taiwan as part of Taiwan’s IDS (Indigenous Defense Submarine) program. This is an effort to build eight diesel-electric submarines locally, even though there is only one shipyard in Taiwan that could do it."

 

"Since a new American government agreed to allow the export of sub components to Taiwan a growing number of modern shipbuilders quietly indicated that they would be willing to offer assistance, but discreetly so as not to bring down the wrath of the Chinese."

 

The problem isn't welding/fabbing the hull. Or the screw but any SSK Electric Boat is gonna put together for the ROCN needs Euro type diesels- most likely V16s or 20s, a bigass electric motor, and like well over 200 individual lead acid cells (unless Taiwan wants to do lithium which does present some engineering challenges). And if they want MEMSA they have to talk to the French- no ifs ands or buts and they presents a number of political issues.

 

Other choice? Tokyo.

 

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