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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Lun 3 Fév 2014 - 11:26

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Unfunded F-16 Upgrades Put Jet's Combat Value in Doubt

TAIPEI AND WASHINGTON — As officials in Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) were busying themselves for Chinese New Year celebrations last week, they received potentially devastating news for the Pacific nation’s air defense plans.

The US Air Force plans to defund the combat avionics programmed extension suite (CAPES) program, as budget constraints could force the service to move remaining money from CAPES to the F-16 service-life extension program (SLEP), according to sources.

While a lower profile program in the US, CAPES has huge implications for Taiwan. The program would upgrade 300 US F-16s and 146 Taiwanese F-16s with top-line avionics. While more US F-16s would receive the upgrade, the Taiwan piece represents a larger percentage of its overall fighter fleet. And without the program, Taiwan could be stuck with an aging fleet of F-16s as it continues to worry over China’s intentions.

Its largest feature would be the integration of the Northrop Grumman scalable agile beam radar (SABR) with Lockheed Martin as prime contractor.

If CAPES remains unfunded, Taiwan has several options. The first is to go forward and pay the additional costs of the program under CAPES with no financial assistance from the US. While exact costs aren’t clear, such a move seems unlikely, as Taiwan’s military is going through severe cuts and struggling to pay off previous US arms deals.

The second option is drop out of CAPES and go with South Korea’s F-16 upgrade solution with Raytheon’s advanced combat radar with BAE Systems as prime contractor. South Korea is upgrading 134 KF-16C/Ds.

The third option is to continue pressuring the US to release new F-16C/D fighters or F-35s.

“I would think this would increase the pressure on the US to approve new F-16s for Taiwan, but that option is fast disappearing if it hasn’t already,” said Ed Ross, former principal director, Security Cooperation Operations, US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). “All that would leave for Taiwan would be F-35s and, frankly, I don’t believe the US will ever approve F-35s for Taiwan.”

Ross said the technology is too sensitive, “and there is a growing fear in Washington of US technology falling into Chinese hands one way or the other.”

Ross said better relations between Beijing and Taipei has had unintended consequences, “one of which is the reduction in high-tech arms sales to Taiwan.”

Getting SABR into Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16A/Bmodels would provide a large jump in capabilities. Since 2006, the US has repeatedly denied Taiwan’s request to buy 66 F-16C/D fighters due to political pressure from China. Instead, the US successfully pushed the CAPES option, despite Taiwan’s objections to being stuck with paying for non-recurring engineering costs on the integration of SABR.

Taiwan was sold on the CAPES program after the US emphasized the importance of having compatible systems during a war with China. In 2011, Taiwan signed up for the $5.3 billion program for its remaining 146 F-16A/B fighters purchased in the 1990s.

Fu Mei, director of the Taiwan Security Analysis Center, said the importance of the crisis is lost on MND officials, who are clearing their desks in preparation for week-long celebrations that will usher in the Year of the Horse.

MND officials denied the report that the program is defunded, while a US Air Force spokeswoman declined to comment on budget details ahead of its release on March 4.

“My guess is that the [Air Force] will do its best to come up with a solution, but Taiwan may not be able or willing to afford it,” Ross said.

“I expect, at best, this will cause a major delay in the program,” he said. “Worst-case scenario, the F-16 upgrade program gets canceled or indefinitely delayed and Taiwan is left with an aging fleet of A/Bs.

“With no new F-16C/Ds approved for Taiwan, its Air Force is up a creek with not much of a paddle; and I’m not sure there is anyone in the Obama administration that gives much of a damn,” said Ross, president of the consultancy EWRoss International.

One potential cost-sharing option could still come into play. On Jan. 14, DSCA informed Congress of a possible upgrade of 60 Singapore F-16C/Ds for $2.43 billion. The program would include 70 active electronically scanned array radars.

However, given the potential CAPES budget cut, Singapore might delay a decision on whether it goes with the CAPES framework or choose South Korea’s F-16 upgrade program. If the F-16 upgrade plan falls apart, Singapore could go forward more quickly with the procurement of the F-35.

If Singapore chooses to go forward with the CAPES solution without the US as a participant, it would have to share costs related to non-recurring engineering issues with Taiwan. However, this is expected to be expensive even if both Singapore and Taiwan share these costs.

Mei said the US Air Force is “counting on Singapore signing the letter-of-acceptance for their F-16 upgrade, along with the CAPES/SABR solution path, before the FY2015 budget officially comes out.”

“That way, they could claim there is some critical mass to support the development of the upgrade technology,” he said. “However, Singapore has only a relatively small number of aircraft, not enough to replace the 300 [the US Air Force] had planned under CAPES.”

Asked whether regional partners have expressed concern over the US budget situation and the impact on joint operations, Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, the US Commander for Pacific Air Forces, said “Yeah, they definitely have.”

“Last year, we had to cancel some exercises. That was incredibly concerning amongst our friends, partners and allies,” Carlisle said in a Jan. 30 interview. “If there is any angst down here it’s [about] the budget situation we’re facing, the rebalance to the Pacific and, given the fiscal constraints that the US has, if we’re going to be able to follow through on that. I think all of our partners acknowledge that we’re trying to do that.

“But on the same hand, I think there is some concern in many nations how well we’re going to be able to do that given the fiscal constraints.”

While Carlisle would not confirm the CAPES cut specifically, he did indicate that updating the F-16s remains important.

“We would hope in this case that if it in fact comes out of the budget, it’s a slip to the program for a period of time, not more than that,” Carlisle said. “Clearly, the F-16s are going to be around for a long time, and we need to upgrade the capabilities of that airframe.”

The CAPES budget cut is symbolic in many ways of the choices the US Air Force has had to make between modernizing old aircraft and recapitalizating new platforms.

Gen. Michael Hostage, the head of US Air Combat Command, outlined the tradeoff in a Jan. 27 interview. Asked what he would do with a larger budget, Hostage highlighted modernization efforts for F-15s and F-16s.

“Honestly, I wish I had enough money to both refurbish my legacy fleet and continue to keep the replenishment on track because what I would like to have is the 1,763 F-35 fleet and then whatever residual legacy fleet I still have would still be tactically capable and be aerodynamically capable,” said Hostage, who was speaking generally and would not confirm budget specifics. “In other words, there is SLEP and CAPE.”

“If I could only do one, [SLEP] is the one I would do because I would still have something to fly, it is just going to be tactically nonviable sooner because I did not do the CAPE,” Hostage said. “If I do the CAPE only and do not do the SLEP, then it becomes unsafe to fly long before it becomes tactically nonviable.

“So, if I am going to do one or the other, I would do SLEP first. I can fly with lesser capability, but I have just become that much more dependent even sooner on a strong fifth [generation] fleet.” ■

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mer 26 Fév 2014 - 11:45

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Taiwan set to take delivery of more Apache helicopters in March

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) Taiwan is set to take delivery of six more AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from the United States in mid-March, as was expected, according to a military source.

It will be the third shipment of a 30-helicopter package that cost Taiwan more than US$2 billion.

"The helicopters, which are being shipped to Taiwan, are scheduled to arrive in Kaohsiung on March 16 or so," the source told CNA.

There had been concerns that a main transmission failure on one of the Apache AH-64Es in service in the U.S. reported to Taiwan in December would delay shipments of the choppers, including the one scheduled for March.

The notification of the problem led Taiwan to ground the first six Apaches it had received in November and six more that arrived in January and replace the main transmission boxes as a precaution.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the 12 helicopters, which are currently at an Army Aviation Special Forces base in Tainan, have been fitted with new main transmission boxes, and test flights have begun.

After the test flights are completed and the safety of the choppers is verified, training missions will be resumed, the source said.

The 12 helicopters will be deployed at an Army brigade in Taoyuan in northern Taiwan in the future, the source said.

The final two batches of six choppers each will be delivered to Taiwan with the new transmission boxes later this year, and are expected to arrive in May and July, respectively, the source said.

The model E is the latest in the Apache attack helicopter series. The U.S. and Taiwan are the only two countries that use the latest Apache helicopter model so far.

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Lun 3 Mar 2014 - 10:48

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Taiwan to launch new prototype missile boat later this month



Taipei, March 2 (CNA) A locally developed prototype missile boat will be launched later this month as part of Taiwan's efforts to beef up its naval defense capabilities, the Navy said Sunday.

The launch ceremony for the prototype, which is around 500 tons, is slated to take place March 14 in Suao in the northeastern county of Yilan, the Navy said.

The Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co. was commissioned to build the high-performance boat, a type of patrol craft.

The Navy is planning to to add eight to twelve of the new missile boats to its fleet, according to an anonymous source.

The boat is expected to be equipped with weapons including the Hsiung Feng III and Hsiung Feng II missiles, the source told CNA.

With a range of about 150 kilometers, the supersonic Hsiung Feng III is described as an "aircraft carrier killer." It is manufactured by the Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology in Taoyuan, the Defense Ministry's main research and development unit.

The project to build a new missile boat was implemented as China continues to expand its naval fleet and develop aircraft carriers.

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mer 5 Mar 2014 - 13:41

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Taiwan considers building its own submarines


Taiwan will continue its efforts to purchase submarines from the United States but is also considering the possibility of developing indigenous models, the country's Ministry of National Defense said on Tuesday.

Submarines are a major factor in the Navy's efforts to beef up its defense capacity in the long term, said ministry spokesman Luo Shou-he after the opposition Democratic Progressive Party unveiled its fifth defense policy paper earlier in the day.

Lo said that while the Navy will maintain its efforts to acquire US-made submarines, it will also try to build its own or seek other supply sources.

At the launch of the DPP's defense policy paper, the party's chairman, Su Tseng-chang, said that if the DPP returns to power in 2016, it will immediately start to develop indigenous submarines and will not wait for a response from the United States on Taiwan's purchase requests.

Su said Taiwan's military spending should return to the level of 3% of GDP and the process of developing indigenous submarines should be sped up.

Legislator Lin Yu-fang of the ruling Kuomintang said the US is unlikely to build diesel-powered submarines for Taiwan because the US does not want to offend China. Furthermore, the US has not built diesel submarines in many years, he said.

Lin said Taiwan's capacity to build indigenous submarines is not as bad as imagined and it is time to show some resolve in that regard.

According to a military source, the United States agreed to sell Taiwan F-16 fighter jets after Taiwan started to develop indigenous defense fighters.

"If we can develop indigenous submarines to a certain degree, the US may consider a transfer of technology," the source said, adding that many shipbuilders in Taiwan are interested in submarine construction.

However, the entire issue hinges on the nation's defense spending, the source said.

York Chen, convener of the DPP's defense policy advisory committee, said that if Taiwan wants to build its own submarines, it should not waste time and money maintaining its 70-year-old Guppy class submarines.

Legislator Lin appeared to agree with Chen's view regarding the Guppy class submarines. "If we can't build our own submarines, we can at least learn a lot if we dismantle the two Guppy class vessels," Lin said.

Taiwan currently has two Guppy class submarines in service, both purchased from the Netherlands. It also has two other submarines, which formerly belonged to the US Navy and are now used mainly for training, according to the defense ministry's website.
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Dim 9 Mar 2014 - 15:44

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Ven 14 Mar 2014 - 11:16

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Taiwan's first 'aircraft carrier killer' delivered


Taipei, March 14 (CNA) Taiwan's first stealthy missile corvette was christened Friday, a development that is expected to give the country's navy a capability to counter larger enemy warships.

The 500-ton Tuo River is the first of possibly 12 ships to be built locally under the Hsun Hai (Swift Sea) program.

The twin-hull corvette, described as a "carrier-killer" by local media, has a maximum speed of 38 knots (70 kilometers per hour) and a range of 2,000 nautical miles. Its speed and low radar signature allows the corvette to get close to enemy targets, experts said.

The ship, 60.4 meters in length and 14 meters wide, carries a crew of 41. Its armaments include Hsiung Feng II and Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missiles.

The christening ceremony was held indoors in Suao, Yilan County and the ship will undergo final tests and reviews before it is officially launched. It is expected to be deployed in the first half of 2015.

In 2011, the legislature approved a NT$24.98 billion (US$853.4 million) budget to fund the construction between seven and 11 corvettes but a fleet of 12 ships is now expected.
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Jeu 20 Mar 2014 - 1:15

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USAF: Taiwan Will Still Receive F-16 Radar Upgrades




WASHINGTON — The US Air Force has figured out a way to fund radar upgrades for Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighters, despite a USAF decision not to fund its CAPES avionics upgrade program in its 2015 budget request.
The Combat Avionics Programmed Extension Suite effort would have replaced the avionics and radars on 300 US F-16s as well as 146 of Taiwan’s F-16 models. The upgrade was especially vital to Taiwan, as the 146 planes represent a large part of the country’s fighter fleet. Its F-16s are also of an older model, meaning the radar upgrades are desperately needed.
The fix was found largely because the agreement with Taiwan was a foreign military sales deal, where the USAF acted as the procurement authority. Purchasers at the Air Force issued a number of contracts for the CAPES upgrade to Taiwan, and a significant number of those came back under budget, an Air Force spokesman said. Because of those savings, the service was able to turn around and invest the money saved into paying for the radar upgrades.
Because Taiwan’s part of the program is funded with Taiwan’s money, the spokesman said, there will be no cost to US taxpayers for the radars.
News that the US would still help Taiwan procure the radars was first reported by the Christian Science Monitor.
While the news is undoubtedly good for Taiwan, program costs could still potentially rise for the Asian nation. Analysts in Taiwan have expressed concern that the country cannot afford the costs of the radar and avionics upgrades without the price-dropping impact of the extra 300 F-16s on the supply chain, which would also drive down life-cycle costs.
It’s also good news for Lockheed Martin, the prime integrator on CAPES, and Northrop Grumman, which was selected by Lockheed to provide its scalable agile beam radar design to fill the requirement for an active electronically scanned array radar on the platform.
“From our standpoint, we have not seen any indications of disruption to the program,” said William McHenry, Lockheed’s head of F-16 business development.
McHenry dismissed concerns that losing the 300 US F-16 jets could drive costs up for the radars, noting that the radar is interoperable with that of the F-35 joint strike fighter.
“[Northrop] is looking at the bigger program” than just F-16, McHenry said. “So when you think about Northrop looking at 3,000 total planes, including all the F-35s, a couple hundred F-16s is really kind of insignificant.”

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Sam 22 Mar 2014 - 14:12

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Ven 4 Avr 2014 - 2:07

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Royal Thai Navy receives three new patrol boats




Thai shipbuilder Marsun has delivered three M36 multi-purpose patrol vessels to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). The boats were handed over on 13 March at the company's Samutprakarn shipyard near Bangkok.
The 36 m boats (pennant numbers S-111, S-112, and S-113) were built under a THB553 million (USD17 million) contract awarded by the Thai Ministry of Defence in 2012. The vessels are armed with one 20-30 mm and two 50 mm machine guns, and are fitted with one 25 kW and one 12 kW marine radars.
Three 1800 bhp diesel engines driving three shafts give each boat a maximum speed of in excess of 27 kt and a range of more than 1,200 n miles.

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Sam 5 Avr 2014 - 14:37

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Taiwan air force to start upgrading F-16s from 2016

Taiwan's air force said Friday that it will begin the process of upgrading its fleet of over 100 F-16A/B fighter jets in the second half of 2016.

Before upgrading its entire fleet of the fighters, Taiwan has sent several of the planes to the United States for a trial to see if the upgrade will work. The planes will be brought back to Taiwan once they pass the testing process, the air force said.

If all goes well, Taiwan will then buy the parts and gain the necessary expertise from the US to upgrade the rest of its fleet.

Air force sources, however, did not give a timetable on when all the fighter jets can be upgraded.

The United States had agreed to upgrade Taiwan's F-16A/B fighters after Taiwan's government had repeatedly asked to buy 66 of the newer generation F-16C/D fighters from the US, without getting an affirmative answer.

Taiwan's government has argued that its military needs the more advanced C/D fighters to replace its aging fleets of indigenous, French and US-built fighter aircraft. But it has been reported that after the upgrades, the A/B fighters will match the performance of C/D fighters.
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mer 9 Avr 2014 - 1:04

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U.S. House approves sale of warships to Taiwan



Washington, April 7 (CNA) The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed by unanimous consent legislation reaffirming the importance of the Taiwan Relations Act and authorizing the sale of four Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates to Taiwan.

The Taiwan Relations Act Affirmation and Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2014 will now be forwarded to the Senate for further actions.

The bill authorizes the sale of four frigates -- the USS Taylor (FFG-50), USS Gary (FFG-51), USS Carr (FFG-52) and USS Elrod (FFG-55) -- to Taiwan based on the Taiwan Relations Act, which guides U.S. arms sale policy to Taiwan and the unofficial ties between the two sides.

It states that the law has been "instrumental in maintaining peace, security and stability in the Western Pacific since its enactment in 1979."

The legislation reaffirms Congress' "unwavering commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act as the cornerstone of relations between the United States and Taiwan."

It also supports "the United States commitment to Taiwan's security in accord with the Taiwan Relations Act, including Taiwan's procurement of sophisticated weapons of a defensive character, such as F-16 C/Ds aircraft and diesel electric submarines."

Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, who introduced the legislation, said the bill, which was passed three days before the Taiwan Relations Act celebrates its 35th anniversary, is meant to show the House's strong support for Taiwan.

He noted that America's support for Taiwan over the past 35 years has allowed the island nation to realize its full potential, as evidenced by Taiwan's "monumental transformation from grinding poverty and dictatorship to a vibrant, multiparty democracy."

"It is now more important than ever that we reaffirm our strong commitment to Taiwan and the Taiwan Relations Act," he said.

He also praised Taiwan as "a beacon of hope and democracy in a part of the world that still yearns for the basic freedoms that Americans and Taiwanese enjoy on a daily basis."

The legislation would also authorize the transfer of two Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigates each to Thailand and Mexico.

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Lun 14 Avr 2014 - 11:54

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Taiwan planning to buy two warships from U.S.: defense minister

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Taiwan is planning to purchase only two Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates from the United States, despite Washington's offer to sell four of the vessels, Defense Minister Yen Ming said Monday.

The government had originally requested to buy more than four of the ships, but has now decided that it needs only two, Yen told lawmakers during a legislative hearing.

He was referring to the Taiwan Relations Act Affirmation and Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2014 that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives April 7 to authorize the sale of four of the frigates to Taiwan.

The legislation requires final approval by the Senate.

U.S. lawmakers are approving the maximum number of warships to be made available but Taiwan will acquire only the number that it needs, Yen said.

(By Wen Kuei-hsiang and Y.F. Low)
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mer 16 Avr 2014 - 15:43

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Washington agrees to help Taiwan build attack submarines

The United States has agreed to help Taiwan build attack submarines, as the island has spent nearly a decade waiting to acquire them from abroad, the Taiwanese defense chief said Monday.

Minister of National Defense Yen Ming told a legislative committee that the United States "is willing to help us build the submarines together."

Yen also said Taiwan will continue to push the United States to sell eight submarines to Taiwan and to acquire submarines from other countries.

In 2001 the United States agreed to sell eight submarines to Taiwan but it no longer builds non-nuclear-powered subs. And countries capable of building conventional submarines hesitate to provide them to Taiwan, fearing political consequences from China.

Taiwan and mainland China have been governed separately since they split amid a civil war in 1949. Beijing has vowed to use military force if Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province, formally declares independence.

Taiwan currently has two Dutch-built diesel submarines acquired in the 1980s and at least two World War II-vintage submarines for training.

The Democratic Progressive Party, which ruled the island between 2000 and 2008, approved a plan in 2003 allowing Taiwanese shipbuilders to construct some of the eight submarines. But the plan fell through due to opposition of the Nationalist Party (KMT).

The DPP proposed last month a two-stage program to build eight submarines domestically, estimated at NT$400 billion (about US$13 billion).

Meanwhile, while the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill authorizing the sale of four decommissioned guided missile frigates to Taiwan, Yen said Taiwan needs only two to replace older warships.

Critics question the necessity of acquiring the decommissioned frigates, saying the 29-year-old warships are expensive to maintain and the Taiwan navy should build warships and missiles of its own.

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Sam 26 Avr 2014 - 22:58

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Taiwan to Simulate Chinese Aircraft Carrier Assault




Taiwan’s annual computer-aided war games will simulate a PLA assault led by its carrier, the Liaoning.
Taiwan will simulate an attack against China’s sole aircraft carrier during annual war games scheduled for next month.
According to a report in the China Post, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Tuesday that annual computer war games will simulate Taiwan’s response to an all-out invasion of the island by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in 2015. The report said that this will include simulating attacks against China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, which Taipei apparently expects would be utilized by the PLA were it to invade Taiwan next year.
China Post went on to say that Taiwan’s military would also be simulating various responses to some of the other most recent additions to the PLA’s arsenal, without specifically naming any weapon systems besides the aircraft carrier. Other reports have suggested that Taiwan’s simulated response will include the use of weapon systems that Taiwan recently acquired from the United States, including the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter and the P-3C anti-submarine aircraft. In addition, the drill will include the use of Taiwan’s recent, domestically produced Thunderbolt-2000 artillery multiple-launch rocket system.
No reports suggested that Taiwan’s military would simulate using any of its new so-called “carrier killers,” although the lead ship of the class is expected to be deployed early next year.
The computerized war games are scheduled to take place May 19 through May 23. They will be part of the Han Kuang 30 military exercise, Taiwan’s most important annual military drill which features all of the different services of the military. Senior retired U.S. military officials often travel to Taiwan to observe the proceedings.
The Han Kuang military drills are divided into two parts: one consisting of live-fire drills and the other of computer simulations. The China Post report notes that the live-fire portion of the drills are usually held in April, followed by the computer-aided war games in July. This year the live-fire drills have been pushed back to September while the computer simulated portion of the war games have been moved up a month.
According to Focus Taiwan News Channel, the live-fire drills in September “will include fighter jets practicing emergency landings and takeoffs on a specially adapted section of a freeway in southern Taiwan.” This underscores Taiwan’s intention to use fairly unconventional tactics to try and offset the increasingly unbalanced cross-strait military situation.
The decision to include China’s aircraft carrier in the simulated war games suggests that Taiwan believes Beijing is acquiring the capability to operate the vessel effectively even during combat conditions, at least if those operations are close to China’s borders. The decision might have been influenced by the Liaoning traveling through the Taiwan Strait last November on its way to the South China Sea for a training mission.
As of last week, the Liaoning itself is undergoing its first interim period at the Dalian Shipyard. China’s state media has said the maintenance period would last around six months. During this time, according to the reports, “comprehensive overhaul and maintenance will be conducted on the power, weapons, and other systems” of the carrier.


http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/taiwan-to-simulate-chinese-aircraft-carrier-assault/
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Lun 28 Avr 2014 - 19:02

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Crash d’un hélicoptère Apache : la Défense annonce une commission d’enquête

Lundi 28 avril 2014

Après l’accident d’un hélicoptère de combat de type AH-64E, survenu vendredi dernier dans le district de Taoyuan, au nord de Taiwan sans faire aucune victime, le ministère de la Défense a annoncé la mise en place d’une commission d’enquête.

Une erreur humaine, les conditions climatiques ou une défaillance technique, aucune de ces pistes n’est écartée, a-t-on déclaré vendredi dernier au ministère de la Défense, à l’annonce de la mise en place de la commission d’enquête destinée à élucider les circonstances qui ont provoqué l’atterrissage en catastrophe de l’hélicoptère sur un immeuble de trois étages dans la commune de Longtan. Les 17 autres Apache AH-64E de l’Armée de l’air sont maintenus au sol, a par ailleurs précisé la Défense. Ces appareils de combat ont été acquis auprès des Etats-Unis entre novembre 2013 et mars 2014, et font partie d’une commande de 30 hélicoptères d’un montant total de 2,01 milliards de dollars américains. La vente avait été annoncée en 2008 par le président des Etats-Unis de l’époque, George Bush. Le 13 mars 2013, les 18 Apache avaient vu leur système de transmission remplacé après un certain nombre de problèmes mécaniques constatés aux Etats-Unis sur le même type d’appareil.

Le major Chen Lung-chien [陳龍謙], instructeur de vol avec 1 247 heures de vol dont 350 sur cet hélicoptère, et son co-pilote, le lieutenant-colonel Liu Ming-hui [劉銘輝], avec 1034 heures de vol mais aucune sur ce type d’appareil, n’ont été que légèrement blessés dans cet accident. Quatre habitations ont été endommagées par la chute de l’hélicoptère.

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mer 30 Avr 2014 - 12:45

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Taiwan AH-64E encountered poor visibility before crash

During the press conference today by the RoC Army, the pilot of the AH-64E that crashed in Taoyan county said he encountered poor visibility before the crash.



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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mar 3 Juin 2014 - 11:33

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Old Taiwanese submarine to get new pressure hull: MND

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Navy Command Headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday responded to earlier reports on the necessity of the pressure hull replacement for an older submarine, stating that the replacement is a necessity.

An officer of the naval command stated that agencies such as the China Shipbuilding Corp (CSBC, 台船) and the Ship and Ocean Industries Research and Development Center (SOIC, 船舶暨海洋產業研發中心) have been appointed as the responsible agencies.

The officer also stated that the submarine in question is extremely old, which is why the reconstruction is necessary. In reality, both the Seal Submarine and its partner the Sea Lion Submarine have been adopted as training submarines recently and there hasn't been much of an opportunity to submerge them underwater, said the officer.

Reportedly, the budget of the project has been listed at NT$450 million. Local media have viewed the reconstruction project as a test to see whether the CSBC and SOIC possesses the engineering capacity to construct a submarine that is made in Taiwan. The submarine construction program is largely based on reverse-engineering existing submarines.

Aside from the pressure hull, the navy has reportedly said that it wishes to have old pipelines replaced. However, details are still being negotiated between both parties.

Local Technical Limitations Prompt Safety Speculations

Earlier local reports stated that part of the new hull will replace the old pressure hull that was welded locally and will then be covered with the already 70-year old external hull that will also be welded locally, prompting speculation about safety concerns by local media.

Other safety concerns are related to the fact that the reconstruction of the hull is reportedly set to take place at a dry dock of the Navy Maintenance Command instead of at the CSBC dry dock due to technical limitations.

A former Navy Submarine Reservist, Colonel Wang Chih-peng (王志鵬), has stated that the problem of the pressure hull in the current Seal Submarine does not reside solely in its lower part, but in the entirety of the sub. Welding a new piece of hull onto a 70-year-old machine with metal fatigue could have safety issues, said Wang, which means that all three parts of the pressure hull should be replaced. Unfortunately, budget constraints only allow for the lower part of the hull to be replaced.
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mer 9 Juil 2014 - 12:54

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Taiwan says AGM-84 failed to hit target during live-firing

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed that a AGM-84 Harpoon missile failed to hit its target during a live-fire drill on Jun. 27.




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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mar 15 Juil 2014 - 15:47

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Taiwan-built reconnaissance drone has range to reach mainland



The Chung Shyang II, a drone designed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology under Taiwan's defense ministry is capable of carry out reconnaissance missions over the coastline of southeastern China, our sister paper Want Daily reports.

Ministry officials said 32 of the unmanned aerial vehicles entered service with the ROC Army Aviation Special Forces Command in March. Although the drone is designed primarily to conduct tactical reconnaissance missions over the eastern and southern coast of Taiwan, it has the range to fly across the Taiwan Strait and could help locate People's Liberation Army positions with its optical flow sensor.

A military expert from China told the Global Times, published under the auspices of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily, however, that it would be unwise for Taiwan to send drones into mainland airspace as the PLA would be likely to detect and shoot them down. The drones could easily be tracked and destroyed by fighter jets or air defense missiles as they are slow and without stealth capability, the expert said.

Most of the drones Taiwan has are smaller unmanned aerial vehicles designed for tactical missions and cannot match their PLA counterparts, the source said, and their deployment would be seen as a provocative move.
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Jeu 21 Aoû 2014 - 14:06

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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Ven 22 Aoû 2014 - 19:22

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F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

Marina Malenic, Washington, DC and James Hardy, London
- IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

21 August 2014


The F-16V upgrade, which is to be equipped with an AESA radar, will improve interoperability between legacy platforms
and fifth-generation aircraft coming into service. Source: Lockheed Martin  


Key Points
•Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft
•Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs

Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar as part of its FR-16V upgrade programme, the company announced on 20 August.

Taiwan is the launch customer for the new variant of the aircraft, having signed a contract worth up to USD1.85 billion to upgrade its fleet of 144 Block 20 F-16A/B aircraft that was announced in October 2012.

The radar integration and completion of a Critical Design Review guarantees that the Northrop Grumman Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR), which is derived from the F-16E/F Block 60 AN/APG-80, meets all specified US Air Force (USAF) and Lockheed Martin requirements, the company said in a statement.

"Completing this milestone on schedule demonstrates our ability to meet programme commitments," said Roderick McLean, a Lockheed vice-president and general manager of the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group. "It proves once again why customers turn to Lockheed Martin to upgrade their F-16 fleets and advance the mission capability of the world's most effective 4th-generation multi-role fighter."

Along with the SABR upgrade, Taiwan's fleet is to receive enhancements to mission computers, vehicle systems, aircraft structure, cockpit and electronic warfare systems.

The F-16V - the V refers to Viper, the US Air Force's (USAF's) nickname for the F-16 - was unveiled at the 2012 Singapore Airshow. Ana Wugofski, vice-president of international business development at Lockheed Martin, told IHS Jane's at the time that while the major development would be AESA integration, the overall purpose was to ensure compatibility with fifth-generation fighter fleets coming online in the next few years.

"With an increased mission computer and high-speed databus, it is about incorporating more information into the airplane," Wugofski said. "As customers transition to the fifth-generation configurations, the ability to interoperate" will be very important, she added.

Earlier this year the US Air Force cancelled a similar upgrade - the Combat Avionics Programmed Extension Suite (CAPES) - being developed for Taiwan and newer F-16s in USAF service that was intended to mitigate delays to the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

The CAPES upgrade included an AESA radar, high-resolution, multifunction colour displays and an electronic warfare suite. The US announced the USD5.3 billion package in 2011, with Taiwan paying for about 30% of development, but removed CAPES from its 2015 budget request in March due to budget constraints and in order to divert funding to the F-35 programme.

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McLean's statement that "customers turn to Lockheed Martin to upgrade their F-16 fleets" is only partially true: BAE Systems won the contract to upgrade South Korea's fleet of 132 F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft and has campaigned hard to persuade other potential customers, such as Singapore, that it is a viable alternative to Lockheed Martin. Boeing has also suggested that it is interested in entering the upgrade market after the success of its work on QF-16 target drones.

"We're not trying to upset the apple cart here, but we want to make sure that Singapore and other customers know that there are alternatives," John Bean, BAE Systems' vice-president of Global Fighter Programs, told IHS Jane's in February 2014.

With more than 4,550 F-16s delivered worldwide and delays to the F-35, the upgrade market is certainly viewed as a major opportunity for industry. Bean said that BAE Systems saw Greece, Turkey, and Egypt as: "having the nearest term need to upgrade their fighters ... [and are] probably closest to our radar", while "all told we see at least 1,000 airplanes out there that are candidates [for upgrades] over the next few years".

http://www.janes.com/article/42231/f-16v-radar-integration-clears-way-for-taiwan-upgrade
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Mer 10 Sep 2014 - 13:10

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Delivery of US Perry-class frigates to Taiwan could be delayed

The delivery of two Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates from the United States is likely to be delayed, the Navy said Tuesday in response to a local media report that the delivery has been postponed until 2016.

Taiwan has requested to purchase the two Perry-class frigates, which were previously scheduled to be delivered in 2015 to replace the Navy's two aging Knox-class frigates.

Asked about the report, the Navy said the delivery schedule could be delayed, but did not give specific information on when Taiwan can take delivery of the frigates.

The US Senate has not yet agreed the sale because it is focusing on other issues at the moment, the Navy said, stressing that there is no problem with the sale.

The Chinese-language United Daily News reported Tuesday that the frigates were expected to be delivered in the middle of 2015, but the schedule has been put off to 2016, as the sale is still pending Senate approval.

The frigates will cost NT$5.56 billion (US$185.4 million), the report said, citing an annual budget proposal by the Ministry of National Defense.
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MessageSujet: Re: Armée Taiwanaise / Republic of China Armed Forces(ROCAF)   Ven 12 Sep 2014 - 10:58

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Taïwan veut construire ses propres sous-marins

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