**Taiwan Launches its First Locally-Built Submarine as it Bolsters Defense**
Taiwan has proudly unveiled its inaugural domestically produced submarine amidst escalating military tensions in the Taiwan Strait. In an official naming and launch ceremony held at the Taiwan International Shipbuilding Corporation’s Kaohsiung factory, the nation showcased its new defense asset, named ‘Haikun’.
President Tsai Ing-wen, speaking at the ceremony, emphasized that the commitment to safeguard Taiwan has been unmistakably fulfilled. Spanning a length of 80 meters and boasting a displacement ranging from 2,500 to 3,000 tonnes, Haikun is equipped with a combat system and torpedoes manufactured by Lockheed Martin, based in the United States.
Following port and ocean tests, the submarine is anticipated to be handed over to the Taiwanese Navy by the conclusion of next year, further reinforcing their maritime capabilities as they face the ever-present China threat.
By Seokyi Yoon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Taiwan launches its first domestically made submarine… “Realizing Taiwan’s defense”
Taiwan’s first domestically produced submarine has been officially unveiled amid heightened military tensions around the Taiwan Strait.
According to Taiwanese media on the 28th, a naming ceremony and launch ceremony for the domestically produced defense submarine ‘Haikun’ was held at the Taiwan International Shipbuilding Corporation’s Kaohsiung factory.
President Tsai Ing-wen said at the launch ceremony that “the decision to defend Taiwan has been definitely realized.”
Haikun is 80m long, has a displacement of 2,500 to 3,000 tonnes, and has a combat system and torpedoes manufactured by Lockheed Martin, USA.
It is also due to be delivered to the Taiwanese Navy before the end of next year after undergoing port and ocean tests.
Reporter Seokyi Yoon (email@example.com)
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