|One of the two refurbished Osprey mine hunters|
A Lafayette-class frigate with media onboard, accompanied by two Chengkung-class frigates, a German-made minesweeper and two Osprey-class mine hunters headed into the Taiwan Strait to seek out an intruder submarine.
|A KH-6 fast-attack boat|
A navy Hai Lung submarine surfaced after the S-70 dropped a Mk46 torpedo. It was the first time that the Osprey mine hunters had been on public display.
|Chengkung-class frigate 1105. Note the HF-3 launchers|
Four HF-3 launchers were seen on the two Chengkung-class frigates, PFG 1105 and PFG 1109. In all, 120 HF-3s are to be added to the navy’s arsenal under the program.
|Lafayette-class frigate, viewed from our Lafayette|
My article, published today in the Taipei Times, continues here.