Taiwan Navy took delivery of its Tuo Chiang-class stealth corvette on Tuesday.
Taiwan launched the first Tuo Chiang-class corvette named Ta Chiang in Yilan county in December.
“Republic of China Navy (ROCN) has received Ta Chiang, the improved stealth multi-mission corvette. Ta Chiang’s versatility and asymmetric capability will be put to good use by our sailors to protect our country,” Taiwanese Ministry of Defense tweeted Wednesday.
Dubbed “aircraft carrier killer,” the corvette is heavily armed. According to local media, the corvette has a displacement of 685 tons; and is loaded with Sea Sword II anti-aircraft missiles, eight subsonic Hsiung Feng II (HF-2) anti-ship missiles, eight supersonic Hsiung Feng III (HF-3) medium-range missiles, one Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS), two 12.7 mm Browning M2HB machine guns, and two Mark 32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes.