Taiwan Navy Commissions Fourth Tuo Chiang-Class Corvette

Taiwanese officials said the fourth corvette of the Chiang class, the Wu Chiang, will be commissioned on March 1st.

Taiwan plans to deliver the fifth and sixth corvettes, the An Chiang and the Wan Chiang, by the end of this month due to a smooth construction process and being ahead of schedule.

The first batch specializes in aerial defense and is armed with sixteen Sea Sword anti-aircraft missiles, eight Hsiung Feng II subsonic anti-ship missiles, and four Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missiles.

A second batch will be built from 2024 to 2026, taking on an anti-ship role, and will be outfitted with eight Hsiung Feng IIIs and four Hsiung Feng IIs.

All of these ships have a top speed of 45 mph (40 knots), displacing 685 tons, and a range of 1,800 nautical miles (2,071 miles).