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Republic of China Navy

Kuang Hua VI Fast Attack Missile Craft

Taiwan's Kuang Hua VI [Glorious China] naval modernization program was first unveiled in 1996, but the program and design has since undergone changes. Initially it was projected to includes the future acquisition of 50 fast attack missile boats (150-250 ton) to replace the aging fleet of Hai Ou-class boats which have been in in service for more than 20 years. However, by 1998 it was envisioned that a total of 30 missile boats would be acquired, each of 150-tons, and capable of absorbing or deflecting radar. The project is part of the island's naval build-up beginning in the early 1990s, but long delayed by other higher-priority projects. Beginning in 1999 the navy gradually began to phase out its 50-ton missile boats.

Specifications

Builder
Propulsion diesel
Length feet / 40 ? meters
Beam feet / meters
Draft feet / meters
Displacement 250 tons
Endurance
Speed 30 knots
Crew
Armament
  • 4 - Hsiung Feng II SSM
  • 1 - 20 mm AA
  • Construction All 30 to be completed by 2003.

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