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Purchase Of U.S. Frigates Under Consideration

April 24 2012


Taiwan's navy hopes to buy four Perry-class frigates from the United States as part of a modernization effort, reports Agence France-Presse, citing local media accounts.

The Defense Ministry is earmarking funds for the purchase in next year's budget, United Daily News reported.

Another report suggested that only two frigates might be purchased.

The frigates in question were built in the 1980s and are due to be retired by the U.S. Navy. The Taiwanese navy currently operates...

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