HAI LUNG (793) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Submarines

Country of Origin: Taiwan

These Dutch-built submarines are based on the Dutch ZWAARDVIS class. The Chinese names translate as Sea Dragon and Sea Tiger, respectively. Their construction for Taiwan led to a deterioration of relations between the Netherlands and the People's Republic of China. These were among the most modern non-Russian submarines to be built for export. When Taiwan wanted to order a third and fourth unit, with an option for a fifth and sixth unit in 1984, the Dutch government declined. Both...


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