Marine Jet Power (MJP), along with UDC Marine, MJP’s authorized representative in Taiwan, have announced the continuation of the strategic partnership with Lungteh Shipyard to produce more 230.7' Tuo Chiang-class Corvette for Coastal Defense.
Building upon the success of previous vessels in the Tuo Chiang-class, the newly ordered corvettes will embody cutting-edge design and technological advancements, reaffirming Taiwan's commitment to maintaining maritime security and safeguarding its territorial waters.
Featuring quad MJP 850 CSU waterjets, the Tuo Chiang-class corvettes are designed for their exceptional speed, agility, and versatility, attributes that have made them an integral component of Taiwan's maritime defense strategy.
The catamaran hull is designed to enhances stability and efficiency, enabling these corvettes to swiftly maneuver through various sea conditions. The vessels are adept at executing a range of missions, including coastal defense, anti-surface warfare, anti-air warfare, and maritime patrol.
"Undoubtedly, this marks a significant milestone for Taiwan's naval capabilities, and MJP is deeply honored to have been chosen by Lungteh to provide our state-of-the-art waterjet propulsion technology,” MJP’s global director of sales, Robert Magnuson, said in a statement announcing the new orders. “This collaboration is a testament to our dedication to advancing maritime innovation and bolstering the capabilities of our valued partners."
The Tuo Chiang-class corvettes have a displacement of 685 tons, a range of 1,800 nautical miles, and a maximum speed of 43 knots.
To date, four ships have been completed and the additional orders will begin production this fall.