PFG-1207 "Wu Chang" (Kang Ding-class frigate, based on La Fayette-class) - featuring the first-ever female ROCN
The SM-2 surface-to-air missiles have a range of 90 miles and considerably outperform the Standard I missiles currently installed on the ROCN
's ex-Perry-class guided-missile frigates.
In addition to submarines, the ROCN
is also ordering surface warships and new missile patrol boats.
The four warships are to be handed over to the ROC Navy (ROCN
) in a "safe to steam" condition with all shipboard and weapons systems operational.