Taiwan will add two frigates to their navy:
Taiwan plans to buy two warships from the United States as part of an effort to modernise its naval force amid a perceived military threat from China, defence minister Kao Hua-chu said Monday.
The two Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, now serving in the US navy, will be delivered to Taiwan by 2015, Kao said while answering questions in parliament, AFP reports.
The frigates have limited anti-ship and anti-air capabilities and have an anti-submarine focus. Which makes them useful if the Chinese send their submarines to cut Taiwan off from the world.
While the Taiwanese need to focus on anti-access/area denial forces in the Taiwan Strait, they have sea control missions in the east.