Taiwan 

Total Military Force taiwanflag
Active: 290,000
Reserves: 1,657,500

Army (200,000)
10 Infantry Divisions
2 Mechanized Infantry Divisions
2 Airborne Brigades
6 Independent Armed Brigades

Navy (45,000)
Bases: Tsoying (HQ), Makung (Pescadores), Keelung, Hualien (ASW HQ)

Air Force (45,000)
Flight Hours: 180

Forces Abroad and Foreign Forces
Independent
US: F-16 Conversion Unit @ Luke AFB, AZ

The following forces are currently stationed in the Taiwan:
Singapore: 3 Tactical Recon Group Camps

Paramilitary
(26,650)
Coast Guard: 22,000
Maritime Police: 1,000


Strategic Force
Taiwan does not have nuclear weapons. However, Taiwan has made attempts to organize production of plutonium on an experimental basis. Imported nuclear technologies, knowledge, and equipment do not enable Taiwan to create nuclear weapons, but do provide the necessary basis for work in the nuclear field and may accelerate nuclear weapons development, if such a decision is made. Taiwan is a member of the Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. To increase transparency, Taiwan is implementing the IAEA's new, more effective safeguards, known as "Program 93+2."

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Taiwan *
2001
2002
2003
GDP
115bn
121bn
 
Defense Exp
1.9bn
1.8bn
 
Defense Bdgt
1.7bn
1.8bn
1.9bn
Foreign Military Assistance (US)
2.8m
3.0m
3.7m


* All figures in US dollars.

Links:

Specific Taiwan Conventional Weapons Systems

R.O.C. Navy

R.O.C. - World Navies Today

FAS on Taiwan Nuclear Capabilities

The International Institute for Strategic Studies

 

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