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The Taiwanese Aegis platform would be a 6,000–8,000-ton destroyer equipped with the vertical-launch system and radar suite which make up the Aegis system. While this plan is not yet confirmed, it comes on the back of Taiwanese interest in acquiring Aegis which dates back to the 1990s. Therefore, it is important to consider whether it makes operational sense for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN) to acquire Aegis to counter the military of the People’s Republic of China during a conflict.
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