Taiwan's Navy on Tuesday accepted a prototype of the island's first self-developed stealth missile corvette, days after U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law a bill authorizing the sale of four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan.

Described by Taiwanese media as a "carrier killer," the 500-ton corvette Tuo Jiang is a twin-hull vessel constructed by Taiwanese shipbuilding company Lung Teh.

The high-speed corvette has a maximum speed of 44 knots (about 81 kph) and a range of 2,000 nautical miles (about 3,704 km). It will be equipped with such domestically produced anti-ship missiles as the Hsiung Feng II and Hsiung Feng III.