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Report: Taiwan Arms Warship With Supersonic Missiles
« on: January 26, 2008, 04:04:56 PM »
 Report: Taiwan Arms Warship With Supersonic Missiles
TAIPEI — Taiwan has for the first time installed home-developed anti-ship missiles on a warship in a significant boost of its naval defense against rival China, a report said Jan. 25.
Supersonic Hsiung-feng (Brave Wind) 3 missiles were seen on the Perry-class frigate Cheng Kung in the southern port of Tsoying on Jan. 24, said the United Daily News.
The paper quoted commander-in-chief Adm. Wang Li-shen as saying that defense authorities will determine how to deploy the missiles and on which warships after testing is completed.
It also cited an unnamed navy official as saying that the authorities hope to wrap up testing by the end of the year.
Analysts said the Hsiung-feng 3 can be fitted with a variety of guidance systems and can function as a ship-to-ship, land-attack or anti-radar missile.
With a range of at least 130 kilometers (80 miles), the Hsiung-feng 3 has been designed to counter the Russian-made SS-N-22 Sunburn bought by China, analysts said.

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Re: Report: Taiwan Arms Warship With Supersonic Missiles
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 01:39:35 AM »
Why doesnt Taiwan get some Exocet's? They seem to work pretty well

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Re: Report: Taiwan Arms Warship With Supersonic Missiles
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 03:36:42 AM »
This missile is faster and France basically doesn't sell much to Taiwan anymore because of Chinese pressure. 

 



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