Taiwan is believed to possess a land-attack cruise missile capable of targeting Hong Kong and southeast coast of China, SCMP commented quoting reports of satellite images of the missile released on Facebook.
A Canada-based defence website posted on its Facebook page satellite images taken in March revealing Taiwan’s home produced Hsiung Feng IIE land-attack cruise missile.
It had been sent to a base in Taoyuan city, about 50km west of Taipei to be placed 250km from Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian province on the mainland.
The cruise missile has a strike distance of between 1,000 and 1,500 km, would be capable of striking cities such as Hong Kong, Shanghai and provinces such as Guangdong and Zhejiang.
However, Taiwan’s defence ministry declined any comments on the Hsiung Feng IIE deployment, saying the reports about the missile were “all speculation by media.”
China has upped the rhetoric against Taiwan's independence in recent times and held several military exercises simulating an island conquest. On its part, Taiwan has also increased its military preparedness and exercised to repel a foreign invasion.
Taiwans indigenous Wan Chien air to ground cruise missile – a cluster munition, is now operational after a successful live-fire test in September last year, Taiwans defense ministry announced Monday. The Wan Chien developed by the National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), has a range of over 200 kilometers, which gives it the ability to strike Chinese bases in Fujian and Guangdong, as well as amphibious forces approaching Taiwan by sea
Chinas air force has announced that its J-16 fighter jet, developed to 'target Taiwan,' will be combat ready soon. The air force said a squadron of J-16s – described as 4
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) began a six-day, large-scale, live-fire military drill in an area of the East China Sea on Wednesday, according to a Chinese media. Taiwans Defense Ministry said that the military has a firm grasp of the activities and was monitoring the Chinese movements closely
Taiwan successfully carried out a preliminary test of domestically built Sky Sword II missiles over the weekend, local media reports. Domestically produced by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCIST), the new missile system was tested on June 24 resulting in over 100 seconds of successful flight for the missile systems
Taiwans Navy is looking to build 50-ton fast-attack missile boats as tensions rise with China in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan-based
Russia To Soon Test MC-21 Jet Powered By PD-14 Engine
Denmark to Integrate Kongsberg's Protector RWS On Piranha Military Vehicles
California to get three S-70i FIREHAWKS
Russian "Spy" Ship Receives Panama Canal Permit Following Brief Blockade
Germany To Finalise Order for 38 Eurofighter Jets, 110 E-Scan Radars
Turkish Navy to get First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier in 2020
Bechtel Bags US Navy's $1.4Bn Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components Contract
Indian Air Force to Buy 83 Tejas Jets by March 2020
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...