The Taiwanese government has approved the mass production of its upgraded Hsiung Feng II anti-ship missile.
It is expected that the mass production will be complete by 2023 and will enter service, Liberty Times reported Monday.
The Hsiung Feng-ER missiles will be mass-produced in at least 36 batches as part of the naval engineering plan known as ‘Thunder project’, the news daily reported quoting unnamed senior officials as saying.
The Hsiung Feng II has a longer range than the Xionger BLK 2 missiles that are in service since 2007 and are capable of breaking into enemy defense nets and counter-interference.
Countries which have offered to participate in building submarines for Taiwan risk severely damaging relations with China, Beijing has asserted. Taiwan media last year reported that the United States (US) had approved the Transfer of Technology (ToT) that will allow Taiwan to produce its own submarines
A Taiwanese coast guard ship, CG 126 Tainan was used to repel 25 Chinese fishing boats by shooting water jets at them over the last three days for bottom trawling at waters around Penghu, located in Taiwan Strait. On Saturday, the 2000 tonne CG 126 Tainan and an armed patrol vessel were dispatched by the coast guards immediately after a police squad leader observed two of the boats fishing using bottom trawling- a process in which the net dragged across the seafloor scoops up everything in its path – from the targeted fish to incidentally caught, centuries-old corals, Taipei Times reported
The Taiwanese Air Force in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences is studying on how to reverse engineer the General Electric J85 small single-shaft turbojet engines from its decommissioned F-5E/F fighters to reuse them in missiles. Due to the strong engine thrust, it can provide a speed of Mach 1
Raytheon has won $81million modification contract for design, engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon System to Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Canada, United Kingdom, South Korea, Portugal and Greece. Phalanx CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday
A tanker belonging to Saudi Arabia, NCC Sama collided with a berthed Knox-class frigate Ning Yang (FF-938) of Taiwanese Navy on March 9 on arrival to Keelung Port, Taiwan. The collision took place when the tanker was maneuvering in harbor to unload 3,000 tons of ethylene glycol, Taiwan News reported Saturday
Taiwans Ministry of National Defense has submitted a request for sale of 66 F-16V Block 70/72 fighter jets from the United States for an approximate $13 billion costing an approximate $70 million to $90 million apiece. Taiwan raised the request in late February this year, the Taipei Report reported quoting unnamed government officials as confirming the proposal
Google has pulled down three-dimensional satellite images of Taiwan from its map service, ‘Google Maps after it exposed the location and structures of Taiwans classified Patriot missile defense base in Xindian district, New Tapei . The company issued a statement last Saturday stating that it has already removed the 3D imaging service of four cities in Taiwan following problems brought about by a recent update to Google Maps
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