Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Taiwanese Porcupine

Taiwan plans to mass-produce ship-to-ship missiles to boost its naval defences against China, the United Evening News reported Aug. 29.

The defence ministry has set aside more than 2.26 billion Taiwan dollars ($71.75 million) to manufacture the locally-designed Supersonic Hsiung-feng 3, the United Evening News said.

The defence ministry declined to comment on the report.

Analysts say 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 80 miles, the missile has been designed to counter China's Russia-made equivalent, analysts say.
Make your self a hard target -- and you might not be one.

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