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Taiwan has successfully test fired its first cruise missile, which would allow the island to hit major military targets in southeast China, a newspaper here reported Sunday.
The Hsiung Feng cruise missile, developed by the military-run Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, has a range of 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) and could be used to attack military bases in southeast China, the China Times said.
Originally posted by gooseuk
I can see two outcomes of this missile launch and budget proposal, its either going to cause the Chinese military forces to back off or the more likely effect of the chinese attacking before the Taiwanese military can be improved or before the missiles become operational.
Can any one say ASIAN CONFLICT 2005?
Originally posted by Char2c35t
is it based off the tomahawk cruise missile and are there any pictures out there of it?
Originally posted by Harlequin
Just as an aside - but which country would give/sell/proliferate the nukes to taiwan in the first place???
Originally posted by IAF101
Another good concern brought up was what would happen if Taiwan went peacefully - millions of dollars of US money down the drain. Plus china gets a step up with the tech and also a lot of insight into the US military. I think the US should give Taiwan only obsolete tech that the US does not use or has been deamed as redundant. Also their is the danger that chinese spies can steal the tech from taiwan itself.