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Taiwan begins deploying home-built cruise missile

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posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 02:17 AM
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Taiwan Begins Deployment of Cruise Missiles: Report


By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, SAN FRANCISCO

Taiwan has begun deploying home-made cruise missiles on mobile launchers that are capable of hitting major military targets in southeast China, a newspaper here reported Friday.

The China Times said the Hsiung Feng missiles, which have a range of 1,000 kilometers (600 miles), were deployed across the island by the defense ministry’s new missile command. The missiles, which each cost some 100 million Taiwan dollars (3.13 million U.S.), were developed by the military-run Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, the paper said.

The institute was also developing cruise missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers for further deployment.

The China Times said President Chen Shui-bian had inspected the missile command and witnessed a mock launch of the cruise missiles. The defense ministry declined to comment on the report.

Taiwan reportedly successfully test-fired its first cruise missile earlier this year which flew over 500 kilometers before hitting its target.

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Surprisingly China has kept quiet about this.

[edit on 13-8-2005 by NWguy83]




posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 04:29 AM
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check the date. this is old news.



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by chinawhite
check the date. this is old news.



Sorry but you're wrong Chinawhite, this article is from August 12, 2005

Previous threads have been about the production and testing of Taiwan's cruise missile. This thread, if you even bothered to read it, was about its deployment.

[edit on 13-8-2005 by NWguy83]



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 10:21 PM
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i read about its deployment 1-2months ago on a chinese military site. it might be news to this website but not me.

this report has already been denied by the taiwanese defence ministry.

Defense ministry rejects missile deployment story

AGENCIES , TAIPEI
Saturday, Aug 13, 2005,Page 3

The Ministry of National Defense spokesman yesterday referred to a media report claiming that locally-built cruise missiles have secretly begun to be deployed on the island as a "sheer fabrication"

Ministry spokesman Liu Chih-chian (劉志堅) said that the ministry does not comment on fabricated reports.

www.taipeitimes.com...



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 10:58 PM
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Deploy, deploy.. no reply!!



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