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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.
Originally posted by chinawhite
check the date. this is old news.