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Taiwan to produce 300 cruise missiles

Taiwan to produce 300 cruise missiles

Taiwan plans to manufacture up to 300 cruise missiles, despite warming ties with rival China, it was reported yesterday.
"President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) has given the order for the production of 300 Hsiungfeng 2E cruise missiles," the Taipei-based China Times said, citing what it said was an unnamed authoritative military source.
However, the paper said it was not clear when the missiles would be put into service.
Taiwan's defense ministry declined to comment on the report.
The paper said Hsiungfeng 2E, which was developed by the military-run Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, has a range of around 600 kilometers.
The missile could be launched on land or at sea, the paper said, and would be capable of hitting airports and missile bases in southeast China, as well as cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong.


Updated : 2021-07-28 17:47 GMT+08:00