Taiwan to produce 500 missiles annually
According to a report by Taiwanese Media Focus Taiwan, Shanal Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology has completed the construction of several new facilities. This would almost double Taiwan’s annual missile production capacity. A recent Ministry of National Defense (MND) report states that Taiwan will now be capable of producing 500 missiles annually. This Taiwanese government institute is the developer and manufacturer of many types of missiles. It has developed and handed over eight indigenous weapon systems to the Taiwanese Army in the last five years. Due to this the institute has also received a large amount of financial assistance from the government, which has been used for the construction of new facility.
Taiwan is increasing the number of these weapons
Taiwan approved a budget of $8.01 billion for the Shanal Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology in January this year. The products manufactured by this institute include corvettes, anti-ship missile systems to be deployed on the coast, air defense missile systems on the ground, attack drones, Hsung Sheng missile systems, Wan Chien air-to-ground missile systems, anti-aircraft systems and Many other weapons are included. Many of these systems can be deployed on Coast Guard ships in times of war.
Which missile will increase how much production
According to the latest report from the National Defense Ministry, the construction of these facilities will increase the annual production capacity of Tien Chien “Sky Sword” II missiles from 40 to 150. Also Tien Kung “Sky Bo” III error defense missiles from 48 to 96, Hsiung Fang III anti-ship missiles from 20 to 70; Annual production of Hsiung Fang II, Wan Chien missiles from 18 to 50 and Hsiung Seng cruise missiles will increase from 81 to 131. According to the report, this will take the total number of these missiles from 207 to 497 per year.
Taiwan missiles can destroy China
Taiwan’s Hsiung Sheng cruise missile is yet to be officially inducted into service. It is Taiwan’s precision strike strike missile. Its task is to destroy high-value enemy bases, command centers and air defense. At the same time, Hsiung Fang II E is a long-range missile. Its range is from 1,000 to 1,200 km. This missile can strike military bases located in Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi provinces of China from Taiwan.