Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Taiwan test-fires variant of HF-3 ‘carrier killer’ missile

CSIST's HF-3 on display at a military parade
Reports claim the variant of the Hsiung Feng III has a range of 400km and can reach a maximum speed of Mach 3.0 

Taiwan’s top military research institute last month test-fired a powerful new anti-ship missile that could send a strong signal to China as it launches its first aircraft carrier, a reports said yesterday.

According to the Chinese-language United Daily News, the Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology completed a series of tests of the missile, which has been referred to as a variant of the Hsiung Feng III (HF-3) anti-ship missile. 

My article, published today in the Taipei Times, continues here.

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