US Approves Taiwan Stinger Missile Sale

US Approves Taiwan Stinger Missile Sale

On July 8, the U.S. State Department approved a $223 million sale of Stinger surface-to-air missiles to Taiwan. The Stinger is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) capable of engaging low-altitude…

Taiwan Confirms Successful Hsiung Feng III Test

Taiwan Confirms Successful Hsiung Feng III Test

On June 7, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry confirmed the successful test launch of its Hsiung Feng III antiship missile last year. Conducted on July 16, 2018, the projectile was fired from…

Taiwanese Navy Video Shows Hsiung Feng III Sea Launch

Taiwanese Navy Video Shows Hsiung Feng III Sea Launch

On January 1, the Taiwanese Navy released a promotional video entitled “Toward 2019,” showing the first public footage of its Hsiung Feng III antiship missile launching from a Tuo Chiang-class…

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

Missile threats facing both the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific are increasing in complexity, number, and source. In response, the Trump administration is using missile defenses to boost military capability and signal resolve, as indicated by the deployment of THAAD to South Korea…

Taiwan to Upgrade Missile Capabilities

Taiwan to Upgrade Missile Capabilities

Taiwanese media reports that Taiwan is pursuing upgrades to its indigenous anti-ship, surface-to-air, and air-to-air missile capabilities. Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, or NCSIST has been working…