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Taiwan to Buy Advance Patriot Interceptors

On March 31, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense announced plans to acquire Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors. The weapons are scheduled to be delivered between 2025-2026 and deployed in 2026. Reports on the potential purchase surfaced as early as December 2020.  Related Links: Taiwan to buy new U.S. air defence...

Taiwan Deploys Upgraded Hsiung Feng IIE Missile

On January 11, Taiwanese military sources confirmed that Taiwan had deployed a small number of extended-range Hsiung Feng IIE cruise missiles. Developed by Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), the extended-range missile has a range of 1,200 km, double that of the baseline variant. The move comes on the heels of a...

US Approves Taiwan ATACMS, SLAM-ER, Harpoon Missile Sales

On October 21, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of 64 MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) and 135 AGM-84H Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) missiles to Taiwan. On October 26, the United States also approved the sale to Taiwan of up to 400 RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II missiles. The sales are...

US State Department Approves Patriot Sale to Taiwan

On July 9, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $620 million repair and recertification contract for Taiwan’s Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missiles. The FMS package includes replacing PAC-3 components near expiration, testing and repairs of the current inventory, spare parts for ground support equipment, and logistical support. The PAC-3 uses hit-to-kill technology to intercept...

Taiwan Tests Cruise, Surface-to-Air Missiles

Taiwan has reportedly flight tested several indigenous missiles and artillery in April 2020. According to Taiwanese media reports, Taiwan’s National Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) issued 12 days of live-fire announcements near its test range in Pingtung, launching the Sky Bow 3 surface-to-air missile on multiple occasions and the Yun Feng land-attack cruise...

Taiwan Tests Antiair, Antiship Missiles

On December 26, Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) successfully test fired several “extended range” Hsiung Feng III antiship missiles to a distance of 400 km each. NCSIST also completed flight tests of the Tien Kung III surface-to-air missile, launching it from a US-built Mark 41 vertical launch system (VLS). The Hsiung...

Taiwan Modifies Sky Bow for Ship Deployment

On September 23, Taiwanese media reported that the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) began system integration tests of the Sky Bow 3 surface-to-air missile for its new class of patrol vessels. According to reports, the navalized Sky Bow—designated the Sea Bow—is installed with folding fins to fit the Mk 41 naval vertical...

Reports: Taiwan Begins Cruise Missile Production

On August 4, Taiwanese media reported that the country’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) had prepared the Yun Feng cruise missile for serial production. Under development since 1996, the supersonic missile would reportedly be capable of ranges between 1200 to 2,000 km. In a press release, the NCSIST neither confirmed nor denied...

Taiwan Conducts Missile Drill

Between July 29 and August 2, Taiwan conducted a large-scale missile exercise, launching 117 projectiles at multiple air and naval targets. According to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, the missiles fired included the AIM-7 Sparrow, Sky Bow, Standard Missile-1, Hsiung Feng III, and Harpoon. In a statement made to news agencies, Taipei said the tests...

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 airborne threats at short range. In response, the People’s Republic of China expressed “resolute opposition” to the sale at a press conference. Related Links: Taipei...