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 a Cheng Kung-class frigate and struck a target 47 km away amid difficult sea conditions. The missile features a reported range of 120-150 km and was first tested in 1997.