Taiwan Deploys Missiles

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A newspaper in Taiwan is reporting that
the island has begun to deploy a new locally developed supersonic
ship-to-ship missile.

The mass circulation Liberty Times says in Sunday's report that
Taiwan has deployed the Hsiung Feng III missile on various military
ships.

Analysts say the missile is capable of attacking fuel tanks and
ammunition depots on a vessel, and that it could be used against
Chinese aircraft carrier battle groups. The missile was first
unveiled during a military parade in late October 2007.

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense declined to comment.

Taiwan and China split amid civil war in 1949, but Beijing still
claims the island as its own.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Go Navy! on May 9, 2011 at 03:24 AM
    You gotta wonder whether their missiles work any better than their coffee pots do.
  • by John Location: Live Oak on May 8, 2011 at 05:59 AM
    Now we will see about China's real military & pacific imperialistic schemes. ..Look out world.... the winds of a real war are blowing our way again... forget about our leadership's petty economics and social inter-national relationships. Obama is an Progressive Appeaser, not a Leader. For that, we are already at a major security disadvantage.
    • reply
      by Go Navy! on May 9, 2011 at 03:22 AM in reply to John
      What cave are you hiding in? If a bullet just over the left eye is appeasment let's hope a predator drone finds your cave and soon.
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 121451154 - wctv.tv/a?a=121451154
Gray Television, Inc.