Taiwan claimed that part of the performance of cluster bombs thousand swords beyond US-made AGM-154
Taiwan, “Ching-kuo” fighters of the “thousand swords” cluster bombs
to enhance the Air Force long-range strike capability, Taiwan can be described as strenuous a thought, in the purchase of new US-made F-16 No case count, only to find some way to improve their self-produced “Ching-kuo” fighter weapons configuration. According to Taiwan’s “China Times” recently reported that the KMT “legislator” Lin Yu-fang said, from Taiwan, “Chinese Academy of Sciences’ self-developed” Wan Sword “cluster bombs this year in the early stages of operations through the Air Force evaluation, the formation of combat power, the future can be equipped.” Ching-kuo “fighters, will be used to undermine and paralyze the opponent’s airport, port or radar position and other military facilities.
also advanced claims-made weapons Bimei
claimed by Taiwan, “CAS” developed “Wan Sword” missile has completed the initial operational evaluation, etc. ” Ching-kuo “fighter upgrade program completion, the two can be used in combination. “China Times” article said, “Wan sword” play similar to the U.S. AGM-154 joint long-range attack munitions, range of up to 600 km, is Taiwan’s current longest-range air-ground weapons in one. Taiwan said, “Wan Sword” bomb containing hundreds of submunitions, is to attack the airport runway, troop concentrations District reliable weapon or missile positions.
According to Taiwan, “Central News Agency,” Lin Yu-fang quoted as saying, “Wan Sword” missile is Taiwan’s military spend nearly 30 billion New Taiwan dollars, take years to complete the development of weapons systems, although the appearance similar to the U.S. AGM-154, but the development of late, adding many of the design meet the operational needs of Taiwan, part of the performance even more than the AGM-154. Taiwan’s military also said the mount “Wan sword play”, a further financial investment to enhance the “Ching-kuo” fighter performance, it has a “remote control press operations,” and “air defense system pressure operation” capacity.
can deal with S-300 series missile?
as the “Wan sword” play quite confident that the performance of the Taiwan military that it can not only greatly enhance the ability of aircraft penetration, even with S-300 air defense missiles, a series compete. “China Times” article said, the Air Force has been hoping to buy US-made F-16C/D fighters with far AGM-154 joint attack munitions to the theater without in-depth case, the “enemy” forces pre-emptive “source blow. ” However, F-16C/D arms procurement bill has been blocked, with the AGM-154 of its plan no further progress.
in the home-grown “Wan sword” play mature, Taiwan consider themselves “combat power surge”, and the PLA to compete with the advanced air defense missiles. Lin Yu-fang said that, in the southeast coast of mainland China has deployed S-300PMU-1/2 air defense missiles, Taiwan wants to engage in “source of attack”, it must be at great risk of anti-aircraft fire across the net, but the Air Force had only equipped with conventional bombs, petrol bombs and a range of 28 km AGM-65 “Maverick” missile, raid is definitely worth the adventure. So he thought, “Wan Sword” bomb fitted out, the Taiwanese military aircraft with other aircraft, electronic warfare systems and the “Hsiung Feng” 2E missile with, just flew over the Straits, will be able to “Wan sword” to suppress the southeast coastal military targets.