Taiwan anti-missile system has cost NT $ 300 billion proposed asymmetric war power
Data Figure: Taiwan’s mobile air defense missiles, combat training in progress. Source: Taiwan Apple Daily
BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) According to Taiwan’s “China Times” reported that, at present, as Taiwan has gradually invested over three hundred billion Taiwan dollars to build anti-missile systems, including purchasing long-range early warning radar, Patriot missiles and other active and passive defense capabilities, from next year will gradually expand over Taiwan and worked missile defense network.
reported that construction of the anti-missile systems are generally divided into active defense and passive defense. Taiwan’s military budget over the past few years, large investments in the former cost, including two sets of Patriot II is to enhance the three types purchase four sets of Patriot III missiles required more than one hundred and fifty billion (NT $, the same ), plus build long-range early warning radar over forty billion to spend close to two hundred billion, not including the Taiwan military for their own R & D “Sky Bow III” low-altitude tactical ballistic system ATBM billions of funds.
In addition, for the active defense missile attack Taiwan, but also cost tens of billions of research and development over the past decade a number of weapons and equipment, plans for missile bases on the enemy, “the source of attack” (Taiwan’s military now renamed the combined pressure of combat system) equipment research and development. Including: Sword anti-radiation missiles, cluster bombs and thousand swords “Ching-kuo” fighter performance, as well as a few days ago, “legislators” said the official end of the upcoming deployment of cruise missiles E Yuji, related research and development and production for the future anti-missile cost, together with the external procurement of radar missiles, at least over three hundred billion yuan.
reported that in recent years because of budget shortfalls, Taiwan began to increase lower-cost passive anti-missile defense capability, that is, to withstand the enemy’s battlefield missiles after the first strike ability to survive, including battle management command and decentralized center, build the eastern runway, runway repair equipment procurement, the establishment of “electronic warfare management positions in the overall safety net,” and even more expensive target camouflage masking and so on.
Taiwan’s military commanders said, Taiwan has begun to consider the establishment of “asymmetric warfare capability”, will be cheap and efficient perspective, so that enemy missiles could not hit paralysis, or even try to make enemy missiles not left the launch pad to attack Taiwan to be wiped out, than to fight with the enemy missile Patriot missiles are also more cost effective.