Taiwan’s Hsiung Feng 3 missile test-fired off-target for use against aircraft carriers do not fly
Data Figure: Taiwan’s self-developed Hsiung Feng-3 missile
weapons as a self-produced high-end products, “Treasures” – 3 missile has been Taiwan’s high hopes. Taiwan’s “China Times” recently re-emphasized in the report of the missile’s advanced performance, calling it the “aircraft carrier killer.” However, recent tests indicate a failure, “Hsiung Feng” -3 missile performance is not stable.
boast a very advanced missile
reported that “glory” -3 missile missiles, the cost of home-grown first in Taiwan, but with supersonic flight , long range and other advantages, is Taiwan’s “effective deterrence capability,” the most powerful missiles.
Taiwan, “Chinese Academy of Sciences” will, “Treasures” boast-3 missile as a “21st century three bombs,” one, saying with supersonic sea-skimming capability, currently the world’s only Russian SS- N-22 “Sunburn” missiles can compete with them. The report also specifically stressed that the PLA’s four Russian-made equipment “modern” class destroyers equipped with the “Sunburn” missiles, naval warships and Taiwan also began with a “Treasures”-3 missile. Two compared to the Taiwan consider themselves the equipment carrier type “Treasures” -3 missile than the “Sunburn” missiles, small, and land-based version of the “Treasures” -3 flexibility even better.
Taiwan missile’s performance of self is clearly very confident, and that it has “the strength of anti-aircraft system.”
reported that gradually out of the “first island chain” of the People’s Liberation Army and the Navy’s aircraft carrier will be served waters east of Taiwan “threat.” Accordingly, Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” program in the eight “successful” ships and 7 “JJ” mounted four on each boat, “Treasures”-3 missile, in service in the future, “hearing the sea” ship loaded eight of the missile, with land-based model and the “Treasures” -1/2 missiles to form a “level with.” Taiwan believes that such a “missile combination” generally are difficult to defend ships, aircraft carriers for the volume is huge threat.
off target after excuse
despite high hopes for self-produced missiles, but shortly before the test failure is throwing a “missile enthusiasm” among the units Army pot of cold water.
According to Taiwan, “Central News Agency,” the disclosure, in a test in mid-June, the “glory” -3 missile off target. Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry”, said the reason for the missile off target, “CAS” preliminary determination is invalid because seeker lead, has now mastered the off-target because the future will strengthen the hardware selection and testing process to ensure the quality of the missile.
Kuomintang “legislators” Lin Yu-fang also argued that missile test is to identify the factors of instability, “did not play quasi-normal phenomenon.” Lin Yu-fang that resulted in the “Hsiung Feng” -3 missile off target may be due to instability in the Taiwan missile parts supply – can not buy parts from the outside, powerless to protect the quality of self-produced parts.
“China Times” reported that “glory” -3 missile flying faster than Mach 2, you can make more than 10 G of violent action. But Taiwan’s military acknowledged that it is because flying too fast, “Hsiung Feng” -3 missile control probability is also high.
In short, Taiwan and research institutions failed to solve the poor accuracy of self-produced this flawed supersonic missile, the missile’s overall performance and combat effectiveness is not stable. Thus, Taiwan’s military boasted so-called “aircraft carrier killer” in combat does not fly.(edit: SN049)