Taiwan military Dragon-class submarines will be the first equipped with Harpoon submarine-launched anti-ship missile
Data Figure: Taiwan military submarine was at sea cruise
BEIJING, February 22 – According to Taiwan’s United Daily News reported that Taiwan’s military from the Netherlands in the 1980s, the introduction of the “Dragon”, “sea Tiger “two submarines, and combat power will be increased dramatically. Taiwan’s navy confirmed that the procurement to the United States, the UGM-84L submarine-launched Harpoon missiles, has been completed in the United States test-fired the next two ships will be the installation of related systems, is expected next year is expected to complete readiness. This is Taiwan’s armed forces submarine attachment missiles for the first time, to have the long-range ability to combat the enemy ships.
Harpoon is the U.S. Navy’s standard anti-ship missiles, including aircraft, the AGM-84, the RGM-84 surface ships, submarines use the UGM-84. Taiwan Navy Kidd-class destroyers and Knox-class frigates, the Taiwan Air Force F-16 use harpoon, coupled with the procurement of submarine, making the Taiwan military’s future from the air, surface, underwater launch missile attack enemy ships.
2001, the United States announced the sale of eight diesel-electric submarines to Taiwan, but also allows the export of submarines with Harpoon missiles and Mk.48 torpedoes. The new submarines so far in the “thunder” stage, but the Taiwan authorities decided to purchase a partial list of weapons, in order to enhance the combat capability of the existing two-charge system stegosaurus-class submarines.
Navy assessment, the decision to purchase the submarine-launched Harpoon, plan code-named “darts”. Mk.48 torpedoes, not active duty U.S. military’s latest performance and the Taiwan military is now used German-made SUT torpedo less, so not purchasing.
in October in 2008, the U.S. Defense Department to Congress reported the sale of 36 submarine-launched Harpoon missiles, including four practice rounds, as well as carrier-based control systems and parts, the total amount of 200 million U.S. dollars .
According to reports, the submarine-launched Harpoon is a “fire and forget” missiles, submarines use their own sonar, radar detect the enemy disappeared, or the intelligence provided by friendly forces, enter the target location information emission. The missile is mounted in a waterproof container, the water ejected through the torpedo tubes, missile blasted off at this time, a low altitude fly to set the target location, the final stage and then turn on the radar seeker, calibration of enemy ships attack.share: