Taiwan’s Patriot missile air defense system mixed the strongest fighting
Data for: Air Force equipped with US-made Patriot air defense missile type II
short time is difficult to obtain due to new F-16 fighters, Taiwan more care to enhance land-based air combat capabilities. According to Taiwan’s “China Times” reported on September 6, Taiwan spent NT $ 40 billion of imports from the United States long-range early warning radar will be completed next year. The report said that after the completion of the radar, can detect 300 kilometers of all types of short/medium-range missiles and cruise missiles. By next year, Taiwan will be gradually opened a road over the missile defense network.
price for seven minutes early warning radar
Taiwan’s military said the U.S. military deployed in Alaska and other places of radar systems, the U.S. arms sale Taiwan’s long-range early warning radar is more advanced. Allegedly, the radar can detect not only the various types of missiles and fighter aircraft, if necessary, can be converted to search for patterns, or even detect the other side of the Strait of People’s Liberation Army “East Sea” series of cruise missile deployment route. However, this radar can only select a mode, or air, or on the ground, mainly for monitoring high-flying ballistic missiles.
Taiwan from the United States but for the big money buying radar, many of the outside world has heard the voice of doubt. “China Times” reported that the Taiwan military equipment in exchange for long-range early warning radar only seven minutes of warning time in the defensive war is meaningless. A Taiwan general pointed out that Taiwan had this radar procurement from the United States, except in the military hopes to share intelligence with the United States to consider, in the main intention is to narrow the gap between the political and strategic relations with the United States. However, Taiwan is quite embarrassing that the last two years has been urging the U.S. to install security software on the radar, even more ridiculous is the cost of security upgrades but also commitments by the Taiwan side. As the radar project was the KMT “legislator” Lin Yu-fang, commander of the strong public criticism, and finally the United States to reduce the cost of security upgrades, and the radar system is scheduled to agree to anything in the official service.
air defense system was mixed
recent years, Taiwan has been sparing no effort to build a multi-layer air and missile defense network. According to the U.S. “Defense News” revealed that the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Department told Congress a number DIA-02-1001-028 “Taiwan air force report.” Reported that the island of Taiwan and Taiwan’s Penghu Island and surrounding islands Dongyin deployed multi-level air missile system. Which includes both the USA “Patriot” -2 and improved “Eagle” type (“Hawk” type) missile, another Taiwan-grown “Tien Kung” series of missiles. In accordance with the analysis of radar performance and range of the missile, which is mainly responsible for long-range missile air defense operations, including US-made “Patriot” missile combat the strongest, and has a strong mobility, but in limited quantities; “Eagle” type despite the many improvement, but that is decades old equipment in service, combat power is limited; and Taiwan-grown “Tien Kung” missiles, the biggest shortcoming is the heavy radar, mobility will be restricted.
in the short-range air defense weapons, Taiwan is also a “Tuyangjiehe”, which the Hummer as the chassis of the “Avenger” anti-aircraft tank equipped with “Stinger” missiles and 12.7 mm machine gun , cycling combat ability. Taiwan-grown “sword” type of short-range air defense missile used by Toyota 8 tons truck as a chassis, so the poor off-road performance and protection. Taiwan’s Eastern Broadcasting Network have pointed out that the Taiwan military soldiers controlled “Sword” missile thermal imager, we often encounter “reflection problem.”
visible, although Taiwan’s waste of money to buy US-made advanced radar, and strongly developed self defense equipment, but its air defense system, “mixed bag” of the situation in the near term has changed. (Source: International Online – “News of the World”)