Secret missile R & D base in Taiwan: time off to avoid satellite detection
Recently, the Taiwan-ground the first time admitted secretly developing medium-range missiles and cruise missiles, has triggered widespread concern. Rumor that Taiwan should develop a range of up to 1,200 km medium-range ground to ground missiles, and up to 800 km range cruise missile, and about ready to test in June, KMT “legislator” Ting Shou-chung on March 29 in the “Legislative Court “to verify the military, Taiwan,” Deputy Defense Minister, “said Andrew Yang in response to inquiries,
comes to Taiwan’s missile development, we can not but say that is called” three mysterious organization, “one of the so-called” Asia’s largest missile base “—-peng base.
2004 In June, the Taiwan military-peng base secret test-fired two “Patriot II” missile both hit the target;
2005 March, Taiwan test-fired a missile base in nine Peng, “Hsiung Feng-2E” success, in December, Chen went to inspect-peng base test “Hsiung Feng-2E”, “Treasures 3″ and other new missile;
2009 October, Ma Ying-jeou went close-peng base, medium-range surface-inspection station homemade ballistic missile tests … …
although not much seen in the media reports, pictures and even information only to a search (above), but “-peng base,” the word was in Taiwan has a heavy weight.
-peng base Mudan Township, Pingtung County is located in town with stained glass by the junction of the east coast, at one overlooking beautiful, like paradise in the mountains. -Peng base in October 1973, started from May 1975 to complete the initial, north to south and 6500 m, 3000 m from east to west, covers an area of ??1600 hectares. Why this place? Cramped because Taiwan itself, testing the missile can hit out to sea, and nine Peng base is in the east coast of Taiwan, facing the vast sea, also against Orchid Island, Green Island off the coast of two islands, two islands in the installed above the test equipment, just for observation missile flight paths and data.
1990 years later, Taiwan was upgraded to the expansion of both R & D base function, the latter by repeated expansion area has more than 4000 hectares, the base is still Green Island, Orchid Island, Taitung Taimali with points in base, can help to obtain relevant test triangulation value. -Peng base as Taiwan’s “Zhongshan Scientific Research Institute” under a second, in fact, is Taiwan’s missile and rocket weapons and various types of integrated systems test, assembly and research and development base, is the island’s unique and important field of missile tests the headquarters of the remote projection system test, known as the so-called “Asia’s largest missile base.” Planning in Taiwan, nine Peng base or “Taiwan has developed a secret strategy for tactical ground-attack capability the only place.”
time “off” to hide the satellite
Taiwan’s small size, difficult to find a suitable place to test long-range weapons and live ammunition. Therefore, as Taiwan’s only purpose in firing the missile test,-peng base has been wrapped in a layer of mystery, until 1998 for the first time by the media exposure, has since been carried on the low-key, mysterious characteristics, it Taiwan’s military the “Institute of Preventive Medicine” and “Nuclear Energy Institute,” is called Taiwan’s “three mystical body.”
from above, like a big-peng base lawn. The base of the building height, except as a control center for the observatory’s three outside the building, other buildings no more than two floors, and in addition to office buildings, other buildings have no windows. All above-ground structures are coated with a special camouflage, this special coating with anti-active and passive infrared function, can reduce the possibility of infrared missile hit. On the other hand, all the research and production studios, assembly lines are underground, usually on the ground do not see any people walking around, and no military vehicles parked inside.
because of the special geographical location and special purpose, highly confidential-peng base, strict vigilance and external traffic only Peony Township line and County Road 199 County Road 200 Manchu Township line, no other way can pass. Even the United States, France and other countries in science and intelligence, not just on the base implementation of satellite reconnaissance photos. According to the base commander said the day 10:12 11:00 assigned before and after a lot of advanced spy satellites will visit the country over the base. Base command center monitor screen displays the spy satellite in space overhead of time and then order the test unit “off.”
hidden thousands of technicians
-peng base since its opening date, have been completed and the worker bees six rocket and glory, Sword, Sky Bow, patriotic series of missile tests, etc. and launch the task, as developed by the Taiwan authorities rockets, missiles, weapons series cradle.
Taiwan told the media boasted, the whole nine Peng base is a small “space base”, the control room seems to Space Center Houston is a smaller version. In addition to smaller, less Satellite Communications channel, the other as no shortage of equipment. Currently, the base of important facilities, including missile launch floor, missile launchers, missile, drone assembly plant, control and command centers, radar systems, telemetry receiving system and warhead testing ground, and in addition to these advanced hardware facilities, nine Peng base also has amazing talent pool of professionals.
according to Taiwan media previously disclosed, the Taiwan military’s missile development resources are concentrated in Taiwan, “Chinese Academy of Sciences”, the next with aeronautical engineering, rocket missiles, chemical and other electronic communications and 4 research institutes, with various About 1.1 million people, Dr. Shuo high proportion. As the development of medium-range missiles vulnerable to international attention and pressure, in order to deceive the public, Lee Teng-hui in 1991, “CAS” set up a so-called “Space and Space Research Center of Industrial Technology”, the Taiwan authorities a year to $ 2 billion new Taiwan Center currency, as aviation technology (actually missile technology) research funding.
has been transferred to nine Peng of Taiwan-based researchers as strictly confidential and will not only important to develop staff in name only under Taiwan’s “Executive Yuan” and “space program room,” Taiwan ” Ministry of Economic Affairs’ own research center in Taiwan, “Central University” Space Science Institute and other civilian research institutions, but also the use of Kung University, Tamkang University, Institute of Aerospace Engineering belongs to the cover, the island’s general power of colleges and universities are included in the academic the military’s missile development program.
or large-scale wind tunnel have been completed
2004 In October, Taiwan’s major media have reported that the missile bases-peng large bunker project is being built, “the United States spy satellites note-peng base is to build a large-scale reinforced concrete buildings, and around the thickness of the enormous, suggesting that this is the role of a proof or can withstand heavy bombardment of the anti-bomb bunker bomb “, will be used for speculation deployment from the United States to buy the “Patriot” missile system 3. In fact, the shelter project had started as early as 2001, adding more than six hectares of land, Taiwan which strictly confidential, and its budget has not yet been declassified, but according to Taiwan media available information, only the cost of concrete work on about 80 million NT, allegedly after the completion of installation of the latest optical, electrical, computer and other equipment, and existing-peng base into one.
in-peng base with a large number of new advanced equipment, most notably the new large-scale wind tunnel. The so-called wind tunnel, the actual need is to create a certain speed by the flow and in which various aerodynamic simulation of the device, it is widely used in aviation, meteorology, engineering and other fields. Wind tunnel is the aircraft, missile development work necessary key equipment, Taiwan has all along attached great importance. It is understood that the Taiwan military tunnel construction began in the late 1970s, when, with American technical support, and in 1984 built the first large-scale wind tunnel, this tunnel Taiwan who developed “Tien Kung” ” Sword, “” Treasures “and other missiles played a key role. With Taiwan’s accelerated pace of development of medium-range missiles, the original wind tunnel tests have been unable to meet the needs of expert judgments, had bases in the massive construction projects of large-peng bunkers and buildings from the area of ??mystery, appearance and levels of security analysis, it should be The new wind tunnel. This large-scale wind tunnel, once completed, will long-range missiles in Taiwan’s development of new aircraft and has an important role.