Taiwan’s “Legislative Yuan” proposal for the Kidd-class destroyers equipped with Hsiung Feng 3 anti-ship missile
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According to Taiwan’s “United Daily News” recently reported , in response to upcoming service, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier, Taiwan will be 15 ships equipped with “glory” -3 anti-ship missiles. With Taiwan’s “Legislative Yuan”, highlights the strongest fighting force in the Taiwan Navy’s “Kidd” class destroyer to be equipped with this “killer.”
retired U.S. goods
“Kidd” ship design and manufacture for the United States, originally planned under the rule of the Pahlavi dynasty in Iran exports, but Iran After the Islamic revolution, the United States and the new Iranian regime against each other, then canceled the cross-ship program, change their equipment by the U.S. Navy, was named “Kidd” class. 2005 to 2006, the U.S. Navy gradually retired the four “Kidd” destroyers sold to Taiwan, the Taiwan Navy named “Keelung” class destroyers.
public information, “Kidd” ship length of 171.7 meters, 16.8 meters wide, draft of 10 meters, full load displacement of 10,000 tons, maximum speed of 33, controlled by the 339 crew. “Kidd” ship’s main deck in front and rear double-deck furnished with two type 127 mm caliber MK45 gun and two pairs of mounted MK-26-type arms air defense missile launchers, also equipped with two “Phalanx” short-range defense system, 2 “Harpoon” missile launchers, two three torpedo launchers and two anti-submarine helicopters. From the outside, before and after a long barrel gun symmetrical so that the “Kidd” ship like a mighty “Spear Knight.”
According to the Taiwan Navy expected, due to “Kidd” ship with powerful air defense, anti-ship, anti-submarine and battlefield management capabilities, to play in the major wartime fleet flagship and command centers, command and control of the air, sea operations; usually play in the major sea patrols, to expand the detection range, and Taiwan for warning time. Undoubtedly, Taiwan’s navy, the “Kidd” ship is the absolute capital ship.
seeking missile ship “powerful combination”
Although the “Kidd” ship perform multiple combat missions, but provide air cover for the fleet has been a Main duties. Taiwan Navy’s “success” class frigate on a range of only 40 km of the “standard” -1 compared to air defense missiles, “Kidd” destroyers equipped with the “standard” -2 effective combat air defense missile range up to 153 km, significantly expanding Taiwan Navy’s fleet of defensible space.
However, “Kidd” destroyers equipped with the “Harpoon” anti-ship missile has a range limited, restricted anti-ship warfare capabilities. “Hsiung Feng” -3 anti-ship missile mature, Taiwan is natural to think of the “powerful combination.” KMT “legislator” Lin Yu-fang of Taiwan recently asked the Navy to assess the combat effectiveness of the strongest “Kidd” ship equipped with “glory” -3 missile feasibility.
According to Taiwan media reports, “Hsiung Feng” -3 missile’s range is 130 km, cruise speed of Mach 2, with supersonic penetration ability, is the most powerful of the Taiwan military equipment, anti-ship missile . Some analysts believe that, “Kidd” ship equipped with such a long-range anti-ship missile, can have a strong air defense and anti-submarine based on the added firepower of a long-range strikes. War, even in advanced radar-guided helicopter with the relay, the equipment, “Treasures” 3-type missiles, “Kidd” ship will be a formidable opponent. (Source: International Online – “News of the World”)