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Centurion C-RAM will protect Taiwan’s key installations

5th April 2019 - 03:03 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei

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The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) proposes to order land-based Phalanx close-in weapon systems (CIWS), known as the Centurion C-RAM, to protect key installations in remote areas of Taiwan.

Such sites include the Pave Paws radar, coastal anti-ship missile batteries and vast underground hangars on Taiwan’s east coast. These essential facilities are needed to resist any attack launched by China across the Taiwan Strait.

The Centurion C-RAM combines the Phalanx CIWS, used aboard hundreds of warships, with an artillery radar. The trailer-mounted Centurion is the last piece needed for Taiwan’s air defence network. Taiwan currently employs fixed Phalanx CIWS

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