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TADTE 2019: Rockets to replace guns on Taiwanese cutters

16th August 2019 - 09:46 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei


Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) has announced that, instead of conventional Bofors 40mm guns on three new classes of cutters, the maritime law enforcement agency will install a rocket-firing turret as their primary weapon.

These rockets will be installed on a dozen 600t, six 1,000t and four 4,000t cutters of the CGA.

The weapons are converted from turret-mounted, unmanned, rotating Tan An coastal defence rocket systems (pictured above), which had been especially proposed for outlying island garrisons and remote positions. The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) originally developed it for counter-landing operations.

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Charles Au


Charles Au

Charles was born in Malaysia, but educated in Taiwan. He is currently based in the …

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