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Taiwan tests missiles and integrates Mk 41 VLS

17th January 2020 - 00:01 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei

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Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST) successfully launched two Hsiung Feng III (HF-III) anti-ship missiles from the Jiu Peng Missile Range on 26 December 2019.

The missiles hit a target off the coast of southern Taiwan. One HF-III was believed to be a land-based long-range version. This HF-III will enter mass production in 2021 if its development continues to proceed well.

The HF-III has been developed as a coastal battery to carry out an area deterrence mission. For years, the NCSIST has been attempting to extend this supersonic anti-ship missile range. In the family, the HF-IIE was

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