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TADTE 2019: Taiwan’s ‘Harpy’ enters series production

15th August 2019 - 03:10 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei


The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST) showcased a semitrailer truck with six canisters containing 12 Chien Hsiang anti-radiation UAVs at TADTE 2019.

Taiwan is spending NT$80 billion ($2.54 billion) over six years to develop and manufacture 104 Chien Hsiang UAVs, a ‘new type of kamikaze drone’, to reduce Beijing’s military advantage in Taiwanese airspace.

The UAV has achieved its initial operational capability, and it will now be delivered to a new operational unit under the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) Command.

The Chien Hsiang was criticised for its similarity to the Harpy after it was showcased

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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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