Cruise Missiles (01 Sep
Taiwan is in the final stage of developing a cruise
missile aimed at deterring a Chinese naval invasion.
The "Hsiung Feng 3," or Brave Wind 3,
would have a range of 300 kilometers making it able to reach China's
southern and eastern coasts.
The missile would surpass in both range and speed the Russian-built
Sunburn missiles that equip the Sovremenny-class destroyers acquired
recently by China.
Taiwan's cruise missile is expected to be mass-produced
in about two years after more tests.
Taiwan has acquired Harpoon anti-ship missiles from
the United States in recent years and is also developing similar
of its own, as the island would be vulnerable to a naval blockade