Date: April 14, 2015
By Joshua Philipp, Epoch Times
The Chinese regime’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems has gone
through, which will give it air dominance over Taiwan.
News of the sale began to circulate on Russian news outlets on April 13. The S-400 can launch up to 72 missiles and simultaneously engage 36 targets up to 248 miles away.
The Chinese regime is currently using Russia’s previous missile defense system, the S-300. They’ve been negotiating with Russia to purchase the S-400 since 2010.
When negotiations for the purchase were still taking place, DefenseNews reported that Taiwan could be the country most affected by the sale. It noted the S-400 will give the Chinese regime “complete air defense coverage of Taiwan.”
The missile defense system would significantly affect the Taiwanese air force if there were an armed conflict with Mainland China. [FULL STORY]