Missile interception test successful, air force says

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 20, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The air force yesterday said it had successfully intercepted a Sky Bow II (Tien Kung II) missile, using a

A military enthusiast yesterday photographs the firing of a Patriot II missile in Taitung County’s Chenggong Township. Photo: Wang Hsiu-ting, Taipei Times

Patriot II missile, during a test in the morning
The Sky Bow II, a surface-to-air missile developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology, was fired from Taitung County’s Chenggong Township (成功) at 6:35am, the air force said.

It was successfully intercepted over Green Island (綠島) by a US-made Patriot II missile fired from Jupeng Base in Pingtung County, it said.

Members of the public started to gather in Chenggong Township as early as 4am to watch the launch, an event that one spectator described as the nation’s “most expensive fireworks show.”  [FULL  STORY]

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