Taiwan releases missile test video shortly after China’s drill

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/02
By: Emerson Lim

Photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense

Photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense[/caption] Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Friday released a video of its recent missile tests in southern Taiwan, demonstrating the country's surface-to-air, air-to-ship, ship-to-ship, and air-to-surface capabilities, one day after China concluded a military drill near the Taiwan Strait.

In a statement on Friday, the MND said the strategic goals of active defense and multi-layer deterrence were achieved in the live-fire drill at Jiupeng Military Base in Pingtung County July 29-30.

During the exercise, a total of 117 missiles of 12 different types were tested, with a 98.1 percent accuracy rate, the ministry said.

The video, which the MND released alongside its statement, showed the launch of Sky Bow air defense missiles, HAGM-84 Harpoon missiles, MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles and the Sky Sword II air-to-air missiles.    [FULL  STORY]


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