Taiwanese weaponry touted at IDEX

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: The institute is to display its latest weapons systems and introduce domestic firms to the international community to expand its markets

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 17, 2019
By: Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Representatives of the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology are to attend the

Military equipment developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology is pictured in an undated photograph.  Photo: Lo Tien-Pin, Taipei Times

International Defense Exhibition & Conference (IDEX), which opens in Abu Dhabi today, with the hope of expanding into the Middle Eastern and eastern European defense markets.

The institute, which is affiliated with the Ministry of National Defense, said that it would present the results of its most recent research: the Land-Based Air Defense Missile System that is paired with a command-and-control system, which it also researched and built.

The system is rumored to be equipped with a quad launcher for the land-based variant of the Tien Chien II missile, continuous-wave radar and a 40mm anti-aircraft gun.

The institute said that it briefed the ministry on the air defense system at the 2017 Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition and has lobbied for it to place orders.

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