Taiwan to deploy more "aircraft carriers killers"

Taiwan to deploy more "aircraft carriers killers"

Shanghai : China | May 14, 2012 at 2:43 AM PDT
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Taiwan prepares equipped with anti-ship missiles dubbed"carrier killer" for the island's fleet amid China continues to make more test flights of the first carrier.

Five of eight Perry class ships guardian of Taiwan were armedHung Feng III supersonic, according to the China Times.

Taiwan to deploy more "aircraft carriers killers"

Feng III missile Hung of Taiwan - Photo: Reuters

Some smaller patrol boat of the island is also equipped withmissile has a range of 130 km and cruise speed is Mach 2, ortwice the speed of sound.

The China Times said Taiwan's navy plans to deploy 120missiles in Hung Phong III project cost about $ 400 million.

The missile was launched in Taiwan in August last year, the day of the first carrier of China began test flights.

The ship was renovated in an old carrier of the Soviet Union hasmade ​​several test flights since mid 2011, according to the China Times.

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Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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