CSIST video to show­case weapons Paris Air Show

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOSEPH YEH

The na­tion’s top mil­i­tary re­search in­sti­tute re­cently re­leased a pro­mo­tional short film to make public many lo­cally de­vel­oped weapons and mis­siles sys­tems that will go on dis­play at the up­com­ing Paris Air Show to be held later this week.

The film re­leased by the ChungShan In­sti­tute of Science and Tech­nol­ogy ( , CSIST) fea­tures lo­cally de­vel­oped weapons and mis­siles sys­tems, in­clud­ing Hsi­ung Feng-III anti-ship cruise mis­siles.

The Hsi­ung Feng-III has been hailed by lo­cal mil­i­tary ex­perts as “an air­craft-car­rier killer.” The lat- est su­per­sonic mis­sile can cause greater dam­age by pen­e­trat­ing a ves­sel’s ex­te­rior be­fore ex­plod­ing in­side the cabin, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal ex­perts.

The film also in­cluded the Tien Kung III (Sky Bow III) sur­face-toair mis­sile sys­tem de­vel­oped by the CSIST, which is de­signed to counter tac­ti­cal bal­lis­tic mis­siles, and will be show­cased dur­ing the show.

Lo­cally pro­duced Tien-Chien (Sky Sword) II air-to-air mis­siles are also fea­tured in the pro­mo­tional film.

Aside from Made- in- Tai­wan weapons sys­tems, the film also in­tro­duces the CSIST as well as the beauty of Tai­wan to the world.

The film will be shown to fair- go­ers at the up­com­ing In­ter­na­tional Paris Air Show to be held from June 15 to 21, the CSIST said.

Chang Kuan-chun ( ), head of the CSIST, pre­vi­ously said dur­ing a Leg­isla­tive hear­ing that the pur­pose of join­ing the in­ter­na­tional event is to show­case Tai­wan’s de­fense re­search ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the hope of get­ting ac­cess to in­ter­na­tional sup­ply chains.

Aside from the CSIST, Aerospace Industrial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (AIDC, ), Tai­wan’s lead­ing aerospace com­pany that de­signed and built the na­tion’s first lo­cally pro­duced jet fighters, the In­dige­nous De­fen­sive Fighters (IDF), will also take part in the show.

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