CSIST video to showcase weapons Paris Air Show
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.