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Gatekeeper

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Tsai not say China is meddling with Taiwan's election, and also link Hong Kong protest as to why Solomon islands switch side! Lol. Don't she ever take responsibility for her government's policies!

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Gatekeeper

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It's amazing that the MSM can't see the irony in this!

Let's see. Basically, the USA says what you (Solomon islands) have done is wrong. Even though we have done it over 30 years ago! Lol you just can't make it up!

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Skywatcher

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Tsai not say China is meddling with Taiwan's election, and also link Hong Kong protest as to why Solomon islands switch side! Lol. Don't she ever take responsibility for her government's policies!

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That's not surprising. Tsai is essentially a carbon copy of Carrie Lam, but without any of Lam's redeeming qualities.
 

Skywatcher

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Yun Feng Cruise Missile

The project name is Ching Tien and a total of 20 missiles are to be produced. They will be mounted on 10×10 trucks for road mobility. Simulations during Han Kuang war games found that fixed silos of those missiles will definitely be destroyed during the first wave of attack from China.

The project manager will be Yang Mu Hsiung, a veteran defense scientist that was asked to postpone his retirement in order to carry out the program.

The missile is said to be using four missile segments from the Tien Kung air defense missile as boosters. Once the missile reaches high altitude, the ramjet engine will take over.

Separately, the Ministry of National Defense has initiated project Chi Lin to build a rocket capable of carrying microsatellites weighing between 50-200kg into low-earth orbit.

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Wait, so if the Yun Feng uses four large rocket boosters (the TK-2 weighs about 1.1 tons, so its rocket is probably something like 700-800kg), the missile is probably going to be a lot larger than that new Chinese supersonic long range cruise missile, whatever that is. At that point, they might as well build an IRBM.

And where the heck are they going to get the money to build a SLV?! :rolleyes:
 

Jura

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Taiwan looks to boost artillery forces to counter China
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Taiwan is seeking to modernize and lengthen the reach of its artillery with the decision to purchase self-propelled howitzers, even as it weighs acquiring or developing its own long-range artillery rockets.

During a hearing of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, Taiwanese Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa confirmed to legislators that Taiwan will seek to acquire the BAE Systems M109A6 Paladin self-propeller howitzer from the United States.

Yen did not reveal how many howitzers would be sought, although local media reports in July stated that Taiwan was looking at acquiring 100 howitzers.

The Taiwanese army’s artillery units are already operating the older M109A2 and M109A5 variants, as well as the M110A2 self-propelled howitzer and the towed M114 howitzers.

The M109A6 features improved armor and survivability over older variants of the M109, which allows howitzer batteries to fire from dispersed locations as well as reduce the time required to set up and fire its 155 mm (6 inch) howitzer.

Taiwan is also reportedly looking to increase the range of its artillery rockets up to 190 miles, and was said to be weighing between acquiring the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System or developing a longer-ranged rocket for its Thunderbolt-2000 truck-mounted multiple rocket launcher.

The National Changshan Institute of Science and Technology, which developed and manufactured the Thunderbolt 2000, has successfully developed a rocket with a range of 63 miles and is confident it can develop an even longer range rocket.

This requirement is in response
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fielding artillery rockets capable of attaining such ranges, which would put Taiwan’s west coast within range from mainland China. China sees Taiwan as a renegade province and has not ruled out the use of force to take back the island.

The Trump administration has ramped up
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in recent months, with the State Department clearing the sale of tanks, fighter jets and surface to air missiles. Under the Taiwan Relations Act passed by Congress in 1979, the U.S. is committed to providing self-defense weapons to the self-governing island off China’s coast.
 

Skywatcher

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Given her fixation of building things in Taiwan, I'm surprised that Tsai didn't have the NCIST made their own SPH. It'd be pretty easy.
 

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