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Taiwan’s ‘Ching Tien’ Cruise Missile Puts Beijing in Striking Distance

"With a range of 2,000 km, 'Ching Tien' places Beijing, the capital of China, within the firing range of the Taiwanese military," said a defense observer from Taiwan about the guided missile developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST).

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(DEFENCE SECURITY ASIA) — Taiwan is said to have begun receiving supersonic cruise missiles named “Ching Tien,” capable of striking targets up to 2,000 km away.

According to defense observers on the island, the supersonic cruise missile “Ching Tien” with a range of 2,000 km is considered the longest-range guided missile in Taiwan’s military arsenal.

“With a range of 2,000 km, ‘Ching Tien’ places Beijing, the capital of China, within the firing range of the Taiwanese military,” said a defense observer from Taiwan about the guided missile developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST).

The supersonic cruise missile “Ching Tien” is said to be in large-scale production after successfully undergoing tests by the island’s military.

The guided cruise missile has the capability to be launched using mobile launchers.

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Hsiung Feng

TaiwanAlthough the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense has not yet issued any statements regarding the introduction and operation of the supersonic cruise missile “Ching Tien,” it is believed that the Special Air Force Brigade of Taiwan has already deployed and operated the guided missile.

In addition to the supersonic cruise missile “Ching Tien,” the Taiwanese military also possesses three other types of guided missiles capable of targeting objects over 1,000 km away.

These include the land-to-land cruise missile “Hsiung Feng IIE,” which can target objects up to 1,000 km away, “Hsiung Feng IIE Extended-Range” with the ability to strike targets up to 1,200 km away, and another unidentified guided missile capable of targeting objects up to 1,000 km away. — DSA

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