The United States "national interest" bimonthly website reports that the Taiwan authorities are seeking to strengthen military capabilities to fight the Liberation Army, and the best way to achieve this goal is to turn their eyes to foreign countries. The following are three kinds of weapons that Taiwan is trying to buy.
Sun Yuan first submarines
US media believe that the Taiwan authorities want to implement the strategy of anti intervention / regional exclusion. In the battle, Taiwan submarines will wait for the enemy's naval vessels to wait, including ships carrying offensive troops. They can also achieve the purpose of protecting Taiwan's homeland by striking the opponent's ground targets, such as missile systems.
The strength of Taiwan's underwater operations has been shrinking in recent decades because no country is willing to sell submarines to Taiwan. The foreign medium supposes that if there is a country in the end (although some recent realities are taken into account, this is still impossible), the Taiwan military may be interested in a Korean submarine.
US media believe that the Japanese Dragon class submarine is bigger and better in performance, but the price is also very expensive. Since Taiwan does not require long distance activities of submarines, it is suitable for more smaller and poorer submarines.
Sun yuan first class submarine developed in Korea
The Korean sun yuan class submarines are based on the design of the German 214 type submarine, with a displacement of about 1800 tons, 213 feet long and 22 feet wide. Unlike South Korea's Zhang Bao - grade submarines, Sun Yuan's first - class submarines are not dependent on the air propulsion system (AIP), and can stay underwater for about 2 weeks (roughly 2 times as much as the underwater residence time of the Zhang Bao class submarines). Their depth reaches 1312 feet, and underwater speed is reported to be about 20 knots. The ISUS-90 submarine combat system enables 214 submarines to lock 300 targets at the same time. It is reported that they can "carry out many tasks, such as anti-ship, air defense and anti submarine operations, and precision cruise ships."
US media said this means that although their main goal is to sink ships, they can also attack ground targets. South Korea's sun yuan first class submarine is equipped with a comet -3 supersonic stealth precision guided ground to surface missile with a range of 1500 km.
"Saad" antimissile system
The US media believe that the Taiwan authorities may wish to join the "Sarde" antimissile system in the United States. The "Saad" system is designed to destroy missiles at the end of the flight in the atmosphere or outside, and to respond to short-range missiles that are directed towards Taiwan. Each set of "Saad" system is equipped with 6 launcher tubes, each transmitting tube has about 8 interceptor missiles. As a result, each set of Saad systems should have at least 48 interceptor missiles, although Shangluo khid - Martin says each system can actually carry 71 interceptor missiles. Although there is no perfect missile defense system at present, the test results of "Sade" are better than most similar systems.
Reported that the "Sade" system coverage is not large, but it is not necessary. For Taiwan, we only need to deploy the "Sade" system near the key facilities to prevent them from being destroyed at the beginning of the war. For example, deploying the "Sade" system near important runways allows fighter planes to evacuate in time without being destroyed locally. Sade is removable and therefore less vulnerable to missile attacks.
"Bra Moss" anti-ship missile
Reported that, in addition to submarines, the Taiwan authorities may also want to get anti-ship missiles. Although Taiwan already has anti-ship missiles, it needs upgrading. Unfortunately, the development of the United States in this field has been lagged behind in recent decades. Although Washington is trying to reverse the situation with a long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM), the missile is still being developed. In addition, LRASM is currently only the empty and the warship version.
The "bla Moss" missile is a supersonic missile jointly developed by Russia and India. Although the various models of the missile are already carrying out various tasks, it has been developed as an anti-ship missile. Its launch platform is diverse, with land launch, ship launched and air launched models.
The manufacturer, Bula Moss Aerospace Corporation, said that in terms of performance, this is a "two stage missile, the first stage is a solid propellant engine that allows the missile to fly at supersonic speed and then separate." The second level hydraulic ramjet engine lets the missile cruise at a speed closer to 3 Maher. The missile's stealth technology and guidance system have special performance. In addition to high speed and stealth features, it can also fly on the ground to avoid the opponent's defense system. The missile generally carries a 200 kilogram warhead, while the air launched version can carry 300 kilos of warheads.
However, the biggest advantage of the "bla Moss" missile is still its amazing speed. Some experts explained: "the speed of this missile is 2.8 Maher, which is equivalent to 952 meters per second. Suppose the defense radar is installed at a height of 20 meters, the "Bula Moss" missile will be detected at a distance of 27 kilometers. This gives the defense only 28 seconds to track, lock and shoot down the missiles. (compiling / Guo Jun)
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