Taiwan’s Hai Chien 2 Missile System Faces Delays

 In Defense, Sea, Air, Forces & Capabilities, U.S. Navy, Information

Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) is under pres­sure from the mil­i­tary to com­plete the Initial Operational Test & Evaluation of its Hai Chien 2 anti-air mis­sile by this year.

The navy wants to start lim­it­ed pro­duc­tion of the mis­sile from March next year so that the Tuo Chiang-class corvettes can have an anti-air capa­bil­i­ty.

Unfortunately for NCSIST, the insti­tute has run into prob­lems inte­grat­ing the mis­sile with air defense radar. To meet the dead­line by next year, it has to start ship­borne test­ing in the next few months. So far, the mis­sile has only been fired at sea once in 2014.

Another effort to have the mis­sile fired from the Mk 41 VLS is also delayed as the indige­nous Hsun Lien naval combat sys­tems is behind sched­ule.

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