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Missile upgrades initiated to counter carrier threat

UNDER CONTROL:Military officials said warships and military aircraft monitored the passage of the ‘Liaoning’ through the Taiwan Strait and observed no hostile actions

By Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters

Development is also reportedly under way to increase the range of the Tien Chien missile to 90km and allow Indigenous Defense Fighters to carry four, instead of the current two.

Taiwanese missile systems are one way to counter China’s naval and aerial threats, analysts said, adding that the ministry should accelerate the implementation of an indigenous submarine program and develop stealth technologies for warships.

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