Taiwan News reported that the National Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology test-fired two missiles on Wednesday, April 20, at Jiupeng military base in Pingtung County and Chenggong Township in Taitung County.
Accordingly, missile firings would be carried out for three consecutive days, from the 20th to the 22nd, between 7:40 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.
According to a Ministry of National Defense (MND) report, Taiwan will produce a variety of domestically produced missiles, including the Sky Sword II, Sky Bow III, Hsiung Feng III, Hsiung Feng II, Hsiung Sheng, and Wan Chien missiles, in response to the increasing military threat from China.
The Hsiung Sheng missile, in particular, has sparked much interest. According to the MND, it is an extended-range variant of the Hsiung Feng IIE cruise missile with a range of 1,000-1,200 kilometers, allowing it to reach far beyond China’s coastline.
As Taiwanese media outlet Central News Agency reported, the National Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology declined to comment on the event and only called on the Taiwan people to support national defense.