Taiwan will acquire a new mobile coastal defense system in the United States


Taiwan officials have confirmed that the country's Ministry of National Defense is close to a deal to buy a new coastal defense system with Boeing Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles. Taiwan's deputy defense chief Chang Zheping confirmed that Taipei had decided to purchase a US-made Harpoon coastal defense system in a mobile configuration.


Taiwan's deputy defense minister says new missiles should go into the arsenal of the Navy fleet countries in 2023.

The new mobile coastal defense system is designed to monitor the movement of objects in the coastal marine zone, the detection and identification of enemy targets. It is able to withstand threats in territorial waters and suppress enemy aggressive actions. The coastal defense system is equipped with all-weather over-the-horizon anti-ship missiles "Harpoon" made in the USA.

On May 20, the United States Department of Defense announced plans to ship $ 180 million worth of weapons to Taiwan. Such actions in Beijing are traditionally perceived as a gross interference in the internal affairs of China and tirelessly express protests. In this case, the supply of American weapons to Taiwan have been going on for about 70 years.

Just last week, the United States announced the delivery of American torpedoes to the island. In response, the indignant statement of the Ministry of Defense of the PRC followed:

The People's Republic of China expresses strong discontent and resolute protest in this regard.
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  1. Uncle lee 31 May 2020 12: 49 New
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    sharp discontent and strong protest.
    And so all 70 years .....
    1. Lepilo 31 May 2020 13: 06 New
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      Interesting ... But this missile will not spontaneously launch in the direction of China?
      1. vadim dok 31 May 2020 16: 03 New
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        These missiles are defensive weapons, not offensive! The Coastal Defense Complex was clearly indicated!
        1. Lara Croft 31 May 2020 20: 07 New
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          Quote: vadim dok
          These missiles are defensive weapons, not offensive! The Coastal Defense Complex was clearly indicated!

          For some reason in the SAR of the Russian Federation for some reason she could apply her
          Coastal Defense Complex
          ISIS on ground targets, and the “empirialists" for some reason cannot, do the same with Fr. Taiwan's mainland China? Replaying in front of your master Klara Zakharovna ....
      2. AzDefence2020 31 May 2020 16: 45 New
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        Quote: Lepilo
        And this missile will not spontaneously launch in the direction of China?

        Are you seriously? These missiles can bite China, but not kill. The question is different, what will happen to them if they spontaneously allow the rocket to fly towards China?
  2. Maxwrx 31 May 2020 12: 55 New
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    This is so far. The Chinese economy will grow at the same pace and in 10-20 years they will be afraid to supply. And in 20-30 they will already be part of China. And it depends on the president. Obama f-16 was afraid to deliver new
    1. Pavel57 31 May 2020 13: 08 New
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      China's linear development model will conflict with the global crisis.
    2. Courier 31 May 2020 13: 43 New
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      Such rates China stopped growing last year.
      1. Maxwrx 31 May 2020 15: 47 New
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        Slowing growth in China is associated with a change in the economic model, as the old one has exhausted itself. Moreover, these are qualitative changes. In any case, according to all forecasts, its growth will be much higher than the world average, and much higher than the main economies / neighbors, primarily the USA, the European Union, Japan, and South Korea. And unlike the whole world, China will be practically one country where this year there will be a growth in GDP. In a couple of decades, China will be the same hegemon as the United States is now.
  3. Atlant-1164 31 May 2020 13: 05 New
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    It would be more practical for Taiwan to seek mutually agreeable coexistence in one state with the PRC. in 15-20 years of development, the PRC will reach its climax in its military-technical progress. and then neither the Patriots nor the coastal defense system will help. I don’t think there will be a country or a group of countries .. that will fight against China, over Taiwan. write off the inside of the Chinese "showdown"
    1. Uncle lee 31 May 2020 13: 12 New
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      Quote: Atlant-1164
      coexistence in one state.

      Everything will come to this ... One state, one path.
    2. Sergey39 31 May 2020 14: 57 New
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      “Patriots” and “Harpoons” will not help them in any way. When China needs it, they will take Taiwan without war.
  4. Karaul73 31 May 2020 13: 07 New
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    In which case, a small victorious war will not work in China. Taiwan is not the Crimea, which the states either missed or were simply afraid to open their mouths.
    1. kit88 31 May 2020 13: 24 New
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      States "missed" the Russian Crimea?
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      Not, well, everything has its limits, even universal impudence.
  5. knn54 31 May 2020 13: 15 New
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    Acquires protection in the USA.
  6. Raven 95 31 May 2020 13: 27 New
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    Are they going to fight with China?
  7. Mountain shooter 31 May 2020 13: 27 New
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    "Harpoons" is not even a "Ball" .... Nobody just sells these serious systems to them. It will not be able to protect Taiwan from the Chinese attack by the United States by military force, without the use of nuclear weapons. No harpoons will help. China just needs the factories of Taiwan - not the ruins in their place. So they will do it by economic methods. And the militant rhetoric of Taipei is more like a formidable growl ... a puppy sitting in a cozy nest with his mother ... When mom leaves, the growl turns into a whining!
  8. Boa kaa 31 May 2020 13: 28 New
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    The author somehow cleverly delivers the news. The fact is that 20.05. 2020 Taiwan purchased from the States 10 torpedoes Mk48 mod 6AT for its two relatively modern submarines. This is an export version of the American MK48 mod6 ADCAP. Thus, 1 unit costs 10 Amer lemons! I wonder why RCC sell?
  9. Hydrogen 31 May 2020 13: 52 New
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    It would not hurt us to develop relations with Taiwan either, a good market for our weapons, and support against China will not hurt.
    1. KVU-NSVD 31 May 2020 14: 36 New
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      Quote: Hydrogen
      It would not hurt us to develop relations with Taiwan either, a good market for our weapons, and support against China will not hurt.

      And to us, is this to whom? Our weapons there - do not sew a sleeve on the cap. But will they support us against the PRC?
      1. Hydrogen 31 May 2020 15: 53 New
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        The USA and NATO are an open and predictable enemy for us (Russia). China is much more dangerous, it is a hidden and mean enemy, cunning. They will smile for decades, but at the most inappropriate moment for us they will stick a knife in the back. Therefore, any enemies of the PRC, their territories and opportunities could help Russia at the right time.
        1. KVU-NSVD 31 May 2020 16: 41 New
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          .They will smile for decades

          So, in a fight, who do you consider to be a priority candidate for mandulin - the one who is climbing on the rampage or the one who is so far only angering? Note that you did not answer a single question of mine, and this is impolite or a sign of the absence of answer options in essence, which in turn indicates the absence of a clear system in your own thoughts.
          1. Hydrogen 31 May 2020 16: 54 New
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            He would be the first to start with the one who bothers, the fact of the unexpectedness of such an act will slow down the one who is climbing. Well, for good Russia, you should not go into the showdown of the powerful of this world, we are no longer the USSR, big does not mean strong.
            1. KVU-NSVD 31 May 2020 17: 24 New
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              Quote: Hydrogen
              The first to start with the one who bustles,

              Did you have to fight at all? In such situations, the choice is zero.
              .Well, for good Russia, you should not go into a showdown of the powerful,
              In fact, Russia, thanks to military power, is one of the strengths of this world, albeit with costs. You suggest not to go anywhere? Lock yourself in? You take a look at the map, and she clearly says - it is necessary to maximize your influence, otherwise they will poison like a wolf with two dozen dogs ... do you know what the most sad thing about this persecution? Each dog is vzdit at the wolf to rush, and even vzdut vzdory, but when the wolf is shot, the whole pack rushes and vomits. Do you want this for your homeland? . Strategically, we need peace with China for as long as possible, and Taiwan ... it itself will be Chinese in about thirty years ..
    2. Sky strike fighter 31 May 2020 18: 21 New
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      Quote: Hydrogen
      It would not hurt us to develop relations with Taiwan either, a good market for our weapons, and support against China will not hurt.


      We are developing relations with Vietnam. In Vietnam, we organized the production of an export X-35 under a contract. Photo by the link below.
      At the Vietnamese shipyard Z189, the production of Russian anti-ship missiles Uran-E began under the designation VCM-01

      https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4037202.html
    3. Quadro 1 June 2020 06: 34 New
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      Quote: Hydrogen
      It would not hurt us to develop relations with Taiwan either, a good market for our weapons, and support against China will not hurt.

      Do you even understand the topic before blundering such nonsense? It is in the Taiwanese (and not the PRC's as local propagandists write) the Siberia textbook is shown in Chinese (Taiwanese). Just poorly educated and not knowing Chinese do not understand that Chinese in China is very different from Chinese in Taiwan. Taiwan has territorial claims on almost the whole world, we have no friction with the PRC, they are not hostile to us. Why the hell should Russia cooperate with lackeys of the USA, and even who have greyhound territorial claims against us? Moreover, the bourgeois government even before it fell to Taiwan in every possible way put us sticks in the wheels and spat on us. Remember at least the conflict on the CER — then Mao did not rule.
  10. Free wind 31 May 2020 14: 02 New
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    The opinion of the Chinese, in Taiwan, is of least interest. the Chinese need Taiwan factories and technology, and he will never get them.
  11. Karaul73 31 May 2020 14: 47 New
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    Quote: kit88
    States "missed" the Russian Crimea?
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    Not, well, everything has its limits, even universal impudence.

    There is no limit to arrogance. And you know it perfectly. As long as you do not knock on the hands, the insolent will become impudent. Sorry for the tautology.
  12. V1er 31 May 2020 15: 36 New
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    If anyone is interested, otherwise there is not a single picture in the article.
  13. APASUS 31 May 2020 17: 22 New
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    Can the Chinese put weapons in Minneapolis?
    Well, for the general balance of possibilities ................. laughing laughing lol
    1. Kuzmitsky 2 June 2020 19: 42 New
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      So the Chinese are already late. Americans have long delivered weapons to Minneapolis. Back in the days of the Wild West.