Wan Chien

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The Wan Chien (Chinese: 萬劍) is a cluster bomb researched and produced by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology. A total of 4 Wan Chien cluster bombs have been produced and are currently undergoing testing and evaluation with the Republic of China Air Force's AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo fighters. Serial production is expected to start in 2015.[1]

Development[edit]

The Wan Chien has resulted from the Wan Chien project approved by the Ministry of Defence. It partly resembles the AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon. The name Wan Chien (萬劍) literally means "Ten Thousand Swords".[2]

General characteristics[3]
  • Primary Function: Cluster Bomb
  • Platform: Aircraft launched
  • Range: 100–250 km
  • Length: 4.5-4.8m
  • Weight: 800–900 kg
  • Diameter: 75–80 cm
  • Warhead: 300–350 kg
  • Guidance: GPS Guidance System
  • Date Deployed: Unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taiwan Unveils "Wan Chien" Air-to-Ground Standoff Weapon". Defense Update. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  2. ^ "我遙攻武器 萬劍彈曝光" (in Chinese). Liberty Times. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  3. ^ Asia Defence Monthly (October 2008). Wan Chien (in Chinese). Unknown. 

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