The Wan Chien (Chinese: 萬劍) is a cluster bomb researched and produced by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology of Taiwan. 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.
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".
- General characteristics
- 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
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