Yun Feng

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Yun Feng
Type Missile
Place of origin Taiwan (Republic of China)
Service history
In service Under development
Production history
Designer Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology
No. built 50 (under production)
Specifications

Operational
range
1,200 kilometres (750 mi)-2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi)
Speed 1,030 m/s

The Yun Feng ("Cloud Peak") is a supersonic land attack cruise missile of Republic of China.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The missile was developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology and has a range of aboutf 1200-2000 kilometers. It has a ramjet engine with a solid rocket booster and capable of a speed of 1,030 m/s. It can carry a semi-armor piercing high explosive and fragmentation warhead. The missile is currently under-development and is of few assets with the Republic of China which can reach targets in north and central People's Republic of China. [1][3]

In 2016, Ministry of National Defense (MND) denied reports that the missile program was terminated.[4][5]

The missile is being upgrade to function as a satellite launch vehicle by National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology. This vehicle will be capable of delivering satellites between 50 and 200 kilograms at low earth orbit up of 500 k,.[6][7] It is suspected that upgrade program will extend range of the missile to 2000 km from which puts Beijing within striking range.[8][9]

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