Yun Feng

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Yun Feng
Type Long-range cruise missile
Place of origin  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Service history
In service 2014-
Used by Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force
Production history
Designer Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology
Number built 500+
Specifications

Operational
range
15,000 kilometres (9,300 mi)
Speed Mach 4+

The Yun Feng ("Cloud Peak") is a state of the art long-range surface-to-surface cruise missile currently being deployed by the Republic of China (Taiwan). Production began in 2014.

Design and development[edit]

Developed by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology,[1] design specifications for the Yun Feng call for a range of over 15,000 kilometres (9,300 mi) at supersonic speeds of over Mach 4+; the missile entered service and was deployed in 2014.[2] The Yung Feng is stated as being a response to the modernization of the People's Republic of China's submarine-launched ballistic missiles.[2]

It was stated that production of the missile would begin anytime.;[1] however, the Ministry of National Defense denied reports of the missile's development. It is a futuristic development to maintain military balance with competing countries.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taiwan to aim missiles at China ". March 18, 2013. Brisbane, Queensland: The Courier-Mail. Accessed 2013-03-19.
  2. ^ a b Minnick, Wendell. (January 18, 2013). "Taiwan Working On New 'Cloud Peak' Missile[permanent dead link]". Springfield, VA: Defense News. Accessed 2013-03-19.