Wan Chien

The Wan Chien (Chinese: 萬劍, Ten Thousands Swords) is an air to ground cruise missile developed and produced by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology of Taiwan.[1][2][3][4]

Wan Chien
TypeCruise missile
Place of originTaiwan
Service history
In service2011 present
Used byRepublic of China Air Force
Production history
ManufacturerNational Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
Specifications
Mass650 kg (1,433 lb)
Length350 cm (138 in)
Diameter610 mm (24 in)
Warhead350kg of submunitions

EngineTurbofan
Wingspan1,500 mm (59 in)
Operational
range
240 kilometres (130 nmi)
Speedsubsonic
Guidance
system
GPS and inertial guidance

Design and development

It partly resembles the AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon and the Storm Shadow. Serial production was expected to start in 2015.[1][5] Full operational capability was declared in 2018. It is functional in both a ground strike role and as naval strike role.[6]

Service history

The Wan Chien entered service in 2011. The primary launch platform is the AIDC F-CK-1 C/D.[7]

General characteristics

  • Platform: Aircraft launched
  • Engine: Turbine[8]
  • Range: 200 km,[1] 240km[7]
  • Guidance: GPS enabled[8]

See also

References

  1. Diplomat, J. Michael Cole, The. "Taiwan Unveils 'Wan Chien' Air-To-Ground Cruise Missile". The Diplomat. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  2. News, Taiwan. "Taiwan's 'Wan Chien' missile likely to be deployed 2014 | Taiwan News". Taiwan's 'Wan Chien' missile likely to be deployed 2014 | Taiwan News. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  3. Raska, Michael. "How China Plans to Win the Next Great Big War In Asia". The National Interest. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  4. "我遙攻武器 萬劍彈曝光 – 焦點 – 自由時報電子報". Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  5. "Taiwan Unveils "Wan Chien" Air-to-Ground Standoff Weapon". Defense Update. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
  6. Panda, Ankit. "Report: Taiwanese Air Force's New Stand-Off Cruise Missile Is Operational". thediplomat.com. The Diplomat. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  7. "Wan Chien". csis.org. CSIS. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  8. "Upgraded IDF jets to boost Taiwan's air defense | Politics | FOCUS TAIWAN – CNA ENGLISH NEWS". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
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