Taiwan unveils Chien Hsiang kamikaze drone to destroy radars - it has a range of 1,000 km and a top speed of 600 km/h
The Zhongshan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) unveiled a kamikaze drone whose primary mission is to destroy enemy radars.
Here's What We Know
The hovering munition is called the Chien Hsiang. It is designed to destroy radars both on land and at sea. The developer states that the drone can be used to eliminate other drones right in the air, but how it is implemented, no one knows.
Taiwan invited the media have a look at its military drone program today.- Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) November 15, 2022
The most interesting was probably Taiwan's locally built Jian-Xiang loitering munition which can be launched in waves from a truck.
(We've known Taiwan had this tech since at least 2019) pic.twitter.com/66KG3ZbzTC
Chien Hsiang picks up the signal from the radar, and then begins moving toward the target. If the signal is lost during flight, the kamikaze drone will hover in midair. It has a maximum flight speed of 600 km/h and a range of 1,000 km.
"The first video demonstrating the launch of nationally developed Taiwanese kamikaze drones Chien Hsiang from a 12-pack launcher."- Justartsandstuff ???????????????????????? (@justartsndstuff) November 15, 2022
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In terms of appearance, the Chien Hsiang resembles Israel's IAI Harpy or Iran's Shahed-136. The manufacturer states that the launch pad for the borne ammunition is a special vehicle. The launchers can be positioned anywhere on the island, and each is designed for a maximum of 12 drones. Taiwan plans to produce 104 kamikaze drones within three years.
Source: The Drive