Monday, October 10, 2005

Defense News for Taiwan

Taiwan to launch Spy Satellite

Currently, it operates a research satellite designed to send photos of areas as small as two square meters, which Beijing says it fears could be used for military purposes.

Don't you just fear for poor China, threatened by mighty Taiwan?

Taiwan to produce its own armored vehicles

Taipei: Taiwan will begin mass producing a locally-designed armored troop carrier in a bid to boost it defenses against rival China, Jane's Defence Weekly said.

The military hopes to have 1,400 Yunpao (Cloud Leopard) vehicles, with production beginning in 2007, the magazine said in an article to be published Wednesday.

As if local roads weren't dangerous enough....

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