China’s Warplanes Face Threat From Neighbor’s New Air Defense Missile

April 19, 2024


Taiwan conducted a live-fire test of its Land Sword II air defense system this week for the first time. Newsweek spoke with an expert about what that means for the country as a possibility of a Chinese invasion lurks in the near future.

The weapons system, developed by state-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NSCIST), is part of Taipei’s efforts to harness its domestic weapons-making potential to defend against potential attacks from China, which claims the self-ruled island as its territory.

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