New Delhi: Tension between Taiwan and China is increasing after US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. China has sent about 100 of its fighter jets and warships to Taiwan. China is trying to intimidate Taiwan by continuously practicing across the middle line. However, Taiwan is also not one to give up. He has one to one upgraded system, through which he is constantly keeping an eye on China’s missiles.
Meanwhile, there is news that Taiwan’s long-range early warning radar (PAW) has allowed the army to monitor Dongfeng ballistic missiles launched by China. A high-level government official familiar with the matter gave this information on Friday. According to the Liberty Times, the Leshan long-range early warning radar, located in the Leshan area of Hsinchu, costs approximately NT$40.9 billion (US$1.36 billion). This is a Cold War-era US AN/FPS-115 PAVE PAWS radar sold to Taiwan in 2000, operational since 2013.
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It can detect any aircraft or missile within a radius of 5,000 km. Given its high location, it can also track surface ships. The Ministry of National Defense revealed in October 2020 that there are US technical advisers assisting in the maintenance of the sophisticated radar system. The Liberty Times, citing the official, said 11 different types of Dongfeng missiles were fired on Thursday, with the Dongfeng-15B being the most.
The official said the missiles were launched from three locations. The official said the entire situation was under the control of the Taiwanese military. This information was shared with the US, Japan and other countries. The army has deployed Sky Bo III air defense missiles and 35 mm anti-aircraft guns to protect the radar site from Chinese attack, the official said. According to the Liberty Times, in last year’s Han Kuang exercise, the radar station monitored Chinese missile strikes and attacks by Chinese drones and special agents.