Taiwan To Deploy Drone Versus Drone Defense Systems On Its Islands
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has revealed that it will be deploying a domestically developed drone defense system to its islands in hopes of better countering and deterring hostile drone incursions, namely from China. Lately, Chinese drones have become an especially invasive threat to Taiwan’s airspace all while tensions between the two countries continue to rise.
In an article published by Focus Taiwan, an English-language Taiwanese news outlet owned by the government-run Central New Agency, Taiwan claims that the unidentified system has already been locally developed. The system is said to be made up of an undisclosed number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) designed by Taiwan’s National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology. MND budget documents outline that the system is slated to be deployed at 45 air, naval, and missile bases throughout the country over the next four years.
The MND went on to explain that the defense zones located on Taiwan’s…