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Weapons institute releases new video to be aired at Paris show

2015/06/10 20:35:13

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) The Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST), Taiwan's main weapons research and development unit, will screen a video of locally developed weapons and other military systems, alongside the actual hardware display, at the Paris Air Show later this month.

The video, released earlier this week, highlights the features of the Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile and the Tien Kung III surface-to-air missile, which were developed by the CSIST.

The video also explains the institute's role in an international space project called AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-02) that is seeking to gather data about the origins of the universe.

Produced by CSIST, the video is one of three that will be screened at the Paris Air Show and were posted recently on the institute's website.

One of the videos focuses on the CSIST's surface-to-air Tien Chien (Sky Sword) II mid-range missile, revealing its details for the first time.

The aim of screening the videos at the Paris show is to promote Taiwan's achievements in defense technology and other areas, the CSIST said.

More than 2,200 exhibitors from more than 40 countries are expected to participate in the biennial Paris Air Show, according to its website.

The CSIST, which was once under the Defense Ministry, was corporatized in April 2014.

(By Lu Hsin-hui and Elaine Hou)