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Stoner
04 Jul 04,, 03:06
Raytheon Co. reported late Thursday that Taiwan's second test firing of its Patriot missiles was successful, based on initial indications.


Waltham-based defense company Raytheon sold the Patriot system to Taiwan in 1994 under a $600 million contract, said spokesman Steven Brecken. Raytheon and Taiwan's Defense Ministry are in "continuing" talks about sales of additional Patriot systems, he said.

The exercise at the Chiu Peng Test Range in southern Taiwan involved firing two Patriot Advanced Capability-2 missiles against other Patriot missiles being used as targets, Brecken said in an e-mailed statement reported on Bloomberg News. A detailed analysis of the flight data is under way, Brecken said.

The Patriot missile test comes three years after Taiwan's first one, during which two targets were destroyed. Taiwan is one of 10 countries outside the United States believed to be considering orders for the latest version of the weapon, the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 System, or PAC-3, Morgan Stanley analyst Heidi Wood wrote in March.

China considers Taiwan a renegade province and has said it will "pay any price" to keep Taiwan from declaring independence. China's Foreign Ministry this week accused a U.S. congressional advisory panel of having a "Cold War mentality" after it proposed that the U.S. consider boosting military aid to Taiwan, which sits off China's coast.

Raytheon makes the PAC-3 system with Lockheed Martin Corp., the largest U.S. defense contractor. The Lockheed-built missile it fires hits the incoming warhead to destroy it, while Raytheon's original Patriot missile exploded in the path of enemy warheads.

Original story (http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2004/06/14/daily54.html)

cooldw57
23 Oct 04,, 20:38
Raytheon Co. reported late Thursday that Taiwan's second test firing of its Patriot missiles was successful, based on initial indications.


Waltham-based defense company Raytheon sold the Patriot system to Taiwan in 1994 under a $600 million contract, said spokesman Steven Brecken. Raytheon and Taiwan's Defense Ministry are in "continuing" talks about sales of additional Patriot systems, he said.

The exercise at the Chiu Peng Test Range in southern Taiwan involved firing two Patriot Advanced Capability-2 missiles against other Patriot missiles being used as targets, Brecken said in an e-mailed statement reported on Bloomberg News. A detailed analysis of the flight data is under way, Brecken said.

The Patriot missile test comes three years after Taiwan's first one, during which two targets were destroyed. Taiwan is one of 10 countries outside the United States believed to be considering orders for the latest version of the weapon, the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 System, or PAC-3, Morgan Stanley analyst Heidi Wood wrote in March.

China considers Taiwan a renegade province and has said it will "pay any price" to keep Taiwan from declaring independence. China's Foreign Ministry this week accused a U.S. congressional advisory panel of having a "Cold War mentality" after it proposed that the U.S. consider boosting military aid to Taiwan, which sits off China's coast.

Raytheon makes the PAC-3 system with Lockheed Martin Corp., the largest U.S. defense contractor. The Lockheed-built missile it fires hits the incoming warhead to destroy it, while Raytheon's original Patriot missile exploded in the path of enemy warheads.

Original story (http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2004/06/14/daily54.html)


This might not be related to the topic, but I heard Raytheon is very hard to get in... I got turned down by 20 positions in Raytheon... :mad:

Jay
23 Oct 04,, 22:15
Hmm, didnt hear anything from the Chinese press so far!! intresting :confused:

cooldw57
23 Oct 04,, 23:27
Hmm, didnt hear anything from the Chinese press so far!! intresting :confused:

Dont think it's too much of a deal... afterall, Patriot missle is only used for defense, and it's far from being reliable enough to form a anti-missle shield.

But if someone sells Taiwan cruise missles, then that IS a big deal...

Asim Aquil
24 Oct 04,, 14:42
Nobody gave them tomahawks yet?

Samudra
30 Oct 04,, 04:41
Tomahawks ? Imperialist MTCR anybody ?

zulu
30 Oct 04,, 08:43
I have read somewhere that Patriot is not a very reliable system and a salvo is required to increase the probability of destroying the incoming missile.

ajaybhutani
31 Oct 04,, 15:59
Teh accuracy of a anti missile system can be increased by firing multiple warheads at the same time (maybe from different launchers.
Lets say It has a 90% success rate against Chineese missiles if we use it normally (jsut a fake number) then if we fire double the number of anti ballistic missile /rocket then clearly assuming no dependence between the two sets of firing the success rate can increase to 99%( 10% faliure for one so prob that both of them fail is 0.10 * 0.10 => 0.01 i.e 1%)though they are not completerly independent but it does have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the system.

So frankly ist a matter of worry for Chineese becuase in case taiwan manages install a lot of these batteries (say twice it normally needs) then they surely shall become very effective and render taiwan nearly immune against chineese missile attacks on its mainland. And in todays scenarios chineese Navy and Air force is not that effective they will rely on their missile force to take out strategic targets ( a discussion about this was made in IAF vs PLAAF in this forum)

Well it would be nice if OoE gives his views about this news...