TC-2 short-range air-defence
The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) of Taiwan unveiled its new developed TC-2 short-range tactical air-defence system at the August 2017 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE 2017). in Taipei. The new hard-kill weapon system designed to eliminate UAVs, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and anti-radiation missiles. The system can be deployed to strike all types of aerial platforms moving at low and medium altitudes. The battlefield air-defense system is composed of a Target Acquisition Radar, a Command and Control Center, the 40mm gun system and the Surface-launched TC-2 system. The system can be deployed to strike all types of aerial platforms moving at low and medium altitudes.
The existing Antelope air defense network consisted of L-70 40mm anti-aircraft guns, and Tien Chen 1 missile launchers (AIM-9 missiles on a 4x4 truck) linked to a MPQ-78 radar. Sky Guard air defense network consisted of RIM-7 Sparrow surface-to-air missiles, and Oerilikon 35mm anti-aircraft guns linked to a Skyguard radar. The air force already used a 35mm gun as its main low-altitude air defense, but the system dated from the 1980s and needed to be upgraded or replaced.
The 40mm Bofors) L/60 and L/70 have proven to be robust, reliable, and extremely popular weapons systems. Thousands remain in service worldwide; both systems are readily available on the international market. With the upgrade packages available, the L/60 and L/70 remain viable, point-defense air defense assets.
Inspired by the Skyguard area defence system, the truck-mounted 40mm antiaircraft system was developed for the Ministry of Defense. The military's Combined Logistics Command expected to complete by the end of 2003 prototypes of two different versions of an advanced 40mm anti-aircraft gun developed in Singapore, defense sources said yesterday. The towed version was based on a design provided by Singapore, while the truck-mounted version was designed by the military's logistics command unit. The truck-mounted version of the gun had much greater mobility and survivability than the towed version. If the prototypes were a success, their development would also make Taiwan one of the few countries to produce a truck-mounted anti-aircraft gun of this caliber. The command signed an inter-government contract with Singapore in early 2002 to produce the gun in Taiwan.
By 2011 the Republic of China (Taiwan) Army was still considering a possible procurement of the L/70 T92, an indigenous variant of the basic Bofors L/70 ordnance. The ROC Army was reportedly conducting trials of prototype weapons. The ROC Army could procure up to 80 such weapons. If the ROC Army does indeed procure the L/70 T92, the weapons systems will reportedly be of indigenous manufacture, with L/70 barrels.
The TC-2 missile system is mounted on the high-mobility cross-country chassis. The air defence missile system can carry up to four surface-to-air guided missiles in the container-launcher tubes. The ship-based Tien-Chien II, a mid-range air defense missile designated TC-2N, originated from the TC-2 air-to-air missile system to complement the gap between the MK-26 Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) and MK-15 CIWS for ROC Navy in Taiwan. The requirement was for a fast response, high fire power, anti-ship missile, and air-threat defense system. The initial design of TC-2N used theTC-2 air-to-air missile warhead and rocket motor with an improved active radar seeker and added a booster and thrust vector controller (TVC), for use against anti-ship missiles.
According to the Republic of China 109 budget document delivered to the Legislative Yuan by the Ministry of National Defense, under the "New Field Air Defense Weapon System" procurement project, the Army is expected to purchase the Tianjian II land-launched missiles from the Chinese Academy of Sciences for NT$14.3 billion to replace the 8th Army’s active service. The Lushu anti-aircraft missile system. According to media reports, the implementation period of the code-named "Saker Falcon Project" plan is from 2019 to 2026. The procurement content includes 246 Jianerlu-launched missiles, 29 launch vehicles, as well as engagement control and phased array radar sub-systems. 6 sets; and from this year’s revision of the public budget, it can be seen that the procurement plan included NT$2.25 billion in 2018 and NT$1.34 billion in 2019.
The Tianjian-2 land-launched missile system developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and code-named "Arrow Project" was exhibited at the 2017 Taipei Aerospace Exhibition (Note 1). At that time, it was designed as a "bullet and gun in one" system. In addition to two sets of double-mounted sword and two land-launched missile boxes with a rotating launcher, they were installed on the truck chassis, and also equipped with a phased array radar car, and also installed on the truck An improved 40mm quick gun on the chassis. However, it can be seen from the budget prepared by the army that the army did not purchase fast artillery at the same time.
The Army’s equipment requirements are to perform field air defense missions, so the air defense system must accompany the ground forces to maneuver. The prototype system disclosed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the missile vehicle is based on the South Korean Daewoo truck chassis. It is not yet known whether the future mass-produced Tianjian II land-launched missile system will be improved or use other launch vehicles, but it is compared with the tracked vehicles of the Lushu air defense system and the Hummer of the Avengers air defense system. , The off-road performance of Daewoo trucks equipped with missile launchers is obviously insufficient.
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