Taiwan to weaponized its MALE UAV

Taiwan will attempt to fire a Hellfire-class missile from its medium-altitude long-endurance UAV (MALE UAV) next year.

However, the task is fraught with difficulties as the engine lacks power and therefore, the aircraft can only carry two weapons. The rotary engine is imported from Japan and has high fuel consumption. The range of the aircraft is restricted by the powerplant.

There are also question marks on whether National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology can develop the laser targeting system for the UAV.

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