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The Wan Chien (Chinese: 萬劍) is a cluster bomb researched and produced by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology. A total of 4 Wan Chien cluster bombs have been produced and are currently undergoing testing and evaluation with the Republic of China Air Force's AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo fighters.

Development[edit | edit source]

The Wan Chien has resulted from the Wan Chien project approved by the Ministry of Defence. It partly resembles the AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon. The name Wan Chien (萬劍) literally means "Ten Thousand Swords".[1]

General characteristics[2]
  • Primary Function: Cluster Bomb
  • Platform: Aircraft launched
  • Range: 100–250 km
  • Length: 4.5-4.8m
  • Weight: 800–900 kg
  • Diameter: 75–80 cm
  • Warhead: 300–350 kg
  • Guidance: GPS Guidance System
  • Date Deployed: Unknown

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "我遙攻武器 萬劍彈曝光" (in Chinese). Liberty Times. http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2004/new/dec/28/today-fo1.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  2. Asia Defence Monthly (October, 2008) (in Chinese). Wan Chien. Unknown. 

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