Taiwanese Offshore Patrol Vessel successfully fires Hsiung Feng missile

According to a tweet published by Chris Cavas on May 27, 2022, the Republic of China Navy (Taiwan) conducted a live-fire exercise with Hsiung Feng surface-to-surface missiles, being launched by the Taiwanese Coast Guard's Anping class Offshore Patrol Vessel.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Anping-class Offshore Patrol Vessel firing Hsiung Feng II missile (Picture source: Taiwanese MoD)

The Anping-class is a class of offshore patrol vessels manufactured by Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Company for the Coast Guard Administration of Taiwan. Construction of the first vessel began in January 2019 at the Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Company’s Kaohsiung shipyard.

The class is based on the Tuo Chiang-class corvette of the Republic of China Navy but lacks the 76mm main gun and has modifications for use in the law enforcement role.

They are fitted for but not with the HF-3 and HF-2 anti-ship missiles with the same capacity as the Tuo Chiang-class. In wartime, they would serve as fast attack craft.

About Hsiung Feng II missiles

The Hsiung Feng II is an anti-ship missile system developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) in Taiwan.

The HF-2 is designed to be deployed aboard ships or at facilities on land. An airborne version has also been developed which can be carried by the ROC Air Force's F-CK fighters.

The HF-2 has ECCM capabilities and is deployed on the ROC Navy's Cheng Kung class frigates and Lafayette class frigates, as well as at several land-based sites.

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