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Computer Glitch Affects Supersonic Missile Test

June 29 2011

Taiwan

A new Taiwanese supersonic anti-ship missile failed to hit its target during a routine naval drill earlier this week, Agence France-Presse reports.

The Hsiung Feng (Brave Wind) III missile, designed to cruise at a maximum speed of Mach 2.0 at a range of up to 80 miles, suffered a computer glitch, said Defense Ministry officials on Tuesday.

Taiwan started to deploy the Hsiung Feng III on its warships last year.

Taiwanese missiles failed two other tests earlier this year,...

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