A few days ago, the United States announced a new round of arms sales to Taiwan totaling NT$2.7 billion. The content includes the follow-up service of the Patriot missile and the supply of technical personnel. The main missile body or radar system of the Patriot missile is not included here. Among the last arms purchase projects, it is more like the “after-sales service” of the previous year’s arms purchase. Regardless of whether the symbolic meaning of this arms purchase is greater than its substantive significance, what the author wants to discuss here is the “source” that gave rise to these arms purchases. What role does Taiwan's Patriot missile play in regional air defense under the American mindset? Back in 1992, after the fall of the Soviet government, President Bush Sr
. used the "Strategic Defense Initiative" (SDI for short), which was used by former President Ronald Reagan to conduct an arms race with the Soviet Union. "Star Wars Project"), a product of defensive thinking under nuclear war (one is outright propaganda), has been changed to a new type of defensive thinking that comprehensively intercepts a small number of missiles launched by the enemy. Since then, his successor, President Bill Clinton, has extended this idea into a complete missile defense thinking. Here is a brief introduction to the missile defense system developed by the United States since the end of the Cold War: The Theater Missile Defense (TMD) Thaad System (THAAD), which protects U.S. forces overseas and associated allies from missile threats; and the National Missile Defense (NMD) system, which protects the U.S. mainland from missile attacks; and this The protagonist of the article - Patriot Missile. Respectively resist the attacking force of enemy missiles in different regions Real Estate Photo Editing and different states in the ascending, middle and descending stages, so as to achieve the purpose of joint operations
. The National Missile Defense System above was later integrated and renamed the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System (GMD), but is not a detail of the main concern of this article. The United States is under such a thinking system. Raytheon Corporation replaced the old Victory anti-aircraft missile in 1993, and the German government agreed to sell a batch of Patriot missiles jointly produced with the United States. Taiwan joined itself Production of Tiangong missiles, so far Taiwan's air defense network has been further enriched. More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels
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