Taiwan has successfully tested an indigenously developed anti-ship missile from submarine for the first time. Taiwan has already developed the surface and air launched versions of the Hsiung Feng II (Brave Wind II) anti-ship missiles.
Submarine launched version of the the Hsiung Feng II anti-ship missile was test fired from the Sword Dragon class submarine.
Taiwan has 4 active submarines, but of them are outdated submarines which were produced by the United States in the 1940s. Remaining two submarines are of Dutch Zwaardvis design whichorder for which was placed in 1981.
Hsiung Feng II (Brave Wind II) anti-ship missiles were developed by the Taiwan’s Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology. Hsiung Feng II anti-ship missile has a range of 150 kilometers.