Taiwan held the “Han Kuang No. 35” military exercise at the end of last month (May), during which the “Thunder 2000” multi-barrel rocket launch was held in the Pingtung area.
“Thunder 2000” was developed by the Zhongshan Institute of Science to counter the enemy’s landing from the sea. Taiwanese media person Ma Xiping revealed on the TV program that it can carry “neurotoxic bombs” and has tested in Taichung and Xiluo.
However, relevant remarks have caused controversy. In fact, nerve gas has been banned by international conventions more than 20 years ago.
The news spread to the mainland, which caused the official media to criticize. The Global Times even pointed out that it was “to die.”
Ma Xiping said that the Thunder 2000 is equipped with two kinds of rockets, one is called a steel ball, and 25,000 steel balls will be released after launch. The other is a submunition. When a female is hit, it will disperse about 518 bullets. But there is also a “most exclusive, top secret, top secret function” that is “absolutely not used and will not do”, that is, a nerve gas bomb.
Ma Xiping said that when the “worker bee six” multi-barrel rocket was made, he also made a nerve gas bomb. Although this was banned internationally, the military still tested it in Taichung and Yunlin Xilu for 1 and 2 days respectively. He also pointed out that “Thunder 2000” can also launch nerve gas bombs.
According to the data, the Taiwan Institute of Science and Technology developed the “worker bee six” multi-barrel rocket in 1975 and was in mass production in the early 1980s. However, due to the fact that the “worker bee six” multi-tube rocket could not be quickly loaded, the Zhongshan Institute of Science and Technology developed a new generation of multi-tube rockets in the 1990s with reference to the US M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) multi-barrel rocket launch system, which was released in 1997. The “Thunder 2000” multi-barrel rocket was displayed, and after the live-fire test, it was officially put into mass production in 2010.
It is understood that the nerve gas was prohibited by the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, which came into force in 1997. Although Taiwan failed to accede to the Convention, it has indicated that it will abide by the Convention.
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For Maxi’s remarks, the Global Times bluntly said, “Taiwan is dead!”