They call it a "carrier killer."
Taiwan's first domestically-produced missile corvette, the 500-ton ship Tuo Chiang (Tuo River), is pictured during the vessel's launch ceremony at the naval port at Suao in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan county on December 23, 2014. Armed with 16 missiles including eight supersonic Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) anti-ship missiles, it will boost Taiwan's defense capabilities against its giant neighbor, which considers the island part of China's territory awaiting to be reunited by force if necessary. (Benjamin Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Taiwan recently unveiled its first domestically-produced missile corvette, the Tuo Chiang, and the island nation plans to produce a dozen more, Business Insider reported.
With its radar-dodging design, the vessel has earned a nickname as Taiwan's "carrier killer" in local media — and with Taiwan's massive neighbor, China, gunning for a fleet of four carriers and claiming Taiwan for its own, the Tuo Chiang could prove to be a decisive weapon in Taiwan's arsenal.
See the Tuo Chiang in the video below:
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