While this might not sound like much of an accomplishment to the Western powers who have already developed weapons of such capability, the Chinese are pretty upbeat about the weapon added to their arsenal. The press release from the Ministry of National Defense exudes the sense of accomplishment as it states how its new weapon seeks out targets, senses them and then destroys them with multiple sub-projectiles. Terminal Sensing Ammunition (TSA) is especially effective against armored tanks and other heavily protected targets on ground as it can approach them, blow the armor apart with an initial explosion and then wipe out targets with a series of sub-projectiles.
The People’s Liberation Army is making quick progress towards adding new and technologically advanced weapons to its existing array as the world (East or West) continues to waste majority of its resources in planning to combat one another instead of the fighting many other problems that plague society. The technology though uses a mini-parachute enabled unit that will be deployed over the target area. It can specifically seek out marked target and then uses a heavy explosion to ‘blow the lid’ off of the target. Then a series of explosives that are designed to create massive amounts of shrapnel as they strike, destroy whatever is being protected inside.
The development of a weapon like TSA is more of a concern to a nation like Taiwan than to any of the western powers that already have technology that is far more advanced at their disposal. Since China has been pressurizing Taiwan on the issue of re-unification, many believe that developments such as this will only further create tensions between both countries due to the nature of TSA and its ability to seek out and wipe out high security targets at low range.