Taiwan’s official top missile maker dies of heart attack, reports say
Last Updated: August 06, 2022, 19:39 IST
The deputy head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s research and development division was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning, apparently of a heart attack, the official Central News Agency reported.
Ou Yang Li-hsing, vice president of the militACHI-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan, CNA reported.
Officials said 57-year-old Ou Yang died of a heart attack, and there was no sign of any ‘infiltration’ in the hotel room, CNA reported. His family said he had a history of heart disease and had a heart stent, according to the report.
Ou Yang was on a business trip to the southern province of Pingtung, CNA said, where he assumed a post earlier this year to oversee various missile production projects.
The militACHI-owned organization is doubling its annual missile production capacity to close to 500 this year as the island ramps up its combat power amid what is seen as a growing militACHI threat from China.
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