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Taiwan to hold computer-aided war games next week

Taiwan to hold computer-aided war games next week

Taipei, May 2 (CNA) The military will conduct five days of computer-assisted war games May 4-8, with the focus this year on emergency response, as part of the country's annual Han Kuang exercises. In a bid to test the military's combat readiness in the face of a military threat from China, the drill will focus on swiftly preparing troops for battle and the mobilization of supplies and reservists. The five-day drill is the first stage of the Han Kuang No. 31 exercises, which are designed to test the military's combat capabilities after it completed late last year an initiative to streamline the military, said Maj. Gen. Zhong Shu-ming, director of the Defense Ministry's Joint Operations Division. The five-day exercise will simulate electronic warfare, cyber attacks and defense, and providing assistance to outlying counties, among other things. Following the May drill, the military will stage exercises using actual personnel from early September on Taiwan proper and on the country's outlying islands, which will include live-fire drills. The second stage of the annual exercises will test various weapons systems Taiwan has recently acquired from the United States or has developed itself. The new weapons systems to be deployed in the September drills will include AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and P-3C sub-hunting aircraft from the U.S., as well as the indigenous Tuo Jiang stealth missile corvette and the Pan Shi supply vessel. (By Lu Hsin-hui and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-09-20 20:37 GMT+08:00