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Taiwan Army carries out counter-assault drills to boost combat readiness

Exercises help troops familiarize themselves with combat situations

Taiwan Army M110A2 self-propelled howitzer. (Military News Agency photo)

Taiwan Army M110A2 self-propelled howitzer. (Military News Agency photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s 58th Artillery Command recently held a drill to strengthen its emergency response and combat readiness capabilities, including reconnaissance and patrol training.

A number of M110A2 self-propelled howitzers were used to carry out counter-assault and anti-sabotage exercises so that troops can familiarize themselves with combat situations, Military News Agency reported.

The unit commander said that the Army adheres to a defensive combat mentality and embraces the "battlefield is everywhere, train at all times” concept. Through combat readiness, reconnaissance, and patrol training, troops learn tactical positions and can ensure national security, he said.

An M110A2 can stop and fire a round within one minute, according to Military Today.

Updated : 2022-05-24 18:07 GMT+08:00