Taiwan tomorrow, or want to avoid anti-aircraft missile exercises fighters cross race
Taiwan’s Tien Kung II air defense missile Taiwan is a medium-range surface-Hawk missiles, semi-active radar guidance, is Taiwan’s important air defense weapons. Taiwan Sky Sword an air defense missile is equipped with high-explosive warhead Taiwan Avenger air defense missile launcher
global news network on January 17, Continental F-20 stealth fighter successful test flight, but Taiwan has so far not even three generations of the F-16C/D fighters still can not buy. According to Taiwan’s “China Times” reported that as no new Air Force fighter can match, Taiwan’s provisional decision in this sensitive time, will open Tuesday at the Pingtung-peng base joint air defense missile exercises; generals alleged that this practice is quite both sides have declared Taiwan to avoid an arms race planes, shift to defensive “missile system to machine” asymmetric warfare taste.
this regard, the Taiwan “Ministry of National Defense,” said military spokesman Yu Sizu 16, Taiwan’s army has set focus on the “way of asymmetrical warfare”, the provisional decision to open as military combat capability of air defense missiles validation exercise, declared he would not say no determination of the mean self-defense, but this exercise is an annual routine sampling tests and training, is not clear whether the successful test flight with the F-20.
In addition, the PLA’s successful test flight F-20, the Taiwan high-level military judgments, the Communist movement to protest the United States, will stimulate the U.S. anti-accelerated agreed to sell F-16C/D fighters stage process, in particular, is the F-20 military future will result in cross-strait air “more serious imbalance”, a position counter to the U.S. to agree to Taiwan F-16C/D arms sales.
It is understood that the military will be open on Tuesday, the joint air defense missile firing exercise in the subjects, in addition to the Patriot air defense missiles, the rest including the altitude, “Sky Bow II”, “Eagle” type, ” Sword, “a type such as surface-and Avenger low altitude missiles, and so various types of cannon firing will be verified; other air to air also has F-16, Mirage and” Ching-kuo “aircraft equipped with “Sidewinder”, “Mica” and “Sword II” and other missiles debut.
It was pointed out, some of which have air-Army AH-1W “Cobra” helicopters will be rare as “Sidewinder” air to air missile firing, the subjects exposed in the past never been made. At present not only into the Patriot-2 missile test-firing process. Military stress, mainly due to the force is not random testing. However, we understand, because the Patriot missile tests to be notified to the United States agree that there will be political considerations, so the exercise is not included in the shooting.
tomorrow will be large-scale joint military air defense missile firing exercises, the island Pingtung-peng base, the military alert has been listed as powerhouse, has been 8 years is not open to the public. Taiwan’s military base on a public-peng missile firing exercises in May 2002, when the only test, “Tien Kung” and “Eagle” and other anti-aircraft missiles, not the far greater scale.
because Taiwan will be invited to the live-fire exercises Ma Ying-jeou personally Review commander in chief, together with F-20 last week was officially exposed, like the outside world that his government intends to take the exercise to the United States, Taiwan, mainland China declared “self- defense commitment. ”