Taiwan’s strategic center of gravity eastward shift of the five major reasons: favorable anti-aircraft missile combat
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BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) Hong Kong “Ta Kung Pao,” 18 Journal article, “Why Taiwan’s strategic center of gravity eastward,” said the Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou A few months ago, “assignments” to help Taiwan’s military study how the combination of defense and people’s livelihood. Result, Taiwan’s strategic center of gravity moved to Hualien and Taitung, eastern, western Taiwan while at the same camp of the land in baked. Taiwan’s strategic center of gravity eastward has also led to offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu change, reducing the military sensitivity.
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order to implement the “defense and effective deterrence” strategy, the Taiwan leader, Taiwan’s “supreme commander” Ma Ying-jeou a few months ago, “assignments” for military research on how the combination of defense and people’s livelihood. Result, Taiwan’s strategic center of gravity moved to Hualien and Taitung, eastern, western Taiwan while at the same camp of the land in baked.
Taiwan’s strategic center of gravity eastward and the primary reason the practice is:
(a) of the Hualien Air Base is the best base in Taiwan, Hualien, “Good Mountain” underground infrastructure projects caves in East Asia’s largest caves base. “Good Mountain” underground foundation work, construction work began in 1985, put into use in 1993.
The base is located east of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range, an area of ??500 hectares and $ 2 billion, can accommodate 200 aircraft. Base of two sliding peripheral export in case of emergency, the aircraft can take off directly from the hole database. Built inside the cave, oil depots, ammunition depots, grain storage, hospitals and other facilities. Because the cover of the western mountains, in time of war to threaten this base may be only ballistic missiles.
base currently stationed in Hualien, Taiwan’s Air Force 401 Wing Squadron 5th Battalion No. 17,26,27, each with 20 combat aircraft, 12 reconnaissance squadron has 10 RF-16 reconnaissance aircraft. Hualien base air defense operations in the Taiwan Strait in the future will have a decisive role. The base is actually a “double base” construction method, that is, two bases to a taxiway to connect. Inside the base through “Good Mountain” project caves.
the same time, also interested in Taitung Air Force Base, played the role of matching base and Hualien.
(b) of the Taiwan military authorities and the horses that the ability to speak from the air defense, strategic center of gravity eastward, to hedge interest long, give full play to the role of air defense weapons.
Taiwan from the late 1970s, began to surface to air missile system technology research and development, due to the higher starting point for U.S. technical assistance to Taiwan, has achieved some success. Only long-range area air defense missiles deployed on the development and introduction of “Tien Kung” types 1 and 2 and the “Patriot II”-type 3 species, such as missile defense center in Taipei City, constitute a relatively tight in the high-altitude air defense network.
The “Patriot II”-type air defense missiles imported from the 1998 deployment, there are three sets of the same type of missiles are deployed in thousands of miles, Nangang and store three positions, respectively, from the northern, central, south side surround Taipei. Most northerly position in the thousands of miles, very close to the coastline, mainly to deal with aircraft type targets.
military experts believe that Taiwan’s “Patriot II” missile launch position the chances of survival in wartime may be very low.
Taiwan has deployed six sets of independently developed “Tien Kung” 1,2-type combat missile system, divided into six positions to deploy a total of about 500. In addition, Taiwan also deployed in the greater Taipei area three “Hawk”-type surface to air missile positions, all positions near the coast, the whole of Taiwan has a total of 20 “Hawk”-style missile systems.
(c) of the Taiwan military authorities and the horses that the strategic center of gravity eastward, is conducive to strengthening logistical support of defense.
In recent years, for the characteristics of eastern Taiwan, Taiwan has begun to strengthen the eastern part of Taiwan Island, construction and material support construction of the battlefield, that take full advantage of Taiwan’s advantages in the five major mountain ranges such as the formation of Yushan a natural barrier in the island’s central and eastern building some troops may be hoarding supplies of arms and military bases. Meanwhile, the island east of Taiwan to strengthen a number of important airport and port construction, build a lot of large aircraft may be hiding in caves.
(d) of the Taiwan military authorities and the horses that the strategic center of gravity eastward, may help promote a combination of defense and the dual role of people’s livelihood.
considered that Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s strategy of eastward, may help promote a combination of defense and the dual role of livelihood, both to strengthen the defense, and promote the people’s livelihood improvement. Taiwan Air Force Army Navy remaining eastward from the west, are concentrated in the large camp area, the other small camps scattered release for local construction use, change the military to civilian, of course, happy people. If a joint military brigade Yifang to the east, and even family members, including thousands of people’s spending power would be enough to drive a small town’s economy, but also the eastern region Yifang greatly stimulated economic vitality consumption. This not only further promote the “streamlining case” in order to meet the mercenary system and reduce the need for troops, while also stimulating economic reform.
(V) Taiwan’s strategic center of gravity eastward has also led to Taiwan’s offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu change, both as a training base will reduce the military sensitivity.
Kinmen islands total area of ??162.16 square kilometers, is located in Xiamen, east, lie in Xiamen Overseas, only 30 km from Xiamen, Xiamen, in the throat, and Taiwan, Penghu solidarity, each horn. Taiwan’s Kinmen islands built in the “front line” and “second front” to build a tunnel extending in all directions, stationed armored, tank crews, paratroopers and so on. Chiang era, the Golden Gate Garrison has over 12 million people, only 1 million people.
Matsu Islands, located in Fujian Minjiang River estuary, a total of 19 small islands, most recently at only 18 km. Island, though small in size, but the construction of a large missile and radar bases, placed transported from Taiwan to all kinds of missiles, artillery and high-power radar, the island also stored for more than six months of war material consumption. Matsu garrison up to five million people, the current strength of about 4,000 people.
eastward according to Taiwan’s strategic situation of the Taiwan military is examining Kinmen, Matsu and then reduce the possibility of force, tentatively, Kinmen, and Matsu island of Taiwan to withdraw all troops, but as a training base, from Taiwan staff transferred in batches of the island rotation, regular rotation, both the training of troops, but also to Kinmen, Matsu and always maintain a certain number of soldiers. (Marine)