Air Force to assume command of missile defense system

The China Post
Date: February 27, 2017
By: The China Post

By Joseph Yeh — In the first major shake-up of the armed forces of Tsai Ing-wen’s

This undated file photo shows a model of the R.O.C. Air Force’s F-16. The Air Defense Missile Command will be placed under the command of the Air Force starting March 1, sources said Sunday. (Joseph Yeh, The China Post)

presidency, the Air Force will take command of the Air Defense Missile Command beginning next month.

Military sources told local media Sunday that a ceremony officially marking the change would be hosted by Air Force Commander General Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴) on March 1.

The command is currently an independent unit that answers directly the Ministry of National Defense (MND).

Brave Wind

The command’s three missile groups include the locally built Tien Kung-series surface-to-air missile system and the Hawk and Patriot PAC-3 missile system as well as a number of locally made Hsiung Feng (Brave Wind) II E missiles.    [FULL  STORY]

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