Date: Aug 07, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Troops from the Air Defense Artillery Command’s 303rd battalion on Thursday
conducted a drill simulating air-to-ground combat in Pingtung County to test their ability to handle aerial attacks.
The drill, during which a Oerlikon GDF-006 35mm anti-aircraft cannon firing drill was conducted at night, took place at the Air Defense Artillery Training Center in Fangshan Township (枋山), a location for ground-to-air and ground-to-sea live fire practice.
The maximum firing range of the GDF-006 is 11km and the maximum effective distance is about 4km. The rate of fire is 1,100 rounds per minute, according to data provided by the Republic of China Air Force.
The GDF-006 with night vision is a towed anti-aircraft gun for short-range air defense against crewed aircraft including fighter jets, bombers and helicopters, as well as uncrewed aerial targets, in particular drones, cruise missiles, dispensers, guided missiles and bombs. [FULL STORY]