Want China Times
More than 200,000 people have expressed the wish to have an up-close look at Taiwan’s
most advanced helicopter, the AH-64E Apache, after the country’s Ministry of National Defense announced putting the helicopters on public display, prompting the military to give a press conference defining regulations for public exhibitions.
The Apache helicopters became a heated topic in early April when Lt Col Lao Nai-cheng, deputy head of a helicopter squadron in Taoyuan under the Army Special Forces 601 Brigade, was found to have taken friends, including TV celebrity Janet Lee, on a tour of a restricted area at the brigade’s headquarters, where the Apache helicopters are housed.
Not only the military top brass, but also Premier Mao Chi-kuo had to apologize for the incident, which reflected serious security breaches and violations of regulations. [FULL STORY]