Date: Oct 25, 2016
By: Lo Tien-pin and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Research and development (R&D) of defense projects conducted by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology are on the right track, a senior Ministry of National Defense official familiar with the institute said.
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, made the remarks in response to queries regarding the ministry’s plan to establish a national defense technology division in January next year to oversee the research and development of crucial technologies.
The institute’s projects and recent achievements suggest its continued relevance, alongside the planned “national defense technology division,” the official said.
People at the ministry-affiliated institute view the proposed division as a positive development for national defense and are prepared to coordinate their efforts with those of the planned agency, he said. [FULL STORY]