‘RELIABLE’:The government will support the armed forces in reforming national defense and improving conditions for military personnel, the president said
Date: May 26, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
The armed forces yesterday conducted a live-fire exercise on the Penghu islands,
concluding the main part of the 33rd annual Han Kuang military exercises, with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) observing the drill which simulated a landing attempt by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
The scenario involved a landing by the PLA, with the nation’s armed forces launching an operation to repel the attack.
The Marine Corps acting as PLA troops launched an amphibious assault, with a naval formation of Keelung-class destroyers, a Tuo Chiang-class stealth corvette and Kuang Hua VI fast-attack missile boats providing covering fire.
The air force then launched the first wave of counterattack, with a group of fighter jets firing missiles at target areas at sea, and the army mobilized attack helicopters, tanks and infantry units, and launched an artillery barrage against landing troops.