By: Scarlett Chai and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Feb. 11 (CNA) Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) has said categorically that any drones that encroach on Taiwan’s airports will be shot down and there is no need for officers to ask for prior approval to do so, after a recent incident involving a drone forced a Taipei airport to close for nearly one hour.
Feng, while inspecting the Army 602nd Aviation Brigade Friday, noted that the increasingly popular drones have posed security concerns to airports, and could be used by the enemy to collect information.
He said he has therefore asked military personnel to act within their legal duty and shoot down drones to protect national security. [FULL STORY]