By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Han Kuang 31 military exercise began in the wee hours Monday morning
as President Ma Ying-jeou presided over its opening at an army base in Hsinchu.
The annual war games will be carried out through Friday in multiple locations around Taiwan, according to the Ministry of National Defense.
This year’s exercises, the 31st edition since 1984, include 69 drills spanning aircraft and vessel deployment, joint combat operations, personnel training and war gaming.
Vast lineups of next-generation weapon systems are being deployed. These include the Cloud Leopard armored vehicle, homegrown stealth missile corvette Tuo Jiang and supply vessel Pan Shi, and P-3C Orion antisubmarine aircraft. [FULL STORY]