Land, air forces plan joint drill: officer

A WASTE: The National Audit Office said that the army has not been using TOW missiles for its live-fire drills with AH-1W helicopters, despite keeping stock of them

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 23, 2018
By: Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

A live-fire combined arms drill is to be held at the beginning of next month, with the

An AH-1W helicopter participates in a drill in Kaohsiung on Aug. 10, 2016.
Photo: Chang Chung-yi, Taipei Times

primary focus of improving the army’s coordinated combat between land and air forces, a military officer said.

The live-fire artillery exercise would be aimed at seaborne targets, with helicopters also shooting at targets with precision weaponry, the officer said.

While both branches usually hold separate drills, AH-1W helicopters joined the live-fire artillery drill conducted by the 10th Army Corps in September last year to ascertain the actual effects of both branches’ weapon systems, the officer said.

Whereas last year the helicopters were limited to deploying heat flares as interference, this year they would be firing live munitions against seaborne targets, the officer added.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.