Live-fire drill to simulate repelling Chinese blitzkrieg

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/21
By: Lu Hsin-hui and Ko Lin

Taipei, May 21 (CNA) The live-fire phase of the annual Han Kuang exercises is set

(CNA file photo)

to kick off Monday, combining all branches of the armed forces in repelling a simulated blitzkrieg from China to test the the military’s combat and defense capabilities.

As in previous years, the 33rd Han Kuang drills are divided into two parts: computer-simulated war games and live-fire exercises.

The computer war games began on May 1 and concluded on May 5. The live-fire drills will take place from Monday through Friday and involve all three branches of the military — Army, Navy and Air Force — to test their coordinated response to simulated assaults by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).  [FULL  STORY]

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