Date: January 12, 2016
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said Jan. 11 that he expects
Taiwan-developed defense equipment to continue playing a significant role in facilitating disaster relief operations while upholding national security.
“Emergency response and rescue are increasingly important as a core mission of the ROC military in recent years,” Ma said. “The armed forces are taking the lead in coordinating cross-sector support during disasters such as Typhoon Morakot of 2009, the Kaohsiung gas explosions of 2014 and Typhoon Soudelor of last year.
“In light of this development, we look forward to further advances in Taiwan’s homegrown military equipment R&D, thus strengthening the nation’s disaster relief capability and combat readiness.” [FULL STORY]