Military to test air raid text-alert system in upcoming drill

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/05/29
By: Joseph Yeh 

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Taiwan’s military will test a new air raid text-alert system at an annual air defense drill to be held next month, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced Tuesday.

The system, built this March, is designed to send text messages to users’ mobile phones to provide alerts of an incoming air or missile attack, according to military spokesman Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉).

The system, currently under trial, was previously tested on March 28 on a small scale in Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan.

Another larger scale test will take place during the central Taiwan portion of the annual Wan An No. 41 (萬安演習) air raid drill being held between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on June 7, according to Chen.    [FULL  STORY]

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