LEST WE FORGET:At the rehearsal the audience were urged to remember the sacrifices of the nation’s soldiers, and to remember peace depends on a strong military
Date: Jun 12, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The armed forces held a rehearsal yesterday for exhibiting advanced weapons systems and
troop combat strength of troops at the scheduled main event next month to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Held at the Hukou Army Base in Hsinchu County, the rehearsal was inspected by Chief of the General Staff General Yen Te-fa (嚴德發), who was joined by senior military officers, government officials, army reserve units and selected members of the public.
Taiwan’s upgrading of its air defense in recent years was in evidence, with newly acquired US-made III MIM-104F Patriot PAC III missiles and their mobile launcher vehicles joining the parade for the first time.
Also on public view for the first time were the two Taiwan’s most advanced domestically produced missile systems — the Hsiung Feng-3 (“Brave Wind”) and the Tien Kung III (“Sky Bow”). [FULL STORY]