New combined air defense command established

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-09-01

The Air Force on Friday established the ROC Air Force Air Defense and Missile Command to better coordinate the nation’s air defenses. The ROC stands for Republic of China, Taiwan’s official name.

The new unit, based in Tainan in southern Taiwan, combines the Air Defense Artillery Command and the Air Defense Missile Command. Air Force Commander Shen Yi-ming said it would enable the Air Force to better coordinate its command and control by eliminating overlap.

The new command will be headed by former Air Force Command chief of staff Fan Ta-wei. Personnel from the original two commands have also been reassigned to create five air defense brigades.    [FULL  STORY]

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