Patriot missiles to be stationed in Linkou

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-15
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military has chosen Linkou in New Taipei City as the location for its 3332613final Patriot missile base, the Chinese-language United Daily News reported Saturday.

The original plan had designed nine bases for the United States-made interceptor missiles spread over the north, center and south of the country.

Near the capital, the military had chosen the Taipei City district of Nangang and the New Taipei City districts of Wanli and Xindian to station the missiles, but according to the latest thinking, the north coast area of Wanli would be abandoned in favor of Linkou, reports said.

Taiwan spent NT$179.1 billion (US$5.64 billion) on purchasing six Patriot PAC-3 sets of missiles and on upgrading its existing three Patriot PAC-2 projectiles to the same level as the PAC-3, according to the United Daily News.     [FULL  STORY]

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