Taiwan conducts first live-fire drill with Apache helicopters

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/27
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan’s Army conducted a live-fire drill earlier this week to test

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

the combat capabilities of the recently acquired AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, marking the first time the U.S.-made choppers fired missiles in Taiwan, the Army confirmed Thursday.

The drill, conducted at a military base in southern Taiwan, was part of the Army’s preparation for formally commissioning the most advanced attack helicopters in its fleet, the Army said.

Weapons fired from the participating Apache helicopters included the air-to-surface Hellfire missile and the Stinger missile, the Army said.     [FULL  STORY]

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