GETTING UP TO SPEED:To learn more about developments in the local defense industry, Tsai was led on a tour by institute president Chang Kuan-chun
Date: Mar 16, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday visited the nation’s main
weapons research and development institute to learn more about the defense industry, one of the areas she has pledged to bolster after she takes office on May 20.
During her visit to the National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology in Taoyuan, Tsai was briefed on the institute’s projects, including the Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile and the Tien Kung III surface-to-air missile, both of which are locally developed and constitute the nation’s main missile systems.
Tsai was also briefed on the institute’s Cardinal Mini-UAV (uncrewed aerial vehicle) that can be launched by hand, as well as telecommunications systems, electromagnetic protection systems, power storage systems and the ground control center of an international space project called Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
During the one-hour tour, Tsai tested a 3D device that simulates a communications system used by military personnel in various military vehicles.
Tsai was greeted and accompanied by institute president Chang Kuan-chun (張冠群) to learn more about the developments in the local defense industry. [SOURCE]