(Reporter Hsieh Hung-kuai of Military News Agency, Pingtung, 27th) The Armed Forces recently conducted its annual missile shooting training at Jiupeng Base and the eastern sea area to strengthen its naval and air force, and verify peace-to-war conversion by the Coast Guard Administration for the first time following incorporation into the defense operation sequence mechanism of the Armed Forces. The purpose of the training is to test and verify the live ammunition shooting and engagement capabilities by naval, air force and coastal guard cruisers, improve joint combat effectiveness, and demonstrate their determination to defend the security of the Taiwan Strait.
This mission was conducted based on the overall air defense and joint sea control scenarios, and adopted "simulation of actual combat" and "ex situ training" measures. Through air, water, and shore-mounted platforms, various types of ammunition were fired at target ships (targets), with a hitting rate of nearly 98% as the troops successfully verified their joint strike capabilities of sea, air force and sea cruisers to defend the land against enemy attack.
Navy Command, which is responsible for coordinating such drills, stated that the Navy is committed to building armaments and preparation for combat based on the guidance of joint combat capability planning by the Ministry of National Defense (MND) to implement President Tsai's policies of "indigenous ship-building" and "self-independence of national defense." As conducted through the actual combat via training, it will then verify the joint operational supervision mechanisms and attack procedures of the Navy and Air Force, and strengthen overall defense and combat capabilities, thus safeguarding the security of the Taiwan Strait.