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Taiwan Central News Agency: Taiwan army to hold artillery exercise

BEIJING, AUGUST 2 – RIA Novosti. The Taiwanese military will conduct real-time artillery exercises in Pingtung County in the south of the island on August 9 and 11 as part of the continuation of the annual Hanguang exercise, which ended last week. Taiwan Central News Agency with a link to the source.

According to the agency’s source, artillery exercises will be held to strengthen the combat readiness and firepower of the armed forces. The maneuvers will also include the M109 and M110 self-propelled howitzers.

Among other things, the source said that the island’s armed forces will hold another military exercise in Pingtung County on September 5, but this time with the participation of snipers from the Taiwan combined arms battalions, as well as the army aviation command and special forces.

The second phase of Hanguang’s annual live-fire military exercise took place from July 24-29, this year’s exercise focused on simulating the elimination of an occupying force at sea and on the coastline by integrating and deploying the three branches of the armed forces. wide range of weapons and equipment.

The media reported that the maneuvers prioritized protecting the port of Taipei on the island’s north coast against an “attack” by mainland China, with Chinese helicopters and fighter bombers simulating an attack on the port of Taipei. Joint counterattack by Taiwanese armed forces.

Source: Ria

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