Defense News
109/10/11

The Ministry of National Defense has responded news coverage on 11th regarding “The domestic production of frigates was only halfway through! Linkfast Technology experienced hurdles in R&D and invited other global military suppliers to participate in the tender” The MND said that the media reports are speculative and are not based on facts.

With the Domestic Shipbuilding Programme, the NCSIST will implement “Preparation for the Construction of the New Frigate Project of the ROCN” from 2019 to 2026. Linkfast Technology is responsible for the R&D of the project and is still executing the relevant evaluation work according to the project details. The evaluation results must meet naval operational requirements before the commencement of the follow-up operations.

The Ministry of National Defense will continue to promote various naval projects in accordance with the programme details to establish naval combat power in line with defensive operations for our national security. The MND appreciates the support from the public.
109/09/30

The Ministry of National Defense has responded to the news coverage on 30th regarding “A lack of over 60% reserve officers due to the examination termination of Second Lieutenant Compulsory Military Service Officer which may affect our military strength”

I.Due to reform of the military service system, the Second Lieutenant Compulsory Military Service officer examination has been terminated, causing the lack of manpower in non-commissioned officer of reserve force to increase every year.

II.Members of the reserve force are selected according to the conditions of service, class, expertise, tactical location, and household registration. The reserve force non-commissioned officers is primarily made up of voluntary reserve non-commissioned officers. Regarding the lack of officers, the headquarter is currently conducting a review by increasing the positions of promoting reserve cadres to officers, the revision of the reserve force’s layout, the relaxation of the selection of non-commissioned officers, and the extension of the selection and renewal period. In coordination with the deployment of current cadres on active duty and "enhancing the reserve force, these support measures are expected to meet the needs of the reserve forces army non-commissioned officers. With the consolidation of our reserve military power, calls upon the people for support and reassurance.
About MND

The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent

Words from the Minister

The various and complicated affairs of national defense are closely correlated with the safety of our people’s lives and properties. I, De-Fa, am honored to take over the office of Ministry of National Defense today, 26th of February, and I deeply feel that I have great responsibility. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of the former Minister Feng, all kinds of reforms of national defense have been well established. Moreover, our officers and soldiers are devoted to the government and strongly maintain at their position. Especially in the rescue work The various and complicated affairs of national defense are closely correlated with the safety of our people’s lives and properties. I, De-Fa, am honored to take over the office of Ministry of National Defense today, 26th of February, and I deeply feel that I have great responsibility. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of the former Minister Feng, all kinds of reforms of national defense have been well established. Moreover, our officers and soldiers are devoted to the government and strongly maintain at their position. Especially in the rescue work