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110/02/20

In response to media reports that " many navy vessels are short of  infrared thermal imaging cameras, rendering them incapable of carrying out day and night surveillance as well as target identification at sea", Navy Command Headquarters states today (20th) that this is pure speculation, and elaborates as follows:
  1. In view of the measures for day and night maritime surveillance and target identification, the Navy achieve such goals via several means. Indeed, each and every ship has been equipped with universal night vision goggles that can be used both day and night in order to strengthen maritime target identification capabilities on main battleships during the day and night, thus meeting the needs of current missions.
  2. The Navy continues to promote various naval build-up projects based on the plan, and purchase all kinds of equipment that can accommodate the tasks needed to conduct missions. As such, the Navy appeal to nationals for continued support.

 

110/02/18

The National Chung Shan Institute of Science & Technology (“NCSIST”) hereby makes the following statement regarding the crash of the Teng Yun, also known as the “Cloud Rider”, which is an indigenously developed unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”).  

The said UAV performed its routine training at Taitung Air Base earlier this afternoon. Due to system anomaly occurring at 18:33, the flight made an emergency landing at the Taitung Forest Park in accordance with standard operation procedures, leaving damage to the flight body as a result of contact with trees yet no casualties. The scene was immediately blocked by the police. Engineering personnel of the NSCIST promptly made it to the scene and assisted with clearing up the debris and documenting with photography for further analysis.

A prototype in its initial stage of development, the aircraft is charged with carrying out ad hoc training operations. The incident has no impact on the ongoing UAV R & D project. Continued public support for national defense autonomy and indigenous development is encouraged.
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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