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|Showroom #4 : The Modernized R.O.C Armed Forces |
Under the current threats from the enemy and for the foreseeing demands for potential future wars, the R.O.C. Armed Forces had been aggressively adjusting the strategic deployments, R&D of military weapons, and reforms of the national defense system. This showroom not only exhibits the introduction of the latest weapon models of our Armed Forces, the indigenous weapons and the combined exercise but also the analysis of the importance of a legal system of the national defense system.
The showroom exhibits 7 different topics as follows:
- Consolidation of military policy and command branches
- Combined Exercise
- Technology research and development
- Strong Armed Forces
- The Vision of National Defense
- Badges and Ranks
- Sildiers in National Army
2. Plan of Showroom #4
To boost our national defense, we have had carried out reform of the national defense organization and military affairs in recent years. In the “Report on National Security in 2006,” the national security strategy was precisely formulated to rapidly ‘transform national defense and build up a compact national defense armed forces.” It is aimed to build up a strong and modernized armed force through reform of the military organization and structure, strategy formulation, armament modernization and development of human resources with limited resources for national defense. Through synergy of integration and modernization, the Nationalist armed force will become a modern fighting force capable of stopping war and winning battles.
In view of threat to security from the Chinese communists’ military expansions, the National Defense Ministry currently focuses on consolidation of existing fighting power, aside from making adjustment to the military organization, promoting all-out defense and bringing about the synergy of joint military power. Joint military power is based on results of the joint military exercises. In face of surprise changes and the myriad challenges, the Nationalist Armed Forces must strive to accomplish the training goal of joint operations in the various joint military exercises. The annual “Hanguang Exercise” is a test of our military operations, the effect of military training, enhancement of joint military power and military preparedness.
《Technology research and development 》
In face of the Chinese communists’ powerful military menace, we must resolutely build a strong and modernized national defense armed force. Declining budget for national defense in recent years called for research of our own weapon systems to supplement or replace procurement of foreign weapons. Moreover, considering the high efficiency of civilian enterprises and low manufacturing cost, It is essential to support the civilian manufacturers to produce military supplies. To build an independent national defense industry, it is necessary to promote production of weapons systems by civilian enterprises under the guidance and technology transfer of the Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology under the Armaments Bureau of the Ministry of National Defense.
《Strong Armed Forces》
The main air defense armaments of the Army include general purpose helicopters, helicopter gunships andsearching helicopters. The main ground weapons include the M60A3, M48H, M41D, C M11 armored vehicles and cannons. The sky-arrow missiles and the C M11 armored vehicle were developed domestically.
In view of the special features for island defense, the Army formed the Air Cavalry Brigade, the Motorized Infantry Brigade, the Armored Brigade, the Armored Infantry Brigade, the Infantry Brigade and the Special Forces Brigade. To build a modern army in anticipation of future defense wars, important armaments will be procured.
Since the R.O.C is an insular nation with rich ocean resources, development of the ocean resources and effective control of the sea directly affects Taiwan’s survival, security and development. A strong navy ensures security of the Taiwan Straits and ocean transport. The main naval warships include the guided missile frigates, destroyers, cruising warships, missile boats, submarines, anti-submarine airplanes and helicopters. Some guided missile frigates and missile boats are domestically produced.
The missile cruisers produced by China Shipyard are equipped than the US Perry class cruisers and more advanced and meets requirements of fighting a modern war. The navy is committed to pursue more modern weapons, automation of command control and reinforce anti-submarine defense.
Since the R.O.C. is an insular nation, effective air control is critical to Taiwan’s survival. The main armaments of the air force include the IDF fighters, the F16 fighters, the Mirage 2000 fighters, the E-2T reconnaissance planes and the C-130 transport planes. The IDF fighter is produced domestically for low altitude interception. The F-16 fighter is responsible for mid altitude security and is noted for its agility. The Mirage 2000 fighter is responsible for high altitude security. The Mirage 2000 fighter has the best performance of all our fighters with small turnaround diameter, fast speed and swift climbing.
We will continuously upgrade our air force and build a modern air force with better air-to-air, air-to-ground, and automated tactics control systems, air interception and air transport. We also plan to develop our future mainstay fighters to keep control of the sky.
The military police is a highly trained troop and has participated in the Hanguang series military exercises over the years. Its main forces are the Special Mission Team, War Preparation Team and the Taipei Garrison. It is responsible for the security of the Central Government and social security, and security of the annual national day celebrations. The military police takes charge of emergencies, particularly prevention of terrorist infiltration and sabotage of important government buildings, military installations and defensive objects.
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