This year’s Han Kuang live-fire military exercises will get underway on May 25 on the offshore island county of Penghu. The defense ministry completed the computer simulated portion of the nation’s annual war games in the first week of the month.
The director of defense ministry’s office for operations and planning, Lieutenant General Chiang Chen-chung, was asked if precision weapons will be used in the live-fire drills. General Chiang said drills using precision weapons will be held separately.
Meanwhile, the navy took delivery of two Perry-class frigates purchased from the United States over the weekend. The navy’s chief of staff, Lee Chung-hsiao, said the arrival of the two ships meets Taiwan’s current need for US-made frigates. The Obama administration had previously promised to make four of the Perry-class vessels available to Taiwan.