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Taiwan to hold computer-aided war games

ROC Central News Agency

2012/07/15 15:59:14

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Taiwan will hold a five-day computer-aided war game beginning Monday as the second part of the Han Kuang series of exercises to test the country's defense capabilities amid the growing military threat from China.

The computerized drills will test Taiwan's information and electronic warfare capabilities, combat readiness of attack helicopters and anti-submarine aircraft, as well as other warfare tactics, the Ministry of National Defense said recently.

Countermeasures against Chinese long-range attacks involving guided missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles will also be conducted during the exercises to beef up Taiwan's air defenses, military officials added.

The Han Kuang exercises are Taiwan's most important war games involving the country's Army, Air Force and Navy.

The computer-aided war games follow the five-day military drills which took place in late April when innovative high-tech and asymmetrical military tactics were practiced in an attempt to fend off simulated invasions by Chinese forces.

Also, Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu said during a recent legislative session that the military will incorporate lessons learned from this year's computer-aided war games into next year's military exercises.

(By Elaine Hou)

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