De­fense tech on dis­play at ex­hi­bi­tion

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOSEPH YEH

The De­fense Min­istry is once again par­tic­i­pat­ing in the bi­en­nial Taipei Aerospace & De­fense Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion (TADTE), set to kick off to­day, to show­case top-notch lo­cally de­vel­oped de­fense tech­nol­ogy and weapon sys­tems, the mil­i­tary said yesterday.

Mak­ing the an­nounce­ment at a pre-show press con­fer­ence, You Yue-tarng ( ), a Min­istry of Na­tional De­fense (MND) of­fi­cial re­spon­si­ble for the mil­i­tary’s pav­il­ion at the 2015 TADTE, said the R.O.C. Armed Forces will show­case state-of-theart tech­nol­ogy dur­ing the four-day show that runs un­til Sun­day.

The MND will dis­play top-notch equip­ment of the R.O.C.’s Army, Navy, Air Force and Com­bined Lo­gis­tics, as well as the mil­i­tary’s chief re­search in­sti­tu­tion, ChungShan In­sti­tute of Science and Tech­nol­ogy (CSIST, ), at the show at the Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall 1 of Taipei World Trade Cen­ter, he said.

The pav­il­ion will high­light weapons and equip­ment, sim­u­la­tion sys­tems, un­manned aerial ve­hi­cles (UAVs), space tech­nol­ogy, de­fense tech­nol­ogy R&D.

“The pur­pose for the show to is demon­strate lo­cally de­vel­oped self­de­fense sys­tems and those ac­quired from abroad to boost the na­tion­als’ con­fi­dence over the R.O.C. mil­i­tary’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties in de­fend­ing the coun­try,” You said.

The MND pav­il­ion fea­tures four ma­jor ar­eas, in­clud­ing an area to show­case ad­vanced weapon sys­tems; an area to dis­play re­search and de­vel­op­ment re­sults; a re­cruit­ing cen­ter and an area where fair-go­ers can per­son­ally try the sim­u­la­tors for weapon sys­tems and air­craft, he noted.

In the weapon dis­play area, a to­tal of 31 kinds of weapons and ar­ma­ments that are in ac­tive ser­vice in Tai­wan are be­ing put on dis­play, in­clud­ing mod­els of IDF fighter jets, Hsi­ung Feng III su­per­sonic anti-ship mis­sile, An­te­lope Air De­fense sys­tem and “Clouded Leop­ard” eight-wheeled Tai­wan In­fantry Fight­ing Ve­hi­cle.

In the sim­u­la­tion area, TADTE visi­tors can per­son­ally ex­pe­ri­ence some of the sim­u­la­tion sys­tems cur­rently used by lo­cal mil­i­tary to en­hance train­ing, You said.

Sim­u­la­tion sys­tems to be un­veiled dur­ing the fair in­clude a pro­to­type of the Chung Shyang II UAV, Small Arms Train­ing Sys­tem, He­li­copter Flight Sim­u­la­tor, F-16 Sim­u­la­tor, Im­mer­sion In­ter­ac­tion Shoot­ing VR and Joint Syn­thetic Bat­tlespace, ac­cord­ing to the MND.

A re­cruit­ing cen­ter will also be in place dur­ing the show to boost vol- un­tary mil­i­tary re­cruit­ment of the R.O.C. forces as the mil­i­tary is mov­ing to­ward an all-vol­un­teer force.

Ac­cord­ing to the TADTE or­ga­nizer, the Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil (TAITRA), the show will fea­ture prod­ucts of pri­vate com­pa­nies from home and abroad, in­clud­ing Taichung­based Aerospace In­dus­trial De- vel­op­ment Corp.

). For­eign com­pa­nies that will par­tic­i­pate in the show in­clude Lock­heed Martin, Rock­well Collins, Mi­latek UG, Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics Mis­sion Sys­tems, JEPICO, Becker Elec­tron­ics Tai­wan, and Swe­den­based Teng Tools, ac­cord­ing to the TAITRA.

(AIDC,

Joseph Yeh, The China Post

(Left) A view of the venue of the bi­en­nial 2015 TADTE is seen in Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall 1 of Taipei World Trade Cen­ter, yesterday. (Right) The lo­cally de­vel­oped Coastal De­fense Rocket sys­tem is seen on dis­play at the bi­en­nial 2015 Taipei Aerospace & De­fense Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion (TADTE) dur­ing a pre-show press con­fer­ence in Taipei, yesterday.

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