Army special forces conducting 15-day training in northern Taiwan

06/21/2020 08:48 PM
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A special forces drill.
A special forces drill.

Taipei, June 21 (CNA) An Army special forces division is undergoing a 15-day training program that comprises a 350-kilometer march and is scheduled to conclude on Monday.

The special force's training mission, which started on June 8, is taking place in Taoyuan and Hsinchu, and was open to the press Friday when it conducted a drill in a scenario in which enemies established in a location in Hsinchu were trying to interfere with operations at a nearby air base.

Special forces soldiers rappel down a rope from a Black Hawk helicopter.
Special forces soldiers rappel down a rope from a Black Hawk helicopter.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Chang Kuan-chun (張冠群), head of the special forces division, the training is different from the past practice of marching in the mountains and is more diversified because it is also supported by other army divisions, both on the ground and in the air.

Apart from armored vehicles, Friday's drill also deployed several types of helicopters, including the Boeing AH-64, the UH-60 Black Hawk and the OH-58D.

(By Matt Yu and Kay Liu) enditem/J

Video of the drill.
The special forces push into enemy grounds.
The special forces push into enemy grounds.
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