PHOTO ESSAY/Han Kuang military exercises

07/16/2020 07:37 PM
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Multuple Thunderbolt-2000 RT rockets are fired during the annual Han Kuang wargames in Taichung on Thursday.
Multuple Thunderbolt-2000 RT rockets are fired during the annual Han Kuang wargames in Taichung on Thursday.

It is the fourth day of the annual live-fire Han Kuang military exercises, which involve about 8,000 personnel from all three branches of the Taiwan military. Thursday's drills were held in central Taiwan at Jianan Beach, Taichung Port, and Taichung Ching Chuan Kang Air Base.

During an anti-landing exercise, 105mm M101A1 howitzers were fired to support military reserve forces, and there were simultaneous ground attacks, using Thunderbolt-2000 RT rockets, FGM-148 Javelin missiles, M60A3 Combat Tanks, and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles equipped with BGM-71 TOW missiles.

In the air, Taiwan's Indigenous Defense Fighters, along with F-16V fighter jets, provided cover, while Kiowa attack helicopters and AH-64E Apaches, equipped with Hellfire missiles, strafed the simulated enemy.

The Han Kuang military exercises are being held July 13-17, with the participation of troops from Taiwan’s Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Soldiers fire FGM-148 Javelin at their simulated targets.
Soldiers fire FGM-148 Javelin at their simulated targets.
An F-16V fighter jet fires flares.
An F-16V fighter jet fires flares.
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A Taiwan's Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) fires flares.
M60A3 Combat Tanks bombard heavy artillery fire at Jianan Beach.
M60A3 Combat Tanks bombard heavy artillery fire at Jianan Beach.
An OH-58 Kiowa attack helicopter fires a hellfire missile.
An OH-58 Kiowa attack helicopter fires a hellfire missile.
A group of AH-64E Apaches cause several water columns by firing rocket missiles into the ocean.
A group of AH-64E Apaches cause several water columns by firing rocket missiles into the ocean.
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Taiwan's Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) cause several water columns after firing bombs into the ocean.
Two Apache attack helicopters fire flares.
Two Apache attack helicopters fire flares.
Squadrons of AH-64E Apache fly across the sky.
Squadrons of AH-64E Apache fly across the sky.
An AH-64E Apache is equipped with hellfire missiles, 2.75-inches rocket missiles, and an M230 chain gun.
An AH-64E Apache is equipped with hellfire missiles, 2.75-inches rocket missiles, and an M230 chain gun.
High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle fires at its target with a BGM-71 TOW missile.
High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle fires at its target with a BGM-71 TOW missile.
Several Thunderbolt-2000 RT rockets are fired across the sky.
Several Thunderbolt-2000 RT rockets are fired across the sky.
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