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Taiwan to conduct helicopter exercises to test combat readiness

The Taiwanese military will spend three days physical exercises involving all its helicopters at Jiupeng Military Base in Pingdong.

Exercises called “Mighty Eagle” are conducted to test the island nation’s combat readiness, especially in increasing pressure from China.

During the exercise, the helicopters will fire Hellfire and Stinger guns and missiles at various sea and air targets to test their capabilities with precision weapon systems.

Among the helicopters that will participate in the events are the AH-64E Apache and AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters and the CH-47 Chinook heavy helicopter.

The nation’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Scout helicopters and UH-1H utility helicopters will also participate.

Last week, a military source revealed that the country’s Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters conducted live-fire exercises in Penghu County.

The exercise was reportedly designed to simulate a military rescue mission under enemy fire.

Taiwan Chinook heavy helicopter. Photo: AFP



https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/07/04/taiwan-helicopter-readiness/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=taiwan-helicopter-readiness Taiwan to conduct helicopter exercises to test combat readiness

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