Taiwan began large-scale exercises on Monday (July 29), the same day the Chinese military carried out a military drill near Taiwan, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported Tuesday.
MND Deputy Chief of Staff Li Chao-ming (李兆明) said at a press conference on Tuesday (July 30) that a total 117 missiles of 12 different types were fired over the course of two days of live-fire exercises from the Jiupeng Military Base in Pingtung County, reported CNA. On Tuesday alone, 41 missiles of seven different types were fired, with an accuracy rate of 95.1 percent.
The shooting range was located 250 kilometers out at sea. The training involved ground-to-air, air-to-air, air-to-ship, ship-to-ship and air-to-ground, action and included the use of fighter jets and warships. Missile systems such as the Sky Bow I and Sky Bow II air defense missiles and Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missiles were tested.
The RoC Air Force test-fired Harpoon anti-ship missiles from its F-16 fighters for first time since 2001.