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The Republic of China
Republic of China
Army
Army
(ROCA) is the largest branch of the Republic of China
Republic of China
Armed Forces. An estimated 80% of the ROC Army
Army
is located on Taiwan, while the remainder are stationed on the Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, Dongsha and Taiping Island. Since the Chinese Civil War, no armistice or peace treaty has ever been signed, as the final line of defense against a possible invasion by the People's Liberation Army
Army
(PLA), the primary focus is on defense and counterattack against amphibious assault and urban warfare.

Contents

1 Organization

1.1 Republic of China
Republic of China
Army
Army
Command Headquarters 1.2 Training

2 History 3 Equipment

3.1 Helicopters 3.2 Main battle tanks 3.3 Infantry
Infantry
vehicles 3.4 Armoured vehicles 3.5 Artillery 3.6 Helicopters and UAVs 3.7 Anti-aircraft weapons 3.8 Anti-ship weapons 3.9 Anti-tank weapons 3.10 Other surface attack weapons 3.11 Small arms 3.12 Future weapons and acquisition

4 See also 5 References & notes 6 External links

Organization[edit]

General
General
Wang Shin-lung, the incumbent commander of the ROC Army

ROC Army
Army
Logistics Command

ROC Army
Army
Chung Shyang II UAV

The ROC Army's current operational strength includes 3 armies, 5 corps. As of 2005, the Army's 35 brigades include 25 infantry brigades, 5 armoured brigades and 3 mechanized infantry brigades.[3][4][5] All infantry brigades stood down and transferred to Reserve Command after 2005. This update reflects the ROCA order of battle at the conclusion of the Jinjing Restructuring Plan in 2008. A new type of unit called defense team (守備隊) is being introduced. These are formed by elements of de-activated brigades under each area defense command. The strength of a defense team may vary from one or more reinforced battalions, making it roughly equal to a regiment. The team CO is usually a full colonel.[6] Republic of China
Republic of China
Army
Army
Command Headquarters[edit]

The ROC Army
Army
CHQ (中華民國國防部陸軍司令部) is headed by a 3-star general and is responsible for overall command of all ROC Army assets. Army
Army
GHQ is subordinate to the Chief of the General
General
Staff (military), the Minister of National Defense (civilian) and the ROC President.

ROC Army
Army
SharpShooter Team

ROC Army
Army
101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion Training during Amphibious Landing Exercise

A military frogman of Army
Army
101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion

Internal Units: Personnel, Combat Readiness and Training, Logistics, Planning, Communications, Electronics and Information, General Affairs, Comptroller, Inspector General, Political Warfare. Aviation and Special
Special
Forces Command (航空特戰指揮部)

601 Air Cavalry Brigade
Brigade
(original special force battalion assigned transferred back to 862nd Brigade) 602 Air Cavalry Brigade
Brigade
(original special force battalion assigned transferred back to 862nd Brigade) 603 Air Cavalry Brigade
Brigade
(this is a phantom unit, only exists on paper, no manpower, units, helicopters assigned) 101st Reconnaissance Battalion (better known as Sea Dragon Frogman, has a company station in Kinmen, Matsu, 3 in Penghu, and other frontline islands) Special
Special
Forces Command (特戰指揮部) In charge of 3 training centers

Army
Army
Airborne Training Center (大武營「陸軍空降訓練中心」) Army
Army
Special
Special
Forces Training Center (谷關「陸軍特戰訓練中心」) Army
Army
Winter and Mountain Training Center (武嶺寒訓中心)

Special
Special
Operation Command

862 Special
Special
Operation Group (originally 862nd Special
Special
Operation Brigade, with 3rd, 4th, and 6th battalion that transferred back from aviation brigades) 871 Special
Special
Operation Group (units unknown)

6th Army
Army
Corps
Corps
(第六軍團指揮部): Northern Taiwan

Guandu Area Command Lanyang Area Command 269 Mechanized Infantry
Infantry
Brigade 542 Armor Brigade 584 Armor Brigade 21 Artillery Command 53 Engineer Group 73 Signals Group 33 Chemical Warfare Group

8th Army
Army
Corps
Corps
(第八軍團指揮部): Southern Taiwan

333 Mechanized Infantry
Infantry
Brigade 564 Armor Brigade 43 Artillery Command 54 Engineer Group 75 Signals Group 39 Chemical Warfare Group

10th Army
Army
Corps
Corps
(第十軍團指揮部): Central Taiwan

234 Mechanized Infantry
Infantry
Brigade
Brigade
(will receive CM-32 "Clouded Leopard" wheeled IFV beginning of 2011)[7] 586 Armor Brigade 58 Artillery Command 52 Engineer Group 36 Chemical Warfare Group 74 Signals Group

Hua-Tung Defense Command (花東防衛指揮部): Eastern Taiwan

Hualien (花蓮) Defense Team Taitung (台東) Area Command

Kinmen
Kinmen
Defense Command (金門防衛指揮部)

Jindong (金東, Kinmen
Kinmen
East) Defense Team Jinshih (金西, Kinmen
Kinmen
West) Defense Team Shihyu (獅嶼) Defense Team Artillery Group

Penghu
Penghu
Defense Command (澎湖防衛指揮部)

1 Armored Battalion, 1 Armored Infantry
Infantry
Battalion, 1 Armored Cav Battalion, 1 mixed Artillery Battalion.

Matsu Defense Command (馬祖防衛指揮部)

Beigao (北高) Area Command Juguang (莒光) Area Command

Dongyin Area Command (東引地區指揮部)

Logistics Command (後勤指揮部) Education, Training and Doctorine Command (教育訓練暨準則發展指揮部) Republic of China
Republic of China
Military Academy, Training & Command Schools, Chemical Warfare Corps, Engineering Corps, Arsenal Development.

Armed Force Reserve Command (後備指揮部)

9 active infantry brigades, 24 Reserve brigades (Activated only in time of war)

ROC Army's former Army
Army
Missile Command was transferred to ROC Air Force in 2006.

Republic of China
Republic of China
Army, Organization as of 2016

Training[edit] The Republic of China
Republic of China
Military Academy trains officers for the army in a four-year program. History[edit]

An honor guard stands guard at the National Martyrs Shrine
National Martyrs Shrine
in Taipei.

The Republic of China
Republic of China
Army
Army
originated from Chinese National Revolutionary Army, which was founded by Sun Yat-sen's Kuomintang (KMT) in 1924, when the Whampoa Military Academy
Whampoa Military Academy
was established with Soviet military assistance. Whampoa Military Academy, which was presided by Chiang Kai-shek, was tasked with the objective of training a professional Chinese revolutionary army (革命軍人 ) to unify China during the Warlord Era
Warlord Era
. It participated in the Northern Expedition, the Second Sino-Japanese War
Second Sino-Japanese War
(during World War II) and the Chinese Civil War
Chinese Civil War
before withdrawing with the ROC government to Taiwan in 1949. After 1949, the ROC Army
Army
has participated in combat operations on Kinmen
Kinmen
and the Dachen Archipelago against the PLA in the Battle of Kuningtou, and in the First and Second Taiwan
Taiwan
Strait Crisis. In addition to these major conflicts, ROCA commandos were regularly sent to raid the Fujian
Fujian
and Guangdong coasts. Until the 1970s, the stated mission of the Army
Army
was to retake the mainland from the People's Republic of China. Following the lifting of martial law in 1988 and the democratization of the 1990s, the mission of the ROC Army
Army
has been shifted to the defense of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen
Kinmen
and Matsu from a PLA invasion. With the reduction of the size of the ROC armed forces in recent years, the Army
Army
has endured the largest number of cutbacks as ROC military doctrine has begun to emphasize the importance of offshore engagement with the Navy and Air Force. Subsequent to this shift in emphasis, the ROC Navy and Air Force have taken precedence over the ROC Army
Army
in defense doctrine and weapons procurement.[8] Recent short-term goals in the Army
Army
include acquisition and development of joint command and control systems, advanced attack helicopters and armored vehicles, Multiple Launch Rocket System
Multiple Launch Rocket System
and field air defense systems. The Army
Army
is also in the process of transitioning to an all volunteer force.[5]

Equipment[edit]

The CM-32 Armoured Vehicle, currently under production (mobile-gun platform variant is shown).

An ROCA M60A3
M60A3
TTS Main Battle Tank.

From the 1990s onwards, the Republic of China
Republic of China
Army
Army
launched several upgrade programmes to replace out-dated equipment with cutting edge state of the art advanced weapons, also increasing its emphasis on forces that could be rapidly deployed and were suited for combat in Taiwan's heavily urbanized environment. Orders were placed with the United States
United States
for M60A3
M60A3
Patton tanks, M109A6 "Paladin" howitzers and AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters, as well as updating existing equipment. Along with the other ROC military branches, the ROC Army
Army
has extensive experience in the construction and utilization of underground tunnels and bases gained during the People's Republic of China's bombardments of Kinmen
Kinmen
and Matsu during the Cold War and many facilities are rumoured to be located underground in undisclosed locations. The U.S. Government announced on October 3, 2008 that it plans to sell $6.5 billion worth of arms to Taiwan
Taiwan
ending the freeze of arms sales to Taiwan. Amongst other things, the plans include $2.532 billion worth of 30 AH-64D Apache Longbow Block III Attack helicopters with night-vision sensors, radar, 173 Stinger Block I air-to-air missiles and 1000 AGM-114L Hellfire missiles.[9] and 182 Javelin missiles will also be available with 20 Javelin command launchers and is estimated to cost $47 million.[10][11] On January 29, 2010, US Government announced 5 notifications to US Congress for arms sales to Taiwan. Of the total 6.392 billion US dollars in the 5 announcements, ROC Army
Army
will receive 60 UH-60M and other related things for cost of 3.1 Billion.[12] Helicopters[edit] In July 2007 it was reported that the ROC Army
Army
would request the purchase of 30 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from the US in the 2008 defence budget.[13] In October 2015 it was announced that 9 AH-64E had been grounded due to oxidation of components in the helicopters' tail rotor gearboxes and comprehensive safety checks were made on all Apaches. The 2008 defense budget also listed a request for 60 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters as a partial replacement for the UH-1Hs currently in service.[14] Main battle tanks[edit] It was reported that the ROC Army
Army
was seeking new third generation main battle tanks, as the M60A3s and CM-11s are aging. The possible tanks under consideration were the US M1A2, UK Challenger, German Leopard 2A6, French AMX-56 Leclerc
AMX-56 Leclerc
and the Israeli Merkava. However, it was expected to procure the M1A2 due to closer military ties.[15] On August 31, 2010, it was announced for next year's defense budget, ROCA plan for next generation MBT had been put on hold due to lack of budget.[16] The army was approved to buy 120 M1A1s, with budget allocation set for 2017 and delivery of the first batch expected by 2020. Some critics were made to this purchases, some analysts expressed that Taiwan's terrain and some of its bridges and roads are unsuitable for the 60-tonne M1A1. In October 2017, Taiwan
Taiwan
abandoned attempts to acquire surplus M1 Abrams from the U.S. and announced an upgrade program for 450 M60A3s consisting of replacing the main gun with a new 120 mm weapon, as well as upgrading the ballistics computer, turret hydraulics, and other systems. Testing and evaluation are expected to be completed in 2019 and application of new features to start in 2020.[17] Infantry
Infantry
vehicles[edit] CM-32 Yunpao, an 8x8 armoured personnel carrier locally manufactured, will replace ageing M113s and V-150 armoured vehicles. It is a modular vehicle platform capable of accepting various configurations for specific combat requirements. Armoured vehicles[edit]

Vehicle Origin Type In service Notes

M60A3
M60A3
TTS  United States Main Battle Tank 480 Some are transferred to ROCMC[18]

CM-11 (M48H)  Taiwan Main Battle Tank 450 Assembled in Taiwan
Taiwan
1988–1994. Some transferred to ROCMC

CM-12  Taiwan Medium Tank 250 Modified in Taiwan
Taiwan
from M48A3[19]

M48A3  Taiwan Medium Tank 50 Received 309 M48A1/A2 in the 1970s, modified in Taiwan
Taiwan
to M48A3, 250 upgraded to CM-12 standard[19]

M41  United States Light Tank 775 50 M41D Modified in Taiwan, some M41 are in used by ROCMC

CM-32  Taiwan Eight-Wheeled IFV/Light Armoured Vehicle ~100 In production, first batch of 600, first unit will be 200th MIB in Central Taiwan.[7] 368 vehicles entering service by 2017–2018

CM-21  Taiwan M113 APC Variant 1,000+ Various variants produced from 1982 to 2009. CM-21/A1 personnel carrier

CM-22 mortar carrier for 107mm/120mm mortar

CM-23 mortar carrier for 81mm mortar

CM-24/A1 ammo carrier, can carry either 90 rounds of 155mm or 42 rounds 203mm

CM-25 TOW launcher

CM-26 Command Track

CM-27/A1 Recovery

M113  United States Tracked APC 650 Various variants, including personnel carrier, mortar carrier, ammo carrier, TOW launcher(retired), command and recovery[20]

V-150S  United States Amphibious APC 300 With Southern Army
Army
Group, 298th Mech Inf Brigade

AM General
General
Humvee  United States Light Utility Vehicle 2,000–2,500 Various variants, including to carry local made machine guns and TOW 2A launchers, and others.

Artillery[edit]

Weapon Origin Type In service Notes

M110A2  United States 203mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 60

M109A2/A5  United States 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 197/28[21] Some transferred to ROCMC

M108  United States 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 225 [21]

M1  United States 240mm Fixed/Towed Howitzer 30+ Stationed in Kinmen/Quemoy and Matsu

M115  United States 203mm Towed Howitzer 90[21]

M59 "Long Tom"  United States 155mm Towed Howitzer 390[21]

M101  United States 105mm Towed Howitzer 650

M712 Copperhead  United States 155mm Laser-guided AP Artillery shell ??

RT/LT-2000  Taiwan 117mm, 180mm, or 227mm Wheeled MRL 43 57 originally ordered, later reduced to 43

Kung Feng VI  Taiwan 117mm or 126mm Wheeled MRL 72 24 per Corp[22]

Helicopters and UAVs[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type In service[5][23] Notes

AH-64E Apache  United States Attack helicopter 29 30 ordered, one lost to crash[24][25]

AH-1W SuperCobra  United States Attack helicopter 61

Bell OH-58D Kiowa  United States Light Observation Helicopter 39 Partially assembled in Taiwan

OH-6A Cayuse [26]  United States Light Observation Helicopter ??

Bell TH-67A Creek  United States Training helicopter 30

CH-47SD Chinook  United States Heavy transport helicopter 9

UH-60M Black Hawk  United States Utility helicopter 8 [27] 60 ordered. Delivery starts mid December 2014 for first 6, rest to arrive by in seven batches with full delivery by 2018[28]

AIDC UH-1H Iroquois  Taiwan Utility helicopter Fewer than 40 118 built under licence by AIDC

Chung Shyang II UAV  Taiwan Recon UAV ??

Anti-aircraft weapons[edit]

Platform Origin Type In service Notes

AIM-9 Sidewinder  United States IR-guided Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) 300 AIM-9S. Carry by F-16 or AH-1W[29]

AIM-92 Stinger  United States IR-guided Air-To-Air Stinger (ATAS) 173 Block I, ordered for AH-64D Block III APACHE Longbow Attack Helicopters[30]

Sky Sword II
Sky Sword II
(TC-2)  Taiwan Radar-guided mid-range SAM/AAM ?? Carry by AIDC F-CK-1 or Tracked/Wheeled Trucks

MIM-72/M48 Chaparral  United States Tracked Sidewinder short-range SAM 40 In service with Southern Army
Army
Group only. With 646 rounds of MIM-72F and 302 rounds of MIM-72E/G/J[21]

Sky Sword I
Sky Sword I
(TC-1)  Taiwan IR-guided short-range SAM/AAM ?? Carry by AIDC F-CK-1 or Tracked/Wheeled Trucks

M-1097 Avenger (AN/TWQ-1)  United States Wheeled Stinger short-range SAM SPAAG 74 In service with Northern and Central Army
Army
Group only, came with 1299 Stingers purchased in the same deal[21]

M42 Duster  United States Tracked twin 40mm short-range AAA SPAAG ?? Still in service with Northern and Central Army
Army
Group anti-air units, 1 battalion each.[31]

Dual Mounted Stinger (DMS)  United States IR-guided Seated Tripod Stinger Launcher (not shoulder-fired MANPADS) 116 55 Stinger DMS launchers with 465 RMP rounds, from US Army
Army
stockpile and rebuilt/refurbished, sold to Taiwan
Taiwan
May 1996 for 80 million.[32] 61 Stinger DMS launchers with 728 rounds, delivered between 1996 and 1998 for 180 million, some transferred to ROCMC[21]

FIM-92 Stinger  United States IR-guided Light Shoulder-fired MANPADS ??

Anti-ship weapons[edit]

Platform Origin Type In service Notes

Hsiung Feng III  Taiwan Radar-guided Ramjet
Ramjet
Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) ?? Truck platform[33]

Hsiung Feng II  Taiwan Radar-guided Sea skimming Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) ?? Truck platform

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Platform Origin Type In service Notes

Hellfire AGM-114L  United States Radar-guided Air-to-Surface Missile (ASM)/Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 1,000 On order to be carried by AH-64E

Hellfire AGM-114K3  United States Laser-guided Air-to-Surface Missile (ASM)/Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 240 Carried by AH-1W and OH-58D since 1999

Hellfire AGM-114C  United States Laser-guided Air-to-Surface Missile (ASM)/Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 684 Carried by AH-1W and OH-58D[21]

BGM-71 TOW-2A/B  United States Optical/Wire-guided Anti-Tank Missile (ATGM) 3,100+ rounds and 163+ launchers[34] Used by ROC Army
Army
and ROCMC on HUMVEE, M-113, CM-25, and on AH-1W and OH-58D helicopters. After 1997, Taiwan
Taiwan
purchased 1786 TOW-2A and 290 TOW-2B[35]

FGM-148 Javelin  United States IR-guided Shoulder-fired Top attack Radio VT Fuze Anti-Tank Missile (ATGM) 360 and 40 launchers 182 with 20 launchers on order

APILAS  France Unguided Shoulder-fired Top attack Radio VT Fuze Anti-Tank Missile (ATM) 1,000 Over 1,000 delivered by 1998

M136 (AT4)  Sweden Unguided Light Shoulder-fired Shaped charge RPG ?? Licence-built in US

M72 LAW  United States Unguided Light Shoulder-fired Shaped charge RPG ?? Produced locally as the Type 66

Other surface attack weapons[edit]

Platform Origin Type In service Notes

Yun Feng  Taiwan GPS-guided Supersonic Cruise missile/SSM ?? Truck platform

Hsiung Feng IIE  Taiwan GPS-guided Subsonic Cruise missile/SSM ?? Truck platform[33]

Hellfire AGM-114M3  United States Laser-guided Bunker buster ASM 449 Carry by AH-1W or OH-58D, ordered 9/2002[30]

Hydra 70[36]  United States Unguided anti-materiel Rocket ?? Carry by AH-64E, AH-1W, or OH-58D

Small arms[edit]

Weapon Origin Type Notes

T75K1  Taiwan 9mm pistol Based on M9/Beretta 92

Glock 17  Austria 9mm pistol

USP  Germany 9mm pistol

T51  Taiwan .45 ACP
.45 ACP
pistol License-produced M1911A1

Uzi  Israel 9mm submachine gun

Type 77 SMG  Taiwan 9mm submachine gun

Calico M960  United States 9mm submachine gun

MP5A5  Germany 9mm submachine gun

FN P90  Belgium 5.7x28mm personal defense weapon

M1 Carbine  United States .30 Carbine
.30 Carbine
carbine

Franchi SPAS-12  Italy 12-gauge combat shotgun

M1014  Italy 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun

M16A1  United States 5.56mm NATO assault rifle Limited use only

T65  Taiwan 5.56mm NATO assault rifle

T86  Taiwan 5.56mm NATO rifle & 40mm grenade launcher Evaluation Only

G36C  Germany 5.56mm NATO carbine assault rifle

AUG  Austria 5.56mm NATO assault rifle

M4A1  United States 5.56mm NATO carbine assault rifle

T91 carbine  Taiwan 5.56mm NATO carbine assault rifle Current standard issue

Type 57  Taiwan 7.62mm NATO battle rifle License-produced M14

M24  United States .308 Win sniper rifle

T93 sniper rifle  Taiwan .308 Win sniper rifle

SSG-2000   Switzerland .308 Win sniper rifle

DSR-1  Germany .308 Win sniper rifle

PSG-1  Germany .308 Win sniper rifle

Barrett M82A1 and also M107A1  United States .50 BMG
.50 BMG
sniper rifle Used with Army
Army
Special
Special
Forces

FN Minimi or T75 light machine gun  Belgium 5.56mm NATO squad automatic weapon

T74 general-purpose machine gun  Taiwan 7.62mm NATO general-purpose machine gun Based on FN MAG

M2  United States .50 BMG
.50 BMG
heavy machine gun

T85 grenade launcher  Taiwan 40mm grenade launcher

MGL Mk-1  South Africa 40mm grenade launcher

Mk-19 Mod 3  United States 40mm automatic grenade launcher Licensed production in Taiwan

Future weapons and acquisition[edit]

Platform Origin Type Notes

XT-99  Taiwan 9mm machine pistol In development from Glock 18, SIG P226, FN FNP-45, Five-seveN, and PDW[37]

MSR 9mm  Taiwan 9mm submachine gun In development from HK MP5, Magpul FMG-9, B&T MP9, FN P90, and PDW[38]

XT-97  Taiwan 5.56mm NATO assault rifle Designed in 2008 due for service in 2011 for Special
Special
forces[39]

XT-100  Taiwan 6.8mm SPC assault rifle In development from Gas-Operation, M951-KIT02, BGV-QDSF, and Harris BRM-S[40]

XT-101  Taiwan 3-in-one assault rifle In development from 6.5 Grendel, Diamondhead D-45, Ergo 4015, and Vltor EMod[41]

MUSR  Taiwan 3-in-one assault rifle In development from FN Scar, HK416, SG 550, AK-12, ARX-160, ACR, and XCR[42]

XT-98  Taiwan 7.62mm NATO battle rifle In development from Mk 14 EBR, FN FAL, SR-25, and LWRC REPR[37]

Yun Feng  Taiwan Supersonic Cruise missile Production for the new missile is scheduled to begin in 2014[43]

See also[edit]

Ministry of National Defense (Republic of China) Republic of China
Republic of China
Armed Forces Republic of China
Republic of China
Navy

Republic of China
Republic of China
Marine Corps

Republic of China
Republic of China
Air Force Republic of China
Republic of China
Military Police Republic of China
Republic of China
Army
Army
rank insignia List of orders, decorations and medals of the Republic of China Political status of Taiwan People's Liberation Army
Army
Ground Force Santikhiri, a town in Thailand settled by remnants of the 93rd Division

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XT100 6.8 SPC Assault Rifle - The Firearm Blog". The Firearm Blog. Retrieved 30 January 2016.  ^ http://www.wayi.com.tw/news/news_wayi_article.aspx?idno=6749 ^ "Exclusive: Taiwan's Latest Type XT Prototype Rifle - The Firearm Blog". The Firearm Blog. Retrieved 30 January 2016.  ^ http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130118/DEFREG03/301180021/Taiwan-Working-New-8216-Cloud-Peak-8217-Missile

External links[edit]

ROC Army
Army
webpage (in English)

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Republic of China
Republic of China
Armed Forces

Branches

Army Navy

Marine Corps Naval Aviation

Air Force Military Police

Organizations

Ministry of National Defense National Security Bureau Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology Veterans Affairs Commission

Equipment

Sky Horse Sky Bow Sky Sword I
Sky Sword I
/ II Wan Chien Hsiung Feng I
Hsiung Feng I
/ II / IIE / III IDF Ching-kuo CM-32 Type 64 tank T65 assault rifle T74 Machine Gun T75 Light machine gun T75 Pistol T77 Sub Machine Gun T86 assault rifle T91 assault rifle T93 sniper rifle XT-97 Assault Rifle

Issues

Taiwan
Taiwan
Strait crises (1955/1958/1996)

Command Centers

Heng Shan Milit

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