Command Post Rumored to Be Set Up in Hsuehshan Tunnel? 防共軍第一擊 傳雪隧設戰時指揮中心

It is rumored that the military and the Freeway Bureau will cooperate to set up a command center in the depths of the Hsuehshan Tunnel, which can replace the Hengshan command post in wartime. Legislators said it might not be appropriate to disclose the information.


Due to the Russia-Ukraine war and China's continuous threat of force, the Taiwanese military is re-evaluating the ability of underground command posts in each combat area to withstand a first blow and prevent the PLA from invading Taiwan. It has been rumored that the Ministry of National Defense and the Freeway Bureau cooperated to set up a command post deep in the Hsuehshan Tunnel. The Joint Operations Command Center (JOCC) at Hengshan Command Post can be transferred here in the event of a war. Legislator Wang Ting-yu, a member of the Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National Defense Committee, believes this can improve the survival rate of the military's command and communications system.

Wang Ting-yu, Legislator (DPP): “In addition to improving defense to maintain a command center's survival rate, there should be scattered, redundant, and other locations available to ensure the continuation of joint operations command. A flat command structure is what the MND has been thinking and preparing for in recent years.”

In terms of its topographical position, the Hsuehshan Tunnel is surrounded by mountains. Its ventilation shaft is 512 meters deep, which is higher than Taipei 101. The tunnel can withstand bombing and has ventilation relay stations. The existing configuration of the tunnel's optical fiber's frequency bands and bandwidths would allow for a command center to be set up. This center would not only be suitable for personnel survival but also allow large-scale equipment to be stationed. This center is expected to be tested during this year's Han Kuang Exercise.

Su Tzu-yun, Director, Defense Strategy and Resources Division, Institute for National Defense and Security Research: “Currently, known traditional penetrating bombs, such as the mother of bombs and father of bombs, cannot penetrate the geological thickness of the mountain. Not even a tactical nuclear bomb can penetrate the mountain.”

Su believes that although the tunnel's ventilation shaft has other risks, it is still a good option as a backup command post. The MND only responded in a low-key manner and said the site can be included for further analysis and evaluation. Whether it is appropriate to disclose the information of the backup bases during wartime has aroused discussion. Many legislators believe that they should fulfill their duty of confidentiality so as not to affect national security. 

 

 

 

 

受到俄烏戰事以及中國持續武力威脅影響,國軍重新評估各作戰區地下指揮所承受第一擊的能力,防止共軍侵台,傳出國防部與高公局合作,在雪山隧道導坑深處開設指揮中心,發生戰爭時能讓衡山指揮所聯合作戰指揮中心(JOCC)轉進此地。立法院外交及國防委員會召委王定宇認為,這能夠提高指管通情系統的存活率。

民進黨立委王定宇表示:「維持存活率除了提高防務以外,有分散、有備援、有準備其他的地點,或者是所謂的聯合作戰的權力下放,扁平化指揮系統,都是國軍近年來思考跟準備的方案。」

就以地形位置來看,雪山隧道周圍有群山掩護,尤其隧道內的通風豎井深度512公尺,比101高,能夠抗炸,而且各自有通風中繼站,現有配置光纖所有頻段與頻寬,如果設為指揮中心,不僅適合人員生存,也能讓大型裝備進駐,預計今年漢光演習進行驗證。

國防院戰略所所長蘇紫雲表示: 「所以在這樣地質的厚度,目前所知傳統的這種鑽地炸彈,不管是炸彈之母或炸彈之父,甚至戰術核彈都無法打穿。」

蘇紫雲認為雖然雪隧通風豎井也有其他風險,但作為備用指揮所還是一個好選項。對此國防部僅低調回應,國軍指管通資建置,是依敵情威脅與作戰需要,都將可能作為納入研析與評估,不過揭露戰時備援據點資訊是否得當引起討論,不少立委認為,還是應該善盡保密職責,以免影響國家安全。

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