Penghu Defense Command Holds Monthly Drill 澎防部鎮疆操演 模擬共軍登島火力反制

The Army's Penghu Defense Command conducts drills on a monthly basis from March to November that simulate an invasion by Chinese troops. This time, the live-fire, actual combat training drill included Dual Mount Stingers and tank guns.


Several M60A3 tanks fire artillery at vessels simulating an attempt by Chinese troops to invade Penghu. The sounds of bombardment fill the air as the military attempts to repel the enemy, while huge splashes are seen in the ocean.

The flares fired by the military light up the dark sky and signal the start of the drill in the early hours of Oct. 19. The Army's Penghu Defense Command dispatched all types of artillery, Dual Mount Stingers, and tank guns. The soldiers practiced the engagement procedures at different stages as they annihilated the enemy at sea. 

The Penghu area experiences strong winds during the fall and winter, and the soldiers train in this harsh environment to test their combat capabilities. In particular, machine guns were fired to practice short-range air defense against airborne threats such as Chinese aircraft and drones. The command said it is determined to adapt to any situation that arises.

Hsiao Yu-sheng, Commander, Armored Cavalry Battalion, PDC: “Under the Ministry of National Defense's guidelines, the response to the discovery of a drone is monitoring and firing warning flares. If it enters into our command, then we will shoot it down.”

The military used howitzers, mortars, and tank guns during the drill to stave off the invader. A pair of sisters drove tanks.

Tseng Hsiang-yin, Corporal, Tank Battalion, Penghu Defense Command: “Not much is known about tanks outside the military, so I chose to do this after enlisting. It's just a little more physically taxing, since we're shorter and it takes more effort compared to the men.”

The military holds live-fire drills on a monthly basis in Penghu between March and November to prepare troops for a possible Chinese invasion.

 

 

 

多輛M60A3戰車重砲齊發,模擬共軍登陸船團試圖進犯澎湖,國軍阻敵進犯,砲擊聲劃破天際,海面揚起大量水花。

天色未亮,國軍發射照明彈照亮夜空,揭開鎮疆操演序幕。澎防部19日拂曉出擊,出動各式火砲、雙聯裝刺針飛彈、戰車砲,大秀軍事肌肉,演練不同階段的接戰程序,將敵殲滅於海上。

M60A3戰車砲展現瞬停,發射火砲,以及橫向移動射擊。澎湖地區秋冬季節風勢強勁,官兵得頂著強風訓練,考驗在惡劣環境的作戰能力。尤其機槍朝空中掃射,演練短程防空接戰,就是應對來自空中的威脅。中共航空器入侵、無人機頻繁襲擾外離島,澎防部強調,有決心應變處置。

澎防部裝騎營營長蕭又升表示:「依據國防部的指導,從發現無人機開始,會實施監控並示警。若發現它進入我相關的營區範圍內,會實施擊落。」

模擬共軍兩棲突擊車試圖登島,國軍派出M60A3戰車以及官兵,在灘岸前進行反擊作戰。在這次操演,國軍除了展示榴砲、迫砲、戰車砲的強大火力,瓦解共軍進犯,還有姐妹花攜手從軍,擔任甲車駕駛。

澎防部戰車營營部連下士曾湘尹說:「因為甲車在外面接觸不到,既然都從軍了,就選擇一下外面觸碰不到的職務。只是會比較吃力一點,因為我們身高比較矮,所以會比男生還要吃力。」

為了應對共軍威脅,國軍在澎湖每年3到11月實施鎮疆操演,透過實彈射擊的方式捍衛家園。