Chihhang Air Base

Chihhang Air Base, also known as Taitung Air Force Base, is a military airport operated by the Republic of China Air Force in Taitung County, Taiwan.[1] It is best known for its extensive underground hangars.

Fellow-Me Car Running on Runway of Chihhang Air Force Base
ROCAF C-130H 1309 Taking off from Chihhang Air Force Base Runway
Radar Station at Taitung Air Force Base
Chihhang Air Force Base Main Building

HistoryEdit

In 2018 the Air Force issued a solicitation for an automated CIWS system to add an additional layer of protection to Chihhang Air Base.[2]

It has been named as the likely home for two squadrons of F-16Vs Taiwan will acquire from the US starting in 2023.[3] The location was recommended by the Institute for National Defense and Security Research.[4]

FacilitiesEdit

The Shihzishan (石子山) or “Stone Mountain” complex is an underground hangar and support complex located at the north end of the air base. Its tunnels can shelter up to eighty aircraft.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chin, Jonathan. "Air force base event highlights female aviators". www.taipeitimes.com. Taipei Times. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ Tevithick, Joseph. "Taiwan Eyes Phalanx Point Defense Gun Systems To Defend Mountainside Air Bases". www.thedrive.com. The Drive. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  3. ^ CHAN, KG. "Taiwan's new F-16s to be based on Pacific coast". www.asiatimes.com. Asia Times. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ and Jonathan Chin, Aaron Tu. "Taipei Times". www.taipeitimes.com. Taipei Times. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  5. ^ Easton, Ian. "Taiwan, Asia's Secret Air Power". thediplomat.com. The Diplomat. Retrieved 25 January 2020.


Coordinates: 22°47′34″N 121°10′55″E / 22.79278°N 121.18194°E / 22.79278; 121.18194