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The Republic of China Army (ROCA) is the largest branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces. An estimated 80% of the ROC Army is located on Taiwan, while the remainder are stationed on the Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, Dongsha and Taiping Island.

Republic of China Army
中華民國陸軍
Zhōnghuá Mínguó Lùjūn (Mandarin)
Chûng-fà Mìn-koet Liu̍k-kiûn (Hakka)
Republic of China Army (ROCA) Logo.svg
Emblem of the Republic of China Army
FoundedJune 16, 1924 (1924-06-16) (as the National Revolutionary Army)
Country Republic of China
TypeArmy
RoleGround warfare
Size130,000 (2008 est.)
Part ofRepublic of China Armed Forces
Garrison/HQLongtan, Taoyuan, Taiwan (ROC)
Motto(s)"忠誠精實"
ColorsGold & Green
March"Army Anthem" (Chinese: 陸軍軍歌; "Lùjūnjūngē"; "Liu̍k-kiûn Kiûn-kô")
EngagementsNorthern Expedition
Sino-Soviet conflict (1929)
Long March
Second Sino-Japanese War
World War II
Battle of Baitag Bogd
Chinese Civil War
Chinese Communist Revolution
Battle of Guningtou
Battle of Nanri Island
Battle of Yijiangshan Islands
Vietnam War
Laotian Civil War
War on Terror
Military intervention against ISIL[1]
Commanders
Commander of the Republic of China ArmyROCA General's Flag.svg General Wang Shin-lung (王信龍)[2]
Deputy Commander of the Republic of China ArmyROCA Lieutenant General's Flag.svg Lieutenant-general Pan Chia-yu (潘家宇)
Deputy Commander of the Republic of China ArmyROCA Lieutenant General's Flag.svg Lieutenant-general Chen Chuan-kuan (陳泉官)
Insignia
Flag
Flag of the Republic of China Army.svg
Republic of China Army
Traditional Chinese中華民國陸軍
Simplified Chinese中华民国陆军

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 (PLA), the primary focus is on defense and counterattack against amphibious assault and urban warfare.

Contents

OrganizationEdit

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

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 Army Command HeadquartersEdit

The ROC 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 GHQ is subordinate to the Chief of the General Staff (military), the Minister of National Defense (civilian) and the ROC President.
 
ROC Army SharpShooter Team
 
ROC Army 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion Training during Amphibious Landing Exercise
 
A military frogman of 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 Forces Command (航空特戰指揮部)
  • 601 Air Cavalry Brigade (original special force battalion assigned transferred back to 862nd Brigade)
  • 602 Air Cavalry Brigade (original special force battalion assigned transferred back to 862nd Brigade)
  • 603 Air Cavalry 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 Forces Command (特戰指揮部) In charge of 3 training centers
  • Army Airborne Training Center (大武營「陸軍空降訓練中心」)
  • Army Special Forces Training Center (谷關「陸軍特戰訓練中心」)
  • Army Winter and Mountain Training Center (武嶺寒訓中心)
  • Special Operation Command
  • 862 Special Operation Group (originally 862nd Special Operation Brigade, with 3rd, 4th, and 6th battalion that transferred back from aviation brigades)
  • 871 Special Operation Group (units unknown)
  • 6th Army Corps (第六軍團指揮部): Northern Taiwan
  • Guandu Area Command
  • Lanyang Area Command
  • 269 Mechanized Infantry Brigade
  • 542 Armor Brigade
  • 584 Armor Brigade
  • 21 Artillery Command
  • 53 Engineer Group
  • 73 Signals Group
  • 33 Chemical Warfare Group
  • 8th Army Corps (第八軍團指揮部): Southern Taiwan
  • 333 Mechanized Infantry Brigade
  • 564 Armor Brigade
  • 43 Artillery Command
  • 54 Engineer Group
  • 75 Signals Group
  • 39 Chemical Warfare Group
  • 10th Army Corps (第十軍團指揮部): Central Taiwan
  • 234 Mechanized Infantry 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 Defense Command (金門防衛指揮部)
  • Jindong (金東, Kinmen East) Defense Team
  • Jinshih (金西, Kinmen West) Defense Team
  • Shihyu (獅嶼) Defense Team
  • Artillery Group
  • Penghu Defense Command (澎湖防衛指揮部)
  • 1 Armored Battalion, 1 Armored 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 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 Missile Command was transferred to ROC Air Force in 2006.

 
Republic of China Army, Organization as of 2016

RanksEdit

Officers

The rank of Generalissimo was bestowed only once, to Chiang Kai-shek and currently is abolished. Since 2013, the rank of Colonel General shall be granted only in wartime.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) & Student officer
  Republic of China
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No equivalent         No equivalent              
Colonel general
一級上將
General
二級上將
Lieutenant general
中將
Major general
少將[note 1]
Colonel
上校[note 1]
Lieutenant colonel
中校
Major
少校
Captain
上尉
First lieutenant
中尉
Second lieutenant
少尉
Officer cadet
軍校生
Pinyin Yījí Shàngjiàng Èrjí Shàngjiàng Zhōngjiàng Shaojiàng Shàngxiào Zhōngxiào Shàoxiào Shàngwèi Zhōngwèi Shàowèi
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Republic of China
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Master sergeant first class
一等士官長
Master sergeant second class
二等士官長
Master sergeant third class
三等士官長
Staff sergeant
上士
Sergeant
中士
Corporal
下士
Specialist
上等兵
Private first class
一等兵
Private
二等兵
Pinyin Yīděng Shìguān zhǎng Èrděng Shìguān zhǎng Sānděng Shìguān zhǎng Shàngshi Zhōngshi Xiàshi Shàngděng Bīng Yīděng Bīng Èrděng Bīng

TrainingEdit

The Republic of China Military Academy trains officers for the army in a four-year program.

HistoryEdit

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

The Republic of China Army originated from Chinese National Revolutionary Army, which was founded by Sun Yat-sen's Kuomintang (KMT) in 1924, when the 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 . It participated in the Northern Expedition, the Second Sino-Japanese War (during World War II) and the Chinese Civil War before withdrawing with the ROC government to Taiwan in 1949.

After 1949, the ROC Army has participated in combat operations on Kinmen and the Dachen Archipelago against the PLA in the Battle of Kuningtou, and in the First and Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. In addition to these major conflicts, ROCA commandos were regularly sent to raid the Fujian and Guangdong coasts. Until the 1970s, the stated mission of the 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 has been shifted to the defense of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu from a PLA invasion.

With the reduction of the size of the ROC armed forces in recent years, the 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 in defense doctrine and weapons procurement.[8] Recent short-term goals in the Army include acquisition and development of joint command and control systems, advanced attack helicopters and armored vehicles, Multiple Launch Rocket System and field air defense systems. The Army is also in the process of transitioning to an all volunteer force.[5]

EquipmentEdit

From the 1990s onwards, the Republic of China 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 for 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 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 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 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 will receive 60 UH-60M and other related things for cost of 3.1 Billion.[12]

HelicoptersEdit

 
ROCA AH-64E 802 and UH-60M 912 Flight over Hongchailin Camp

In July 2007 it was reported that the ROC 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 tanksEdit

 
An ROCA M60A3 TTS Main Battle Tank.

It was reported that the ROC 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 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 criticisms were made to these 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 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] However, in July 2018 the Ministry of National Defense renewed its interest in acquiring Abrams, and had set aside US$ 990 Million to purchase 108 M1A2s while modernization of existing M60A3s in service continues. [18]

Infantry vehiclesEdit

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

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.

Air defenseEdit

 
Antelope air defense system

Long and medium range air defense systems are operated by the Republic of China Air Force with the Army assuming much of the SHORAD mission. The most modern air defense system of the Army is the indigenously developed Antelope.

Armoured vehiclesEdit

Vehicle Origin Type In service Notes
M60A3 TTS   United States Main Battle Tank 480 Some are transferred to ROCMC[19]
CM-11 (M48H)   Republic of China Main Battle Tank 450 Assembled in Taiwan 1988–1994. Some transferred to ROCMC
CM-12   Republic of China Medium Tank 100 Modified in Taiwan from M48A3[20]
M48A3   Republic of China Medium Tank 50 Received 309 M48A1/A2 in the 1970s, modified in Taiwan to M48A3, 250 upgraded to CM-12 standard[20]
M41   United States Light Tank 775 50 M41D Modified in Taiwan, some M41 are in used by ROCMC
CM-32   Republic of China Eight-Wheeled IFV/Light Armoured Vehicle ~378 In production, first batch of 652, first unit will be 200th MIB in Central Taiwan.[7] 378 vehicles entering service by 2017–2019
CM-21   Republic of China 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[21]
V-150S   United States Amphibious APC 300 With Southern Army Group, 298th Mech Inf Brigade
AM General Humvee   United States Light Utility Vehicle 7,000+ vehicles[22] Various variants, including to carry local made machine guns and TOW 2A launchers, and others.

ArtilleryEdit

 
ROCA Self-propelled Howitzers Display at ORDC Yue Kang Road
Weapon Origin Type In service Notes
M110A2   United States 203mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 60
M109A2/A5   United States 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 197/28[23] Some transferred to ROCMC
M108   United States 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 225 [23]
M1   United States 240mm Fixed/Towed Howitzer 30+ Stationed in Kinmen/Quemoy and Matsu
M115   United States 203mm Towed Howitzer 90[23]
M59 "Long Tom"   United States 155mm Towed Howitzer 390[23]
M101   United States 105mm Towed Howitzer 650
M712 Copperhead   United States 155mm Laser-guided AP Artillery shell ??
RT/LT-2000   Republic of China 117mm, 180mm, or 227mm Wheeled MRL 43 57 originally ordered, later reduced to 43
Kung Feng VI   Republic of China 117mm or 126mm Wheeled MRL 72 24 per Corp[24]

Helicopters and UAVsEdit

 
ROCA OH-58D 636 Taking off from ROCMA Ground 20140531a
 
湯小沅 7306 CH-47 Chinook
Aircraft Origin Type In service[5][25] Notes
AH-64E Apache   United States Attack helicopter 29 30 ordered, one lost to crash [26] [27]
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 [28]   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 60 [29] 60 ordered. Delivery starts mid December 2014 for first 6, rest to arrive by in seven batches with full delivery by 2018[30]
AIDC UH-1H Iroquois   Republic of China Utility helicopter Fewer than 40 118 built under licence by AIDC
Chung Shyang II UAV   Republic of China Recon UAV 32

Anti-aircraft weaponsEdit

 
M730A1 (MIM-72)
 
Visitor Operate FIM-92 Stinger Twin Launchers with Soldier
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[31]
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[32]
Sky Sword II (TC-2)   Republic of China 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 Group only. With 646 rounds of MIM-72F and 302 rounds of MIM-72E/G/J[23]
Antelope air defence system   Republic of China Tracked Sky Sword short-range SAM ?? Mounts four TC-1L interceptors
M-1097 Avenger (AN/TWQ-1)   United States Wheeled Stinger short-range SAM SPAAG 74 In service with Northern and Central Army Group only, came with 1299 Stingers purchased in the same deal[23]
M42 Duster   United States Tracked twin 40mm short-range AAA SPAAG ?? Still in service with Northern and Central Army Group anti-air units, 1 battalion each.[33]
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 stockpile and rebuilt/refurbished, sold to Taiwan May 1996 for 80 million.[34] 61 Stinger DMS launchers with 728 rounds, delivered between 1996 and 1998 for 180 million, some transferred to ROCMC[23]
FIM-92 Stinger   United States IR-guided Light Shoulder-fired MANPADS 1193

Anti-ship weaponsEdit

Platform Origin Type In service Notes
Hsiung Feng III   Republic of China Radar-guided Ramjet Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) ?? Truck platform[35]
Hsiung Feng II   Republic of China Radar-guided Sea skimming Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) ?? Truck platform

Anti-tank weaponsEdit

 
One 4-round XM65 Missile Launcher on Outboard Hardpoint of ROCA AH-1W 20110813
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[23]
BGM-71 TOW-2A/B   United States Optical/Wire-guided Anti-Tank Missile (ATGM) 3,100+ rounds and 163+ launchers[36] Used by ROC Army and ROCMC on HUMVEE, M-113, CM-25, and on AH-1W and OH-58D helicopters. After 1997, Taiwan purchased 1786 TOW-2A and 290 TOW-2B[37]
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 weaponsEdit

 
Two AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles Loaded on Mounting Bracket of ROCA OH-58D
Platform Origin Type In service Notes
Yun Feng   Republic of China GPS-guided Supersonic Cruise missile/SSM ?? Truck platform
Hsiung Feng IIE   Republic of China GPS-guided Subsonic Cruise missile/SSM ?? Truck platform[35]
Tien Chi   Republic of China Short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) 15-50[38] Silo based
Hellfire AGM-114M3   United States Laser-guided Bunker buster ASM 449 Carry by AH-1W or OH-58D or AH-64E, ordered 9/2002[32]
Hellfire AGM-114L[39]   United States Radar-guided Air-to-Surface Missile (ASM)/Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 1000[40] Carry by AH-64E
Hydra 70[41]   United States Unguided anti-materiel Rocket ?? Carry by AH-64E, AH-1W, or OH-58D

Small armsEdit

 
T91 Assault Rifle
 
T-93 Sniper Rifle
 
T91 Rifles and M14
 
ROCA Special Force Team ASSC 2
 
ROCA Special Force Team ASSC 2
Weapon Origin Type Notes
T75K1/T75K3   Republic of China 9mm pistol Based on M9/Beretta 92
Glock 17   Austria 9mm pistol
USP   Germany 9mm pistol
T51   Republic of China .45 ACP pistol License-produced M1911A1
Uzi   Israel 9mm submachine gun
Type 77 SMG   Republic of China 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 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   Republic of China 5.56mm NATO assault rifle
T86   Republic of China 5.56mm NATO rifle & 40mm grenade launcher Evaluation Only
AUG   Austria 5.56mm NATO assault rifle
M4A1   United States 5.56mm NATO carbine assault rifle
T91 carbine   Republic of China 5.56mm NATO carbine assault rifle Current standard issue
Type 57   Republic of China 7.62mm NATO battle rifle License-produced M14
M24   United States .308 Win sniper rifle
T93 sniper rifle   Republic of China 7.62 × 51 mm NATO 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 sniper rifle Used with Army Special Forces
FN Minimi or T75 light machine gun   Belgium 5.56mm NATO squad automatic weapon
T74 general-purpose machine gun   Republic of China 7.62mm NATO general-purpose machine gun Based on FN MAG
M2   United States .50 BMG heavy machine gun
T85 grenade launcher   Republic of China 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 acquisitionEdit

 
XT-97 rifle
Platform Origin Type Notes
XT-99   Republic of China 9mm machine pistol In development from Glock 18, SIG P226, FN FNP-45, Five-seveN, and PDW[42]
MSR 9mm   Republic of China 9mm submachine gun In development from HK MP5, Magpul FMG-9, B&T MP9, FN P90, and PDW[43]
XT-97   Republic of China 5.56mm NATO assault rifle Designed in 2008 due for service in 2011 for Special forces[44]
XT-100   Republic of China 6.8mm SPC assault rifle In development from Gas-Operation, M951-KIT02, BGV-QDSF, and Harris BRM-S[45]
XT-101   Republic of China 3-in-one assault rifle In development from 6.5 Grendel, Diamondhead D-45, Ergo 4015, and Vltor EMod[46]
MUSR   Republic of China 3-in-one assault rifle In development from FN Scar, HK416, SG 550, AK-12, ARX-160, ACR, and XCR[47]
XT-98   Republic of China 7.62mm NATO battle rifle In development from Mk 14 EBR, FN FAL, SR-25, and LWRC REPR[42]
Yun Feng   Republic of China Supersonic Cruise missile Production for the new missile is scheduled to begin in 2014[48]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rank of brigade () commanders

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