August 16, 2007

NO. 100 STORY: TAIPEI AEROSPACE & DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION

(Cloud Leopard with 40mm/7.62mm MG turret)
(Cloud Leopard with 105mm canon)
(155mm self-propelled howitzer)
(surface-to-air missile system)
(learn how to operate a DMS; Dual Mount Stinger missile)
It is the 3rd time I visit TADTE. This exhibition is getting less and less exciting every year. If defense department do not fully support, I think this exhibition will be less attractive than the regular survival game shows.
This year, the Cloud Leopard armoured cars are definitely the main attractions. Two new types of them displayed to public; one with 40mm grenade launcher/.50 machine gun turret, one with 105mm low recoil canon. Both of them are painted in digital camouflage (one jungle type, one urban type).
Also, there is a truck-based 155mm self-propelled howitzer which is quite a new idea of our army, though French army has done it.
Anyway, this exhibition is more like a carnival, to tell taxpayers how defense department spent their money, and all visitors can have fun through experiencing all kinds training simulations and taking photos with all these weapons.
Well, I think it could be a good idea to have a National Defense Festival instead of TADTE without any air shows and important foreign vendors.

3 comments:

Jerry said...

忽然對雲豹兩款數位迷彩很疑惑,這是表示...主要客戶是陸戰隊嗎?
色調有根據台灣做了研究,還是只是.....USMC數位迷彩直接套用again....

James Tung said...

其實這些都還只是試驗性質的東西,跟納稅人做報告,真正客戶是誰都不知道。
只聽說好像憲兵有打算買雲豹做阿扁逃難專車吧。
其實軍方還是對史崔克比較有興趣....

Jerry said...

看起來國軍果然也是對數位迷彩很感興趣.....
[img]http://mna.gpwb.gov.tw/mnanew/Photos/ShowPhotos/high/1/35952-0.jpg[/img]

雖然我不討厭史崔克,不過....