Taiwan has reportedly deployed MIM-23 Hawk air defense systems (ADS) in light of recent alleged airspace violations by China.
Photographs circulating in social media show the ADS being deployed in an open field in Taiwan’s Tainan city. President Tsai Ing-wen is scheduled to visit Penghu island, located 60km from Tainan, today.
The Penghu or Pescadores Islands are an archipelago of 90 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait.
Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes have reportedly intruded Taiwan’s airspace repeatedly in recent days. China has also recently held live-fire mine exercises involving warships and minesweeping robots to thwart Taiwan’s alleged attempt to surround Taiwan Strait with mines.