Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) is establishing a military base in Yilan County’s Paotaishan to protect Taiwan’s eastern coast from Chinese attacks.
The Air Force Missile Defense and Command won its bid to begin the new construction project on September 12. The site could become a station for Tiangong III anti-aircraft missile systems, Taiwanese media speculate.
The command has devised a plan called Fei-hao No.2 to modernize Taiwan’s missile defenses. It calls for the construction and renovation of six different sites to house the Tiangong III missiles, United Daily News (UDN) reports.
The new construction project in Yilan is most likely one of those sites. The MND expects that construction of the facility will be completed by 2025. The cost of the project is expected to total more than NT$800 million, the report said.