Heng Shan Military Command Center

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Heng Shan Military Command Center (Chinese: 衡山指揮所) is an underground tri-service command center in Taiwan. It is the highest level military command center in Taiwan during peace and war.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The construction of the command center began in 1960. This involved excavation of a mountain in the Taipei suburb of Tachih and was only completed in 1982.[1]

Design[edit]

It was built to withstand attack from ballistic missiles and is connected to numerous other command posts and military bases via underground tunnels. It also has office space for various government agencies, cabinet and the President to be used during war.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Air Force shows off command centers - Taipei Times". www.taipeitimes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b Diplomat, Ian Easton, The. "Taiwan, Asia's Secret Air Power". The Diplomat. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  3. ^ "How Taiwan Would Defend Against a Chinese Attack - USNI News". USNI News. 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2017-03-19.