1. PLA missile bases in N. p. Leping and Ganzhou (Jiangxi Province) are located 850 and 865 km from the closed area No. 4 off the east coast of Hualien. Ballistic missiles “Dongfeng-15” with a range of up to 1000 km can be used to strike.
2. If the missile base in Danzhou (Hainan Province), located 1,450 km from Area No. 4, is used, China can use the Dongfeng-16 ballistic missile (BR) with a range of up to 1,500 km. The expert said that the PLA would not be so stupid as to use the Dongfeng-17 BR. Why? So that the Taiwanese Armed Forces do not remove the telemetry of a missile flight using an early warning radar in the settlement. Leshan.
3. Closed area No. 4 for firing was probably chosen by China so that when missiles were launched from the above bases, they would fly over Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung. The goal is to test Taiwan’s air defense system, trigger a “missile attack warning” text message, and “influence people’s morale”.
4. As for other closed areas located within 500 km from China, it is expected that they will be fired at from Type PCL191 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. MLRS can be used to interfere with Taiwanese Navy patrols in the Taiwan Strait. The PLA can videotape MLRS launches and their fire impact on targets at sea for cognitive warfare.
Confirmation of the combat use of multiple launch rocket systems Type PCL191 (another name for PHL-16) of the PLA during the exercise. Shooting was carried out from Fujian Province to the waters of the Taiwan Strait.