The Eurasian Times:
Tensions in the Taiwan Strait are at an all-time high, with fervent and extensive Chinese preparations and exercises around the island for a possible military recourse to retake the province. This comes amid increasing US, Japan, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) dalliance in far east Asia.
With the US military advisors certainly directing operations, providing technical intelligence besides just arming Taiwan – if not directly participating in a war – an amphibious operation is the most challenging element for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
A small tactical infantry support system like a loitering munition, joining other major capital platforms like the Type 075 amphibious Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), Type 05 amphibious tank, and Z-10 attack helicopters would be a great asset in breaching the heavy beach and inland fortifications the defending Taiwanese will have put up.
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