The defense ministry is still reviewing whether to once again place the nation's Air Defense Missile Command under the jurisdiction of the air force. That was the word from Defense Ministry Spokesperson Chen Chung-chi on Monday.
Chen was responding to media reports that the unit, which is currently under the defense ministry, will be returned to the air force in March.
The unit is responsible for upgrading PAC-2 missiles and buying new PAC-3 missiles.
Chen said the military is still reviewing several important factors such as the enemy threat, combat needs, as well as command and control.
Chen also said the review has nothing to do with a plan put forward by former Defense Minister Yen Ming to cut the military by 30,000 troops. That plan has been stalled in the legislature.