Taiwan’s Red Bird Express Service, Rain or Shine

A Taiwan military official told Defense News that a decision to disguise army vehicles as a commercial delivery service, covert cover for road-mobile Hsiung Feng 2E land-attack cruise missile batteries, is “idiotic” and “embarrassing.”

The photograph shows a command post vehicle for the Hsiung Feng 2E painted with the Chinese words “Red Bird” express service. Whether “red” is a reference to Communist China, the obvious target of the missile, is unclear.

Photographs of the new vehicles at a Taiwan army base were posted on the website Hojiyi on January 20.