“Always keep in mind that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder” has been a sarcastic remark made by the G.I.’s about the quality of their weapons. These words were also applicable to say about the quality of vehicles used by Taiwan military.
Yesterday New Taipei City prosecutors along with investigators closed the net on a ring of Army NCOs and suppliers who were involved in the procurement scam of spare parts for military vehicles. Twenty of them were brought back for further probe.
Camp Yuelung of Army Logistic Command, located in Yingge, is the biggest military vehicle repair and maintenance base in northern Taiwan. There the NCOs in charge were suspected to have received kickbacks from the bidders and use substandard parts made in China. Also, the suspects stole valuable parts in stock and sold them for cash and then use inferior China-made parts as replacements.
Imagine if war breaks out what would happen to the soldiers in the Humvees or other tactical vehicles equipped with low-quality parts?