The statistics of the 2019 smartphone market inventory show that from January to October 2019, the overall domestic mobile phone shipments were about 323 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 5.8%; domestic branded mobile phone shipments were 294 million units, a decrease of 4.4% year-on-year, accounting for 91.1% of mobile phone shipments during the same period. No wonder some people call 2019 another round of winter in the smartphone market. However, it is worth noting that in the third quarter of 2019, global smartphone shipments showed the first increase in the past two years. Although the year-on-year growth rate was weak, it showed an excellent signal. Before the slowdown of the replacement wave, maybe, probably, it should be surging again due to the popularity of 5G.
The 5G era is here
There is only one core keyword in China’s smartphone market in 2019, and that is 5G. From the trial to the commercial trial, from the formal issuance of SG licenses to the brilliance of 5G terminals, it seems that the Chinese communications industry has only become a world leader in just one year. Recall that in the 3G era, domestic brands, with the glory of the functional machine era, stumbled when they re-killed the smartphone market. In the 4G era, Apple and Samsung’s aura faded, but they resolutely became the initiators of technological innovation. Nowadays, the world is still hesitating to lay down 5G standards and foundations. In the Chinese smartphone market, there has already been a historical change called 5G commercialization.
In this piece of land, the evolution from 4G to 5G quickly runs through the whole of 2019. Even in the second half of 2019, the pace of change is getting faster and faster. A number of manufacturers have clearly stated that they will completely realize the entire product line. 5G. How fast is China’s 5G process? A few anecdotes about numbers may explain it. Before the commercial launch of 5G, some industry experts estimated that the first batch of 5G mobile phones in China will appear in the attitude of nearly 10,000 yuan in 2019, and there will be 3,000-5,000 yuan of 5G mobile phones in mid-2020. Since then, China Mobile’s “2020 Terminal Product Planning and SG Product White Paper” also believes that only 5G terminals with a price of 2,000 yuan will be launched in the second quarter of 2020: at the end of 2020, the price of 5G mobile phones will drop to 1000 -1500 yuan.
However, the fact is that the domestic first SG mobile phone ZTE Axonlo Pr0 5G version was officially launched on August 5, priced at 4,999 yuan: on July 26, Huawei launched the first national bank 5G mobile phone Mate20 X 5G version, priced at 6199 Yuan: In August, the new iQOO Pro 5G version brought by the VIVO sub-brand iQOO became the most affordable 5G mobile phone at the starting price of 3798 yuan: On November 15, Lenovo released its first SG mobile phone 26 Pr0 5G version The price is only 3299 yuan: On December 10th, Xiaomi’s brand Redmi launched the new SG RedmiK30, and the 1999 yuan price once again refreshed the lower limit of the 5G mobile phone price!
It took only half a year from the official issuance of the SG license to the 5G terminal falling below 2,000 yuan! Almost didn’t feel much warm-up and hype, 5G seems to have come to the side of domestic mobile phone users in an instant. According to the latest data released by the China Information and Communications Research Institute recently, China’s 5G mobile phone shipments ranged from 720,000 in July, 219,000 in August, 497,000 in September, to 2.494 million in October, and then to November Of the 50.74 million units, the sales volume of SG mobile phones showed a rapid growth month by month. Some people say that 2019 is the winter of the mobile phone industry, and some people say that the SG era will be the next spring of smart phones, but just waiting for the spring to bloom, smart phone manufacturers are ready to fight bayonet. IDC’s latest report indicates that global smartphone shipments will exceed 1.4 billion units in 2020, of which 5G mobile phone shipments are estimated to reach 190 million units, accounting for 14% of total shipments, far exceeding 4G mobile phones in 4G networks In the first year of 2010, it accounted for 1.3% in 2010.
Whose face do you see the most and stay the most in 2019? I believe that the vast majority of people, at least the vast majority of young people will answer it. That’s right, as the most direct and the most important interface for interaction between people and smartphones, the mobile phone screen is the “face” that we can’t help but observe every day or even every moment. After eliminating the original 18: 9 “long face” screen, our smartphone ushered in a water drop screen, a lifting screen, a hole screen, a double-sided screen, and so on. It has to be said that the efforts of mobile phone manufacturers to innovate on the screen in the past two years are also the reasons why we have actively switched machines.
The innovation of the screen also has new ideas in 2019. For example, VIVO’s vivo NEX 3 launched in September 2019 is equipped with the industry’s first “unbounded waterfall screen”, which is still impressive. After the screen of the mobile phone extends from the front to both sides of the screen, it bends directly close to 90 ° and vertically downwards, giving people the visual experience of “overflowing” the screen like a waterfall. The frame on both sides of the phone is directly integrated with the screen, and the screen ratio is as high as 99.6%! In addition, OPPO’s innovative under-screen front lens, screen openings that disappear like magic, make people look forward to the commercial use of this technology in the future.
However, you can also see an interesting phenomenon from the new products of many manufacturers at the end of 2019. That is, the lifting camera that Chinese mobile phone manufacturers innovatively started to gradually cool down, and even disappeared on new products such as VIVO × 30 and OPPO Ren03. Various manufacturers returned to the “perforated” or “drop screen”, the main reason is that the SG05G made the mobile phone’s battery life and heat dissipation key, and the mechanical structure of the lifting camera took up a relatively large area inside, which was a bit contrary to the SG mobile phone. With the consideration of dustproof and waterproof, it is predicted that the lifting camera may temporarily fade out of our vision in 2020.
The other direction of the mobile phone screen in the past year is the 90Hz e-sports screen brought by the refresh rate oOPPO Reno Ace. With the cool shape of the Gundam Anniversary Custom Edition, I believe that in 2019, it will leave a profound impression on many mobile game fans. impression. The benefit of the high frame rate is that the screen operation is smoother and smoother than before. For a time, the 90Hz gaming screen has also become the standard for high-end flagship products, and RedmiK30 has brought a 120Hz high-frame screen. I believe that with the further development of mobile games in the 5G era, 90Hz screens will become more popular.
Oh, don’t forget to fold the screen. When a smartphone meets Transformers, it was the scene we saw in a movie or conceptual design, and in 2019, it becomes a reality. Since the folding screen mobile phone was launched at the MWC World Mobile Communications Exhibition in February 2019, the FlexPai, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate x, and Motorola RAZR have been born, which represents that the folding screen technology has officially moved from the design sketch to the In front of the stage. Of course, there is the MI × Alpha mobile phone, which is a concept mobile phone with a surround screen design, and the screen ratio has reached 180.6%. Most of the area including the front, sides and back of the fuselage are covered with the display. The oMI × Alpha surround screen adopts layered surround bonding technology, and has 360 ° protective material to fit the screen, through screw-in assembly technology Realize the effect of surround screen. In addition, MIX Alpha also uses innovative flexible surround screen fingerprint recognition technology.
Although the prices of these “deformed faces” are not very friendly to most consumers, they represent a direction for the future development of mobile phone form. This new form of mobile phone also means the future innovation of human-computer interaction, so folding screen is also the biggest breakthrough in the field of mobile phone screen after the concept of full screen. From the data point of view, some market survey companies said that from 2019 to now, global sales of folding screen mobile phones are about 700,000 units. It is expected that this number will reach about 4 million by 2020, an increase of up to 519% year-on-year. The low yield rate directly affects the shipment volume and terminal price of folding screen phones. Industry analysts pointed out that “the cross-border integration of folding screens is a new breakthrough in mobile phone industry and a new content application carrier, which is expected to drive the future replacement wave. But the market development prospects of this new form have yet to be tested. The completeness of the supply chain, including the supply of upstream raw materials, the capacity, yield, and performance of the midstream panel factory, the institutional design of downstream terminal manufacturers, the overall thickness of the solution, and the UI changes after the hardware is implemented ”
Eastern Image Revolution
In 2019, what do you remember about the powerful technology of mobile phone photography? OPPO Ren0 10x optical hybrid zoom version, using the periscope camera to achieve 16 ~ 160mm “full focal length” coverage, for the first time to bring the lens to the mobile phone lens; Huawei P30 Pro, using the periscope camera to achieve A 5x optical zoom, a 10x hybrid zoom, and a maximum 50x digital zoom: OPPO Ren02 and the recently released Ren03 use black technology-like video super image stabilization, which solves the problem of camera shake when shooting; The suffocating maximum 60x digital zoom, as well as professional portrait lens and super moon mode gameplay, satisfy the “photographer” dream of every mobile phone user …
In the playful words of the young geeks, it is 9102 years old, we will no longer shout out the “artifact” slogan or offer our knees, but this also means that the domestic mobile phone brands are now fighting in the field of photo imaging Is the norm. It seems that since the OPPO U series detonated the demand for selfies that year, Chinese smartphone brands have taken photography and video as a breakthrough in innovation. Along the way, the Chinese smartphone brand represented by “Huami OV” has indeed slowly changed from a chaser to a leader on this road. Although Apple has also ushered in a big upgrade in 2019, iPhonell sales have skyrocketed, a big reason for this is the improvement in imaging capabilities. In terms of hardware. Apple has equipped the iPhone II series with the camera with the most iPhones and the highest pixels in history. However, the technical capabilities of Chinese mobile phone manufacturers in imaging are almost ahead of the times.
From a single rear camera, to dual cameras, to the current three-camera or even four-camera, while the number of mobile phone cameras has increased, the function of taking pictures on mobile phones has gradually increased. One of the most important functions is zoom. Different from the digital zoom of the previous mobile phone that simply enlarges the photo, now the mobile phone realizes the optical zoom, that is, the lossless zoom, by adding a telephoto lens, which reduces the distance between us and the subject without loss of image quality. At present, most flagship products and even mid-range products have realized the function of 2x optical zoom, but this is not enough to meet the needs of users. Therefore, the domestic mobile phone brand has achieved a 5x optical zoom and a 10x hybrid zoom through the periscope structure, which has attracted many people’s eyes. This has also become a core competitiveness of domestic mobile phone products. Restricted by distance and scene.
Various brands seek change
After talking about the amazing technology of 2019, let’s take a look at the changes of various mobile phone brands. First of all, the overall downward trend in the mobile phone market continues in 2019. Although all high-end models continue to iterate, it is inevitable to force low-cost and high-equipped models to expand profits and increase the volume of the user base select. At the same time, traditional offline brands are returning to the online market, relying on dual channels. When offline channels are close to saturation, new growth opportunities are created. In fact, OPPO.vivo has already taken action in 2018. The K series and Z series launched separately are the models that test the online channel, and the realme.iQOO in 2019 is the real force. On the one hand, online brands cannot disrupt the price system in the offline market, and on the other hand, they bring higher cost-effective models. This is necessary for Huawei and Xiaomi.OPPO.vivo. In addition, the introduction of sub-brands can also largely strip off the influence of the original brand, so that the sub-brands can develop and grow independently with their own tones, bringing a new segment of user groups.
2019 is a year in which new brands are emerging, and major mobile phone brands have launched sub-brands to deepen the vertical population. In early 2019, the most unexpected is the operation of OPPO and VIVO on sub-brands. The blue and green factories quickly created a new sub-brand iQOO after the Spring Festival of 2019, and introduced the realme brand that was previously positioned in the overseas market. There are too many similarities between the two sub-brands. First of all, they start with the positioning of young people who are pursuing high cost performance and focus on Internet channels. And they all put forward very aggressive and impactful slogans, iQOO’s “born and powerful” and realme’s “dare to leapfrog”, are extremely in line with their brand image and positioning, and their products also emphasize a more affordable price band To a more powerful configuration. In addition, both brands have the endorsement of the strength of the blue and green factories. Not only have they benefited from the accumulation of the latter in design and manufacturing, they have even obtained the first rights in certain core technologies, such as VOOC4.0 flash charging technology. . The difference between the two in the minds of consumers may be that iQOO is more like a weapon catering to fans of e-sports mobile games, and realme wins with a bold face value with a special version of Japanese design master Naoto Fukasawa.
In addition, don’t forget that Redmjo Xiaomi has made the Redmi brand truly independent in 2019, and gave the latter great autonomy from the company level, and even left some core key technologies to Redmi for the first time. And Redmi have high hopes. Strategic adjustments received positive feedback on Xiaomi’s stock price after the release of Redmi K30 5G at the end of 2019. The Honor V30 series, which is positioned as a “5G benchmark”, received great traffic attention when it was released. The launch of the Honor Smart Screen not only makes the Honor product line more complete, but also makes the Honor and Xiaomi products more competitive. The products of these two Internet-thinking brands can always spark a “spark of love”, which also allows each other to never worry about missing traffic. The pinpoints at the two press conferences were also interesting for Geeks after tea and dinner.
Looking at VIVO and OPPO, compared with the steady change of brands such as vivo, OPPO’s strategy in 2019 is almost a bit confusing at first. OOPPO launched many products such as Reno, Ren02, Reno Ace, Ren03 in 2019 line. The launch of Reno reflects the changes in OPPO, becoming more emphasis on creativity, more emphasis on technology, and more fashionable vitality. However, from the perspective of business strategy, this series of actions can be regarded as the layout and trial and error of OPPO before the arrival of the 5G era. Video super anti-shake technology makes OPPO’s product strategy from the user’s perspective more prominent. The short video trend in 2019 will be more and more fierce after the SG is gradually popularized in 2020. Ren02 and Ren03 with the direction of the national vlog era have been done Ready. At the same time, there is the accumulation of cutting-edge technologies such as 65W super flash charge, periscope cameras, and off-screen cameras waiting for commercial use. Presumably, in 2020, OPPO will usher in another wave of eruptions. Here is a quick mention of the fast charging technology of various companies, and it has also improved a lot in 2019. On Reno Ace. OPPO uses a 65W super flash charge, which can be charged to about 27% of the power in 5 minutes, fully charged 50% in 10 minutes, and fully charged in about 30 minutes. In March 2019, Lin Bin, vice president of Xiaomi, released a video on Weibo to show the super fast charge of IOOW. It took only 17 minutes to charge the 4000mAh battery to 100%. Ovlvo also showed his own at the MWC2019 Shanghai exhibition The 120W Super FlashCharge is also a 4000mAh battery. It can be charged from 0 to 50% in 5 minutes, fully charged in 13 minutes. Two kinds of super fast charging will further reduce the charging time to less than 20 minutes, and the time for a cup of coffee can fully charge the mobile phone. This experience is really exciting.
What will the smartphone look like in 2020? It seems that it is not yet known. For the time being, 5G must be the main theme. However, although the SG mobile phone is ready by the end of 2019, from the consumer’s perspective, we are ushering in a true national 5G era, and we are still facing network coverage, tariffs and applications. At the World SG Conference on February 21, Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, announced that China had opened 113,000 5G base stations and already had 870,000 SG subscribers. In terms of tariffs, I believe it will gradually decrease with the popularity of 5G. So the puzzle of 5G in 2020 seems to point to the final problem-application. As the next-generation mobile communication technology, 5G brings extraordinary network speed, extremely low latency, and wide connectivity, so it can be predicted that it will lead to changes in many application scenarios. But at the moment, it is embarrassing that the hottest application of 5G is actually speed measurement software … It sounds a bit ridiculous as soon as possible, but it reflects that the landing of 5G applications has become a problem that the industry needs to crack. Although at various exhibitions, manufacturers have presented their forward-looking research results to the public, including 5G holographic video calls, cloud games, 5G medical stations, etc., but how far are these scenes from us, no one says no clear.
For the vast majority of practitioners, in addition to speed, it is difficult to have a consensus on what the first breakthrough point of 5G applications is and when it will arrive. But this does not hinder the advance layout of manufacturers, the most representative of which is the AIoT platform. In 2019, Xiaomi first proposed the “mobile phone + AIoT” dual-engine strategy, and said “this is the core strategy of Xiaomi in the next five years.” As of June 30, 2019, Xiaomi, as the world’s leading consumer-grade IoT platform, has 196 million connected devices, a year-on-year increase of 69.5%: the number of users with 5 or more Xiaomi IoT platform devices reached 3 million, an increase of 78.7% . As a mobile Internet brand, Xiaomi has its own unique traffic portal, which can link up with other IoT hardware to create an IoT system with mobile phones (Xiaoai students) as the core; at the same time, it enriches the AIoT ecological chain products with the form of foundry. The brand image of the company is displayed and converged on the AIoT platform. At present, Xiaomi has gradually established a complete smart home ecosystem. Smartphones, smart TVs, smart speakers and smart watches can all be used as the control center of the AIoT platform. The accessibility of the entrance of the AIoT platform is continuously strengthened and is oriented to “5G + AIoT” Has a unique advantage.
During the MWC period, Huawei announced that it has updated its 1 + 8 + N strategic thinking in order to respond to the full-scenario ecological chain demand of 5G. Focusing on the mobile phone as the scene entrance, Huawei covers applications such as tablets, TVs, watches, and many other hardware. Glory puts the IoT layout into the “second-level rocket strategy”, and wants to use the Glory Life offline community as a carrier. The connection between the brand one user and the IoT. Through the HiLink technology agreement, Huawei and Honor can share in ecological scenarios to expand market space. In addition, Huawei also launched smart screen products. According to Yu Chengdong, Huawei smart screen will become a smart interaction center and bring more cross-screen experience. At the same time, it is also an IoT control center to achieve an ecologically connected experience.
VIVO puts forward the concept of “one main, three auxiliary” under 5G network. The core element is to use smartphones as “one main”, and wearable smart devices based on SG and AI, such as AR glasses, smart watches, and smart headphones, are ” “Three auxiliary”, forming a future-oriented overall product strategic plan. In addition to the introduction of hardware equipment, ovlvo has also established a cooperation system at the Jovi Internet of Things software level. Through this system, VIVO can open up the connection between IoT products and achieve mutually beneficial cooperation. Relationship: Under the trend of 5G +, whether it is the establishment of Zhimei Xinpin brand or the integration of AI functions of Breeno voice assistant, OPPO’s entry into IoT also has certain advantages. It is worth noting that VIVO and OPPO, together with Midea, TCL, XGIMI Technology and many other manufacturers, established the IoT Open Ecological Alliance in 2018 to use their respective traffic advantages and technical strength to achieve interconnection.
In addition, OPPO has already adopted many products such as Ren02 and Reno Ace on the consumer side to pre-lay out the field of gaming applications and short video socialization. This is also based on the large-capacity throughput and low latency characteristics of 5G communication. OPOP founder Chen Mingyong has just The Future Technology Conference held said that OPPO is no longer a pure smartphone company. The smartphone is OPPO’s most important service carrier. In his view, the integration of everything will be the mainstream of the 5G era. 5G brings a new way of connecting between scenes, OPPO will provide more technical services, and the integration of everything is the cornerstone of the prosperity of the 5G era, and do n’t forget that at the end of 2019, OPPO also launched its first Commercial 5G CPE equipment, OPPO 5G CPE Tl, this router with built-in Snapdragon X555G baseband, supports the latest Wi, Fi6 protocol, can provide a stable 5G network for smart home and corporate office scenarios.
Write at the end
The smartphone market in 2019 has experienced a decline due to the market’s near saturation and the prolonged replacement cycle of consumers. The continued decline in smartphone shipments has continued the winter of the smartphone market. On the one hand, various brands have to take the initiative to seek changes to cope with the slowdown in market trends. On the other hand, the survival environment for niche brands is becoming more and more difficult. Of course, except for Canada, the Matthew effect has been infinitely enlarged in this year’s mobile phone market. Some people say that 2019 is the darkness before the dawn of the smartphone industry, and some people say that this year is just a transition period and will not leave too many marks in history. But in our opinion, we can see something more clearly in the days when the 5G era is blooming.
5G, as a strong growth point for the new round of mobile phone industry, before the outbreak, the changes and innovations made by leading brands based on new technological trends will definitely help smartphones complete the new transformation from the inside out. When embracing the 5G era in 2020, what kind of attitude and posture they will adopt has already begun to take shape. At the same time, if the domestic mobile phone market is the first battlefield of various brands and the overseas market is the second battlefield, then the third battlefield of IoT is obviously already being developed. 2020, worth looking forward to!
NE × 3, endowed by VIVO as a “5G smart flagship”, is another innovative model established by domestic smartphone brands in the global consumer market. The breakthrough unbounded waterfall screen, with the industry’s highest screen ratio of 99.6%, stands out from the crowd. At the same time, in pursuit of an unbounded experience, NEX3 boldly removes the physical physical buttons on both sides of the fuselage, equipped with hidden pressure-sensitive keys and x-axis linear motors, once again surpassing users’ imagination of the appearance of traditional mobile phones. The adoption of black technology such as zero-sensing heat dissipation technology and the all-round improvement of photography, video, games and AI make vivo NEX3 a perfect work for 2019.
OPPO Reno Ace
Only the 65W super flash charge that evolved from the advertisement of “charging for 5 minutes and talking for 2 hours” to “charging for 5 minutes and turning on for 2 hours” was enough for OPPO RenoAce’s history of 030 minutes to charge a cell phone with an equivalent 4000mAh battery The charging speed turned out to be 8.5 times that of the 5V / IA standard. This is also the Chinese speed! In addition, OPPO Reno Ace’s first introduction of the 90Hz gaming screen with a 90Hz screen refresh rate and 135Hz touch sampling rate has brought unprecedented smooth experience to gamers. At the same time, Reno Ace’s 40th anniversary customized version has become the most successful IP mobile phone product in recent years.
As a heavyweight product of the Reno series. OPPO Ren02 represents OPPO’s bold exploration in imaging, and it is also the first Android phone to feature innovative video shooting in recent years. The 48 million zoom four-shot, 5x hybrid optical zoom and Ultra Steady video super image stabilization brought by Ren02 greatly cater to the vlog culture that is gradually becoming popular among the current young people. And it also provides a complete set of gameplay for users’ video transcript shooting and editing. Ren03, which was just released a few days ago, brings a re-upgrade of video super anti-shake and 5G support.
iQOO Pr0 5G
As the first commercial SG mobile phone product of vivo, iQOO Pr0 5G integrates a number of VIVO newly developed antenna technologies such as 5G 6 antenna design, antenna decoupling technology and double-sided distributed antenna technology. Not only does it increase the signal strength level of 5G communications by 20% on its own products, it also quickly raises the threshold for 5G mobile phones to a certain extent. At the same time, as the successor of the “born and powerful” brand gene, iQOO Pro SG has brought comprehensive evolution in performance, photography, games, etc., and it has also become one of the most worthy new SG products.
realme × 2 Pro Master Edition
In 2019, the annual growth rate of realme mobile phone shipments exceeded 500%. The global ranking jumped to the seventh place at an incredible speed, and global users have exceeded 24 million. Realme × 2 Pro is the brand ’s most dazzling 2019 The leapfrog flagship, equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus flagship processor, 90Hz fluid screen, 64 million zoom four-shot and 50W SuperVOOC super flash charging and other top configurations, rivals many high-priced flagships at a price of 2,500 yuan, and its cost performance can be imagined. The realme × 2 Pro master edition, which is operated by the world-renowned product design master Naoto Fukasawa, also allows cost-effective user groups to enjoy “private customization” level treatment. The new master edition is inspired by the texture of common red bricks and cement in life. It is an exclusive custom RP paint, combined with the unique Lacquered Glass spraying method. After 32 sand effect tests, it finally creates a rigid and soft on smooth glass The wonderful matte touch of the insects will make you fall in love …
With the outbreak of the New Crown epidemic in the United States, a little-known military task force has received attention. They are responsible for carrying out the most sensitive tasks-in addition to defending the US capital against enemies from all sides, if necessary, they are also responsible for the White House and other important Government agency.
This task force is called the “Joint Task Force in the Capital Region” and is affiliated to the Northern Command with a total of 10,000 people. According to an exclusive report from Newsweek in the United States, the United States Capital Region Joint Task Force was activated last month on 16th. Its mission is to “defend” Washington, DC on land, air, and even water. It is also the only such contingent of this kind in the United States, demonstrating that the United States government is doing two-hand preparations. Most personnel of the contingent ostensibly perform tasks such as medical support, delivery of materials, and supervision of health checkpoints. But behind the scenes, this contingent is responsible for homeland defense, from guarding the airspace of Washington DC to dealing with the chaos in the capital after nuclear weapons detonated. But the most urgent task of the contingent is to ensure the continued operation of the government under extreme conditions, especially the transfer of civilian and military leaders to secret locations.
Earlier, the Pentagon had always stated that US troops did not perform secret missions during the new crown epidemic. But activating joint mission forces in the capital area contradicted previous statements. Not only does this contingent actually exist and is running, some of its missions report directly to the US Secretary of Defense, and some of its troops are already on alert for 24 hours. They are stationed at military bases and do not undertake epidemic prevention missions. They are specifically prepared for “combat.” US law defines the battlefield of this contingent as the capital region. The Pentagon ’s joint contingent action plan stated that the capital region contains all three branches of the federal government, more than 270 federal departments and agencies, more than 880 government-owned and leased facilities, and nearly 300,000 federal staff.
According to reports, the Joint Task Force in the Capital Region was formed by the Pentagon and was established in 2004. Usually the most common task of the unit is to coordinate the military support of the inauguration ceremony, providing military bands, honor guards, flag guards, guards, guns and salutes. “News Weekly” said that the headquarters of the Joint Task Force is only a coordinator in peacetime. Once the joint task force is activated, the troops will turn to combat command. The current head of the Joint Task Force in the Capital Region is the commander of the Washington Military District, Jones. If the civil government collapses, he is the soldier who will temporarily assume power in Washington.
“News Weekly” said that two “Black Hawk” helicopter companies of the 106th Air Battalion in Illinois have traveled to Fort Belvoir base near Washington, DC to support this task force. These helicopters will be used to evacuate army leaders and White House officials.