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Taiwan Air Force pilots start training with indigenous 'Brave Eagles'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pilots have started training on the indigenous “Brave Eagle” Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT), the Air Force said Friday (May 6). The military ordered 66 Brave Ea...

Taiwan president visits Air Force base in southeast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 21) visited Zhihang Air Force Base in Taitung County, the future home of 66 F-16V jets procured from the United States. The...

Explosion at Taiwan defense contractor AIDC kills one

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An explosion at a Taichung factory of defense contractor Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC, 漢翔航空工業) killed one worker and injured six others, reports said...

Taiwan Air Force takes delivery of 2nd Brave Eagle Advanced Jet Trainer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s second indigenous “Brave Eagle” Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) arrived at an Air Force base in Taitung County on Wednesday (Dec. 22), ready for serv...

Taiwan Air Force to receive 1st mass-produced Brave Eagle jet trainer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first mass-produced Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer will be officially handed over to the Air Force on Monday (Nov. 29). The aircraft, built by Aerospace Industria...

President says F-16Vs symbolize steadfast Taiwan-US partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While commissioning the first batch of upgraded F-16Vs on Thursday (Nov. 19), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the delivery of the sophisticated weapons symbolizes T...

Taiwan Air Force will soon have world's most F-16Vs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will soon have the world's highest number of F-16 Viper fighter jets after existing models are upgraded and around 60 new F-16Vs are commissioned into the count...

Taiwan president to attend launch of first F-16V combat wing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will attend the commissioning of the Air Force’s first F-16V combat wing in Chiayi Nov. 18, the military said Thursday (Nov. 4). Taiw...

Taiwan’s domestically produced 'Brave Eagle' jet trainer makes debut flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a significant step forward for Taiwan’s indigenous defense industry, the “Brave Eagle” Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) conducted its official inaugural fli...

Taiwan’s AIDC optimistic about engine part supplies to Rolls-Royce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) is confident about growth for its supply of parts to aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, reports said F...

Taiwan's AIDC assures public F-16 upgrades follow stringent procedures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) on Wednesday (Aug. 18) addressed last week's hydrazine leak, saying the process of upgrading the country's ...

8 staff members unharmed after F-16 hydrazine leak in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight people were taken to a hospital after hydrazine leaked from an F-16 fighter jet at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in Taichung, reports said ...

Taiwan's new jet trainer conducts 'touch and go' drills in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s new advanced jet trainer, Brave Eagle, on Tuesday (July 20) performed maneuvers as part of its tactical evaluations before it is mass-produced. At 8:07 a...

Taiwan Air Force buys 96 Sarbe personal locator beacons from France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Air Force has budgeted NT$40.37 million (US$1.44 million) to buy Sarbe 6-406G personal locator beacons from France in order to save pilots faster after a crash, report...

Taiwan military aircraft maker ensnared in vaccination controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-based aircraft manufacturer whose clientele includes the Ministry of National Defense (MND) has become embroiled in a COVID-19 vaccination controversy over its wo...