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Taiwan’s AIDC signs MOU with Northrop Grumman to upgrade Hawkeyes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Northrop Grumman Corporation to upgrade Taiwan’s E-2K...

Taiwan to spend NT$3.49 billion on parts for domestic fighter jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force is budgeting NT$3.49 billion (US$111.29 million) to buy spare parts for its aging Indigenous Defense Force (IDF) fighter jets, reports said Saturday (Feb. 17...

Taiwan develops next-generation fighter jet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 7) revealed that Taiwan is set to begin developing its next-generation fighter jet. While speaking on Era News’ &ldqu...

Taiwan’s AIDC completes 2023 delivery of 17 Brave Eagle jet trainers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In contrast to earlier media reports, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation said Tuesday (Dec. 12) it had completed the delivery of 17 “Brave Eagle” Adv...

Taiwan to finish F-16 jet upgrades before end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force will complete retrofitting its fleet of 142 F-16A/B fighter jets into the Viper variant before the end of the year. A military official said that f...

Taiwan contractor rejects reports of Brave Eagle jet trainer delays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 17 “Brave Eagle” Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) scheduled for delivery to Taiwan’s Air Force will be handed over by the end of the month as agreed, the ...

Taiwan's Brave Eagle advanced trainer steadily replacing F-5 fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestically developed Brave Eagle advanced trainer aircraft is set to replace the Air Force’s aging AT-3 and F-5 training aircraft, a military offici...

Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation signs defense memoranda with Polish NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) Chair Hu Kai-hung (胡開宏) signed two memoranda of understanding with Sławomir Kułakowski, president of the...

Taiwan’s AIDC wins contract at Paris Air Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) said Tuesday (June 20) it had won a NT$3 billion (US$96.89 million) contract for passenger airplane parts at the Pa...

Defense bill calls for joint US-Taiwan production of weapons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The House Armed Services Committee on Monday (June 12) released a draft of Congress's defense bill for fiscal year 2024 that calls for Washington and Taipei to jointly...

US Air Force to visit Taiwan and work on F-16V anti-collision system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States Air Force (USAF) will send staff to Taiwan next year to check the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS) added to upgraded F-16V jets, r...

Full list of Taiwan's new cabinet of ministers, deputies unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly-appointed Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) announced the new Cabinet lineup on Monday (Jan. 30) following the mass resignation of the Cabinet headed by Su Tseng-chang (蘇...

Taiwan's new cabinet of 33 ministers unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly-appointed Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) unveiled his new Cabinet in two separate announcements on Friday (Jan. 27) and Saturday (Jan. 28). While some Cabinet membe...

Behind-the-scenes heroes of black hole imaging: Taiwan’s astronomy team

Black holes cause all the world’s nations, regardless of political system or religion, to look in the same direction. Albert Einstein hypothesized that in the universe there must exist object...

Brave Eagle jet trainers take to the skies of southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All 10 indigenous “Brave Eagle” Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) have been stationed at Zhihang Air Force Base in Taitung County, reports said Saturday (Jan. 7). ...