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Photo of the Day: Ski resort on Taiwan's Hehuanshan in 1971

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan saw snowfall on at least six mountains over the weekend, sports commentator Max Shih (石明謹) posted this photo of his father skiing on Hehuanshan when it used to h...

US Marines officially training in Taiwan for 1st time since 1979

Update: 11/13 10:00 a.m. Pentagon spokesman John Supple has told Taiwan News that "The reports about U.S. Marines in Taiwan are inaccurate" but did not elaborate on which details were inc...

Military expert urges increased defenses for E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Army had intended to use Taitung’s Feng Nien Airport as a helicopter training base for its Aviation and Special Forces Command, but the plan has met wi...

Military expert says Taiwan's Kiowa helicopter fleet safe to fly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the tragic Kiowa helicopter crash on Thursday (July 16), concerns have grown over Taiwan’s remaining fleet of the observation helicopters. Accordin...

E. Taiwan locals oppose Apache helicopter base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a public hearing Saturday (July 18) residents of Taitung County voiced their opposition to a plan that would see a local airport used as an Apache attack helicopter bas...

Taiwan Defense Minister praises deceased helicopter pilots as heroes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the tragic Kiowa helicopter crash Thursday (July 16) afternoon, in which both of the pilots died, Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) paid his respects...

2 pilots killed after helicopter crashes during Taiwan war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While participating in the ongoing Han Kuang military exercises (漢光演習) in eastern Taiwan on Thursday (July 16), a Bell OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed, killing both the pi...

Taiwanese Army to station Apache helicopters in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the military threat to Taiwan posed by China has increased, the Army Aviation and Special Forces Command plans to station squadrons of Apache helicopters at Feng Nien (...

Taiwan's Navy upgrades drone fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military announced on Sunday (May 17) that in response to the January 2019 drone crash and other mechanical failures, its entire fleet of Albatross unmanned aerial veh...

Army helicopter makes unexpected hard landing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Aviation and Special Forces Command announced Wednesday (May 6) that an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter made a hard landing during a routine training assessment near Guiren Distri...

Mirage fighters based in Northern Taiwan to be temporarily relocated

Most of the Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets based at the Hsinchu air base will be temporarily moved to another location for about two years due to scheduled runway maintenance, Defense Minister Yen De-fa (...

1st female AH-64E Apache pilot in Asia draws attention at Taiwan Army’s commissioning ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Army officially commissioned its AH-64E Apache attack helicopters Tuesday morning in Taoyuan with the first female AH-64E flight officer in Asia, Yang Yun-h...

Taiwan rules out parachute maintenance as cause for accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military said Friday that there had been no problems with the care and maintenance of a parachute used by a paratrooper who sustained severe injuries in a fall during ...

Taiwan's second Apache combat squadron to enter service in mid-2018

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's second squadron of Apache attack helicopters is likely to enter service later this year after the first combat squadron was commissioned last year under the Army Aviation ...

First Apache combat squadron enters service in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Wednesday Taiwan's first Apache combat squadron was formally commissioned. It entered into service under the Army Aviation and Special Forces Command following a...