Rare footage shows joint training of US, Taiwan special forces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A promotional video featuring joint U.S.-Taiwan military training has surfaced on social media—the first of such footage to be seen, as these kinds of operations are...

Taiwan's Coast Guard inaugurates its largest ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard on Tuesday (June 2) morning held a ship launching ceremony for the largest frigate it has ever had in its fleet. The 4,000-ton frigate (CG-50...

Taiwan signs arms sales maintenance agreement with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military announced on Sunday (May 10) that the warranty on its Black Hawk helicopters expired in September last year and that it has signed a post-sale agree...

Cause of Taiwan Black Hawk crash revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human error and environmental factors caused the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Taiwan last month that killed eight military officers including Chief of the General S...

Taiwan's President Tsai appoints new Chief of the General Staff

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) appointed Commander of the Republic of China (ROC) Navy Admiral Huang Shu-kuang (黃曙光) to the post of Chief of the General Staff Wednesday. Huang will succeed Shen Yi-mi...

Memorial ceremony held for Taiwan Black Hawk crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public memorial ceremony was held Tuesday morning (Jan. 14) at Taiwan Air Force headquarters in Taipei to pay tribute to the military officers who lost their lives in th...

Black Hawk's data recorders to be sent to US for analysis: Air Force

Taiwan's Air Force will send the two data recorders from the military helicopter that crashed in New Taipei on Thursday to the United States for analysis to clarify the cause of the accident that ...

Survivors of Black Hawk crash continue to improve: hospital

The five survivors of the Black Hawk helicopter crash last week are progressing well, with one of them expected to be discharged from hospital Wednesday (Jan. 8) and two others moved from intensive ca...

Taiwan's military reportedly riled over flight recorder leak in Black Hawk crash investigation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s military is reportedly upset about the leak of flight recorder data from the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter that crashed on Jan. 2, killing eight military off...

Han implies Taiwan is 'possessed' after Black Hawk crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Jan. 5) raised hackles among netizens after he hinted that last week's deadly Black Hawk helicopter...

Taiwan presidential candidate says coed's calves distracted him from studies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) committed another embarrassing gaffe on the campaign trail on Sunday (Jan. 5) when he blamed a female studen...

Air Force Black Hawk rescues mountain hiker in S. Taiwan

An Air Force UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter conducted a rescue mission by airlifting a mountain hiker with acute mountain sickness (AMS) Saturday, two days after the crash of an Air Force Black Hawk cho...

Taiwan KMT legislative candidate says DPP caused Black Hawk crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Tsai Shu-hui (蔡淑惠) drew criticism on Saturday (Jan. 4) after accusing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of causing last week...

Taiwan President conveys air force squad's condolences to late general

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) conveyed condolences on behalf of an air force squadron based in eastern Taiwan at a memorial service held in Taipei for the late chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming ...

Weather, mechanical problems nearly ruled out as causes of Taiwan helicopter crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mechanical failure and turbulence can be 80 percent ruled out as causes of the Black Hawk helicopter crash which killed eight senior military officers, reports said Saturd...