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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 to receive 66 F-16V fighters in next 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will receive 66 F-16V Block 70 fighter jets over the next two years and the Air Force will send 65 pilots this year to the U.S. for training. A source told Liber...

More than half of Taiwanese support defense budget of 3% of GDP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 60% of Taiwanese support increasing the national defense budget to 3% of GDP, a recent survey conducted by the defense ministry’s Institute for National Defen...

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 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...

Tsai Ing-wen to highlight Taiwan accomplishments in National Day address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will deliver her last National Day address on Tuesday (Oct. 10) morning in which she will highlight her administration’s accomplishments...

US, Japan marching bands to perform at Taiwan's National Day celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Day celebration will feature foreign music groups, according to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). In a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct. 8) night, Tsai said this y...

Chinook helicopter bearing Taiwan flag to perform flyover on National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year’s National Day celebration will feature a Chinook helicopter flyover with a giant national flag, according to the Ministry of National Defense. There wi...

Black Hawk helicopters to fly over Taiwan Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Black Hawk helicopters will enter the no-fly zone above the Presidential Office Building in preparation for the Double Ten National Day celebrations, reports said Tuesday ...

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...

Taiwan looks to convert F-5s into drones to intercept Chinese military craft

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) said Thursday (May 4) it's studying the feasibility of converting F-5 fighter jets into u...

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). ...

Photo of the Day: Army chopper flies flag over Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fighter jets and helicopters were heard roaring over the city early on Thursday (Sept. 29) as part of a rehearsal for the National Day or Double Ten Day celebrations on Oc...

Taiwan Air Force jets return to sky after Chinese missile launches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Air Force aircraft resumed routine training on the east coast on Friday (Aug. 5), one day after China launched ballistic missiles near Taiwan as part of a military ...