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Taiwan's NCSIST begins 3-day drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has begun a three-day firing exercise off Taiwan’s southeastern coast. On Tuesday morning at ...

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...

Fighter jet makes emergency landing in Taiwan's Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An F-5 fighter jet was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday evening (Jan. 10) after a warning light for its landing gear lit up, according to the Air Force Comman...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

Brave Eagle jet trainers tested at southeast Taiwan base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indigenous “Brave Eagle” advanced jet trainers (AJT) have appeared near Zhihang Air Force Base in Taitung County, drawing plane-lovers to their new home, repor...

Taiwan tests first two indigenous Brave Eagle jet trainers to replace F-5s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC, 漢翔航空工業) was a passenger on board one of two indigenous “Brave Eagle” Advanced Jet Train...

Taiwan conducts inaugural test flight for second 'Brave Eagle' trainer jet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The second domestically built Brave Eagle Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) successfully completed its inaugural flight on Saturday (Dec. 26). The Military News Agency on Satur...

Taiwan's aging F-5E aircraft to be replaced by Brave Eagle trainer jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 3) that the nation’s aging F-5 fighters will be retired in 2024, while 45 new Brave Eagl...

Taiwan seeks to build alliance to counter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 8) appeared to call for an alliance to counter China while also proposing an economic pact to shift critical suppl...