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Taiwan’s F-16V jets up in the air again after fatal crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s F-16V jets were cleared to join action against Chinese military aircraft intruding into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) followi...

Taiwan president to skip LNY red envelopes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will break a tradition this Lunar New Year and not hand out red envelopes to the public due to the expanding COVID-19 outbreak, the Presidenti...

Taiwan military searching for downed F-16V's black box

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A private company commissioned by the military is now looking for the downed F-16V’s flight data recorder as salvage operations at the crash site continue. The Fo...

Taiwan Air Force sees itself as one of world’s 15 strongest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the commissioning of its first F-16V combat wing scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 18), the Air Force says it is one of the top 15 in the world. Air Force Chief of Staf...

F-16Vs rehearse for commissioning of their first combat wing in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — F-16V fighter jets were up in the air near Chiayi Air Force Base a week before their first combat wing is commissioned, reports said Thursday (Nov. 11). President Tsai ...

Taiwan president to attend launch of first F-16V combat wing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will attend the commissioning of the Air Force’s first F-16V combat wing in Chiayi Nov. 18, the military said Thursday (Nov. 4). Taiw...

Taiwan F-16 sustains light damage after landing gear mishap

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan F-16 sustained light damage to its exterior after its landing gear unexpectedly retracted during a pre-flight inspection on Thursday (Sept. 23). On Thursday, 2...

Taiwan to commission first upgraded F-16V combat wing in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force will commission its first combat wing of 42 upgraded F-16V fighter jets in November, reports said Tuesday (Sept. 21). Taiwan has purchased 66 new F-16Vs f...

Taiwan deploys 4 F-16s to US for training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has deployed four F-16As to the U.S. where they will be used for training missions. The jet fighters departed Taiwan at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday (May 25). All logos an...

Taiwan retrofitted F-16s spotted in Hawaii

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese F-16 fighters have reportedly been spotted in Hawaii making their way back to the nation after being upgraded to the Block 70 variant. An Instagram aviation a...

Taiwan Air Force test fires US-made AIM-120 missile for first time ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force test-fired its AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) on Tuesday morning (May 11), marking the first time the American-made projec...

Taiwan on schedule to complete F-16 upgrades by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Air Force has already upgraded 42 F-16 A/B jet fighters to the new F-16V standard, and it aims to complete all 141 planned upgrades by 2023. As part of a N...

Photo of the Day: US tanker shown refueling Taiwan F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan, on Thursday (Aug. 27) shared a photo on Facebook showing a U.S. Air Force (USAF) tanker refuel...

F-16 flight formation delights crowds at Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 1, and March 2, at the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival being held in Chiayi, in southern Taiwan, guests witnessed a spectacular aerial display by five F-16 fighter j...

Taiwan F-16s chase away Chinese bomber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – F-16 fighter jets of Taiwan’s Air Force took off Thursday morning to chase away a Chinese bomber, the military said. Since August, there have been at least eight ...