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Shoddy JF-17 fighters throw doubt on quality of Chinese-made jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to China’s state media narrative, the country’s modern aircraft are the best in the world, yet Pakistan’s experience with the Chinese-made JF-1...

F-16V goes missing off west coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force lost contact with an F-16V on Tuesday (Jan. 11) while it was flying off the west coast of Taiwan. During a training exercise off the coast of Chiayi Count...

President says F-16Vs symbolize steadfast Taiwan-US partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While commissioning the first batch of upgraded F-16Vs on Thursday (Nov. 19), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the delivery of the sophisticated weapons symbolizes T...

Taiwan deploys advanced F-16V fighter jets amid China threat

CHIAYI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has deployed the most advanced version of the F-16 fighter jet in its air force, as the self-ruled island steps up its defense capabilities in the face of continuing...

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 requests US to expedite shipment of F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is asking the U.S. to expedite the delivery of several squadrons of F-16s it ordered in 2019 amid unprecedented incursions by Chinese warplanes in recent weeks. ...

Taiwan F-16 dips nose-forward into ditch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Air Force F-16 fighter jet plowed nose-first into a ditch next to a runway at Pingtung Air Base while rehearsing an emergency landing. With the 37th annual Han...

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 ...

8 staff members unharmed after F-16 hydrazine leak in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight people were taken to a hospital after hydrazine leaked from an F-16 fighter jet at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in Taichung, reports said ...

F-16 collides with building at Dutch air base before takeoff

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Belgian F-16 fighter jet collided with a building at a Dutch airbase Thursday morning as it prepared to take off, injuring two people, Dutch and Belgian authorities sai...

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...

Greece to increase army service amid tension with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will introduce an increase in military service for conscripts serving in the army from nine to 12 months, starting in May, as part of a program to boost the armed forces a...

Greek lawmakers debate purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a defense procurement program to purchase 18 French-made Rafale fighter planes, part of an armaments plan announced by the gover...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan F-16 eclipses moon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former borough chief in Chiayi City captured this spectacular photo the moment an F-16 fighter jet roared in front of the moon on Monday (Jan. 4). While taking photos...