Taiwan Legislative Yuan approves budget for 66 F-16V fighter jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan on Friday (November 22) approved the NT$247.23 billion (US$8.1 billion) budget to procure 66 F-16V jets from the United States. The passage of ...

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort fulfills wish to take own life

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. That day came Tuesday in her native Belgium, her death ...

Belgian fighter jet crashes in France, pilot hits power line

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a Belgian F-16 fighter jet has crashed in a populated area in western France and one of its pilots is caught on a high-voltage electricity line. A...

F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an F-16 fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse just outside of Southern California's March Air Reserve Base. Maj. Perry Covington, director...

Authorities say no injuries reported as F-16 fighter jet crashes into building near California air base

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say no injuries reported as F-16 fighter jet crashes into building near California air base.

Foxconn tycoon says Taiwan should use drones instead of F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At an event in Taichung on Sunday (April 28), Foxconn founder and prospective Kuomintang presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) said that instead of relying on F-16s from the U...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, April 27, the 117th day of 2019. There are 248 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 2...

Taiwan's F-16 fighter jet upgrade program delayed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The local upgrade program for Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jet fleet is going slower than expected, according to industry insiders. A representative from the Aerospace I...

US 'correct’ to sell Taiwan fighter jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Selling Taiwan F-16V fighter jets is the “correct decision” in view of China’s increasing military might, said a former White House advisor on Monday (Ap...

US approves $500 million in support for Taiwan's F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale for the continuation of a pilot training program and maintenance and logistics support for F-16 aircraft currently sta...

MOFA refutes claims Trump put hold on F-16 fighter jet sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) denies that U.S. President Donald Trump has temporarily shelved plans to sell Taiwan F16-V fighter jets until a trade deal ...

Taiwan could receive new F-16V jets as soon as 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan could begin to receive its first batch of 66 new F16V fighter jets from the U.S. as soon as the end of 2020. Taiwan has made new progress in the purchase of 66 F16V j...

Missile shown by India actually sold by U.S. to Taiwan: Pakistan media

UPDATE: Air Force denies missile is owned by Taiwan TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A missile shown in a picture by India as having been fired by Pakistan using its F-16 fighter jets in a surprise attack th...

US Congress approves US$330 million arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A US$330 million arms package for Taiwan gained U.S. congressional approval by passing a 30-day review process without meeting any opposition by midnight on Wednesday (Oct. 24)...

First F-16V jet arrives at air base in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first upgraded F-16 fighter jet, known as F-16 Viper or F-16V, arrived in Chiayi Air Base Friday afternoon after undergoing extensive aerial tests in the U.S. and Taiwan, ac...