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...

Taiwan considers all options for new jets from the U.S.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - All options are on the table for the new fighter jets from the United States, the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday in response to media reports saying Taiwan wanted to...

Taiwan has applied to buy 66 F-16V jets from the U.S.: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan last week submitted a request to buy 66 F-16V jets from the United States for a total price of US$13 billion (NT$400 billion), the Apple Daily reported Wednesday. The ...

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...

Singapore says it will buy 4 F-35 jets in fleet upgrade

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore plans to buy four F-35 fighter jets from the U.S. with the option of purchasing eight more to replace its fleet of F-16s. Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said ...

Pakistan to release captured Indian pilot 'as a peace gesture'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that his country would release a captured Indian pilot "as a peace gesture." Speaking to Pakistani lawmakers in parliament, Khan said ...

AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack

NEW DELHI (AP) — With India's national elections barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish nuclear-rival Pakistan for a suicide attack on a...

Bulgaria's parliament OKs talks with US on F-16 jet deal

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's Parliament has approved a government plan to open talks with the United States on a deal for eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its aging Russian MiG-29s and brin...

Croatia nixes F-16 purchase from Israel after US objection

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's government has formally canceled a $500 million deal to buy 12 used fighter jets from Israel after it collapsed over U.S. objections. State TV says t...

Israel fighter jet sale to Croatia fails after US objections

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's defense minister says Israel has failed to overcome U.S. objections to a plan to sell 12 used fighter jets to Croatia and the $500 million deal will likely be canceled...

Croatia gives Israel deadline on F-16 jets delivery

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia has urged Israel to say whether it can carry out a deal to deliver 12 used F-16 fighter jets or the purchase will be annulled. Croatia's Defense Minist...

A unique way of welcoming New Year: Watching dawn flight at Qixingtan in Taiwan's Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Five F-16 fighter jets flew over Qixingtan in Taiwan's eastern county of Hualien with howling sounds at the dawn of New Year’s Day as a large crowd on the beach ...

New Year’s Day celebrations in eastern Taiwan to go ahead without helicopter show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Year’s Day celebrations at Chishingtan Beach in Hualien will go ahead without a helicopter flyby due to expected poor weather, reported CNA. The other sch...

Russia: Israeli strike on Syria threatened civilian flights

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military says an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital has endangered civilian flights. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov sa...

Croatia's purchase of Israeli jets stalled over US approval

ZGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia says a deal to buy 12 used F-16 jets from Israel worth $500 million could be in jeopardy if the US does not approve of the sale. The tentative deal to b...