Taiwan allocates more cash for F-16 overhaul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense will add an additional NT$10.6 billion (US$340 million) to improve the performance and safety of its F-16 fighter aircraft f...

Taiwan President congratulates Asian Games athletes at Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) welcomed home the athletes of Taiwan's most successful Asian Games campaign in 20 years, with a reception at the Presidential Office in Ta...

F-16 jets to escort Taiwan athletes home with heroes' welcome

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The Air Force is expected to dispatch two fighter jets to escort the last batch of Taiwanese athletes who are scheduled to fly home from Jakarta Monday, as part of a heroes' ...

Taiwan begins testing upgraded F-16V fighters 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week in Taichung, the Ministry of Defense (MND) started testing on the air force’s newest F-16 Viper fighter jets that have undergone modernization upgrades as ...

Test flights of refitted F-16 Fighting Falcons conducted in central Taiwan: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—According to a Liberty Times report, test flights of refitted F-16 Fighting Falcons were recently conducted at Ching-Chuan-Kang Air Base in Taichung on Aug. 23 and Aug....

Duterte says buying US F-16 jets 'utterly useless'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president is opposing an offer by the U.S. defense chief and other top American officials to buy F-16 fighter jets, saying such an acquisition would be "utter...

Thousands watch aerobatics at Romania's intl air show

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanians gathered at an airfield on the edge of the capital, Bucharest, for a weekend of aerobatics and air power offered by more than 200 pilots and 150 aircra...

Chiayi Air Base in southwestern Taiwan to stage air show on August 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Chiayi Air Base will be open to the public and stage an air show on August 11 to demonstrate the air capabilities of Taiwan Air Force’s main fighter aircraft as well as aer...

Air Force fighter intercepts plane near Trump golf course

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force fighter jet intercepted a small general aviation aircraft flying near President Donald Trump's private golf club Saturday. The U.S. military...

BAE Systems to Provide Flight Controls for Next-generation F-16s in UAE

ENDICOTT, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 18, 2018--BAE Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide flight controls to upgrade next-generation F-16 aircraft for the United Arab Emirates. ...

Slovakia approves purchase of F-16 fighter jets from US

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's government has approved a Defense Ministry plan to purchase F-16 military jets from the United States. The 14 fighter jets are meant to replace...

US envoy Haley sees opportunities for expanded India-US ties

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday said she saw opportunities in developing stronger ties with India in multiple ways, especially in countering terrorism a...

Taiwan Air Force conducts successful flight test of Sky Sword II missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwan’s armed forces have successfully carried out a preliminary test of a new missile system domestically produced by the National Chung-Shan Institute of...

The Latest: Capitals await Stanley Cup parade, day at Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup parade (all times local): 10 a.m. Capitals players, staff members and their families are on the...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - June 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Taiwan Wan An air raid drill held on June 4; Taiwan 7-Eleven launches fitness gym at Taipei store; 200 km hiking trail to open in Northern Taiw...