66 new fighter jets to arrive in Taiwan by 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Nov. 12) reported on the budget for the country's acquisition of 66 F-16V Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the Leg...

Pilot ejects safely after Air Force F-16 crash in New Mexico

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The Air Force says a pilot successfully ejected from an F-16 before the fighter crashed in southern New Mexico during a training flight. Holloman...

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 ...

Shiffrin embracing more pressure after record-setting season

The sky's the limit for Mikaela Shiffrin after winning a record 17 World Cup races last season. And not just because she reached lofty heights as a passenger in an F-16 jet with the ...

Taiwan urges signing of MOU with US to combat disinformation

Taiwan's deputy National Security Council (NSC) chief on Tuesday called on the United States to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with his country as part of a joint effort to combat disinf...

Open house event at Tainan Air Base in S. Taiwan on Oct. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will hold an open house event at the Tainan airbase from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 19), according to a press release ...

Taiwan, Hong Kong to be discussed by U.S. official in China

A senior U.S. official in charge of security affairs in the Indo-Pacific region said Tuesday he expects to raise issues related to Taiwan and Hong Kong with Chinese counterparts during his visit to Ch...

Slovakia's Soviet-made Mig-29 jet crashes, pilot survives

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Slovak Defense Ministry says a Soviet-made Mig-29 military jet of the country's air forces has crashed during a training flight. The ministry says the...

Taiwan Air Force will lose advantage in 2027 without F-16V jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan needs the 66 F-16V jets it has ordered from the United States as soon as possible as its present fighters will lose their advantage in 2027, the Air Force said Frid...

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...

Bill for Taiwan purchase of F-16s likely to be passed in October: lawmaker

A draft bill that would pave the way for Taiwan to buy a new fleet of advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States is expected to be passed in the Legislature by the end of October, a Democratic ...

Taiwan cabinet passes bill for F-16 fighter jets budget

Taiwan's Cabinet passed a draft bill Thursday that paves the way for the purchase of a new fleet of advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States at a cost of NT$250 billion (US$8.08 billion) ...

Navy research ship in Keelung sign of Taiwan-US scientific cooperation: Pres. Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday (Aug. 22), the U.S. Navy research vessel the R/V Sally Ride made port in Taiwan’s Keelung, where it will stay until Sept. 2, reports CNA. The R/V Sall...

Visit of US research ship not related to F-16V deal: AIT

Taipei (CNA) A port call by U.S. naval research vessel Sally Ride to Taiwan is unrelated to the F-16V sale recently notified by the Trump administration to U.S. Congress, according to the American Ins...

Trump OK's F-16V fighter deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- U.S. President Trump has confirmed that he has approved the sale of F-16V fighters to Taiwan and that the arms deal will be approved by Congress. According to information p...