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Taiwan’s AIDC signs MOU with Northrop Grumman to upgrade Hawkeyes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Northrop Grumman Corporation to upgrade Taiwan’s E-2K...

US begins production of glide bombs for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — RTX Corporation, formerly Raytheon Technologies Corporation, is set to produce 50 Joint Standoff Weapons (JSOWs) for Taiwan. Most of the work will be done in Tucson, Ar...

Taiwan has longest wait time for HIMARS, Abrams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An analyst at a U.S. think tank has calculated that Taiwan suffers one of the worst backlogs among the recipients of U.S. major weapons systems. Eric Gomez, a senior fe...

Taiwan to receive 66 F-16V fighters in next 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will receive 66 F-16V Block 70 fighter jets over the next two years and the Air Force will send 65 pilots this year to the U.S. for training. A source told Liber...

Taiwan to finish F-16 jet upgrades before end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force will complete retrofitting its fleet of 142 F-16A/B fighter jets into the Viper variant before the end of the year. A military official said that f...

Taiwan inks NT$17.2 billion fighter jet missile deal with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. have signed a NT$17.2 billion (US$547 million) weapons order for fighter jet missiles. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Friday (Dec. 1) con...

US lawmakers voice concern over slow progress of F-16V delivery to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of U.S. lawmakers have expressed concern over the delayed delivery of F-16 Vipers to Taiwan in a letter shared by congressman Robert J. Wittman on Tuesday (Nov. 21...

US making progress in backlog of arms deliveries to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has been making progress in ensuring weapons are making their way to Taiwan, National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo (顧立雄) said recently. Sp...

Taiwan's Brave Eagle advanced trainer steadily replacing F-5 fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestically developed Brave Eagle advanced trainer aircraft is set to replace the Air Force’s aging AT-3 and F-5 training aircraft, a military offici...

Taiwan Air Force's Tien Long exercise kicks off Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s four-day Tien Long exercise will be held between Monday (Oct. 30) through Thursday (Nov 2), to verify pilots’ capabilities. The exercises wi...

Taiwanese, French fighter pilots fend off simulated enemy in joint training session

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An annual exchange between the Taiwanese and French Air Force took place on Oct. 14 at the Chiashan Air Force Base in Hualien, according to a person familiar with the matt...

KMT's Hou meets AIT director at Taipei defense expo ahead of US tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) met with American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk at the defense expo in Taipei on Thursday (Sept...

Drone volunteer army suggested for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With 20,000 people licensed to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Taiwan should establish a drone volunteer army, a leading defense contractor said Saturday (Sept. 2...

China protests US arms deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China denounced the latest U.S. weapons sale to Taiwan on Friday (Aug. 25), calling it a major interference in its internal affairs. The sale seriously violates the &qu...

F-16 infrared tracking systems can help Taiwan detect Chinese stealth fighters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The purchase of F-16 Infrared Search and Track systems (IRST) would greatly enhance Taiwan’s Air Force capabilities, military experts said on Thursday (Aug. 24). ...