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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 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...

Taiwan military prepares for annual Han Kuang drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force prepared for its annual Han Kuang military exercises by sending F-16V fighter jets and a C-130H transport aircraft to a civilian airport in Taitung County on...

Taiwan to land F-16V, C-130H at civilian airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The F-16V fighter jet and the C-130H transport aircraft will participate in the Han Kuang 39 drills in Taitung County on July 24-28, reports said Friday (June 23). The ...

Taiwan insists F-16V jet deliveries to be completed by end of 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All 66 F-16V fighter jets ordered from the United States will be delivered by the end of 2026 despite reports of “complex developmental challenges,” the Minist...

F-16V deliveries to Taiwan postponed until late 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 pandemic forced the start of F-16V fighter jet deliveries to Taiwan to be postponed from the fourth quarter of 2023 until the third quarter of 2024, reports s...

Taiwan, US sign 5-year F-16V maintenance contract

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States have signed a five-year contract covering technical support and maintenance for 140 F-16 fighter jets after they have been upgraded to F-16V s...

Taiwan’s 100th upgraded F-16V fighter jet lands at Air Force base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s 100th F-16 fighter jet to be upgraded to F-16V status landed at a base in Hualien County Friday (Dec. 10), the Liberty Times reported. With China&...

Taiwan F-16Vs roar into night sky armed with missile arsenal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese F-16V fighters armed with missiles on Wednesday (Aug. 17) roared off the runway at Hualien Air Base during a night demonstration of the warplanes' capabiliti...

Taiwan Air Force demonstrates mounting of missiles on F-16V jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force demonstrated how to hang missiles from F-16V fighter jets at a base in Hualien County on Wednesday (Aug. 17). After United States House Speaker Nancy Pelo...

Six F-16 jets arrive in Taiwan from Arizona

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six F-16 fighter jets arrived in Hualien County from Arizona via Hawaii as part of an upgrading program, the military said Friday (June 10). Taiwan has started converti...

US trying to speed delivery of F-16Vs to Taiwan amid increased China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is seeking to accelerate delivery of F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan as China continues to ratchet up warplane incursions into the country's air defense identifi...

Taiwan’s F-16V jets up in the air again after fatal crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s F-16V jets were cleared to join action against Chinese military aircraft intruding into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) followi...

President orders Taiwan defense ministry to investigate cause of F-16 crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has instructed the Ministry of Defense (MND) to find the cause of last week's F-16 crash and to assist the pilot’s family. Presid...

Taiwan military's search for downed F-16V continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military on Thursday (Jan. 13) continued its search for Air Force Captain Chen Yi (陳奕), who piloted the F-16V fighter jet that crashed off the coast of Chiayi on Tuesd...