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Suspected wreckage from Taiwan's missing F-16V found

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fisherman on Wednesday (Jan. 12) found pieces of an aircraft near where an F-16V fighter jet crashed into the ocean off the coast of southwest Taiwan the previous day. ...

F-16V crashes off west coast of Taiwan, pilot missing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An F-16V fighter jet crashed into the sea off the west coast on Tuesday (Jan. 11), and the search for the pilot is ongoing. During a training exercise off the coast of...

Taiwanese netizens pray for missing pilot’s safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese have expressed concern online for the safety of missing pilot Chen I (陳奕) on the online forum PTT. The Air Force lost contact with the pilot of an F-16V on Tu...

F-16V goes missing off west coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force lost contact with an F-16V on Tuesday (Jan. 11) while it was flying off the west coast of Taiwan. During a training exercise off the coast of Chiayi Count...

China protests passage of US destroyer through Taiwan Strait

China on Tuesday protested the passage of a U.S. Navy destroyer through the Taiwan Strait, calling it a deliberate move to undermine stability in the region. The U.S. Navy said in a...

President says F-16Vs symbolize steadfast Taiwan-US partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While commissioning the first batch of upgraded F-16Vs on Thursday (Nov. 19), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the delivery of the sophisticated weapons symbolizes T...

Taiwan commissions advanced new F-16s as China threat grows

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen lauded military cooperation with Washington on Thursday as she commissioned the first combat wing of F-16 fighters upgraded with U.S. help to bolster the island's def...

Taiwan deploys advanced F-16V fighter jets amid China threat

CHIAYI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has deployed the most advanced version of the F-16 fighter jet in its air force, as the self-ruled island steps up its defense capabilities in the face of continuing...

Taiwan Air Force sees itself as one of world’s 15 strongest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the commissioning of its first F-16V combat wing scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 18), the Air Force says it is one of the top 15 in the world. Air Force Chief of Staf...

F-16Vs rehearse for commissioning of their first combat wing in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — F-16V fighter jets were up in the air near Chiayi Air Force Base a week before their first combat wing is commissioned, reports said Thursday (Nov. 11). President Tsai ...

Taiwan Air Force will soon have world's most F-16Vs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will soon have the world's highest number of F-16 Viper fighter jets after existing models are upgraded and around 60 new F-16Vs are commissioned into the count...

Taiwan president to attend launch of first F-16V combat wing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will attend the commissioning of the Air Force’s first F-16V combat wing in Chiayi Nov. 18, the military said Thursday (Nov. 4). Taiw...

Scholar says early delivery of new F-16s will bolster Taiwan's air defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military analyst has said that if the U.S. agrees to hand over the 66 F-16Vs Taiwan purchased in 2019 earlier than scheduled, they could be stationed in Taitung and be u...

Taiwan seeks early F-16V delivery, interested in long-range missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is reportedly seeking early delivery of 66 F-16V fighter jets, while also hoping to procure more than 100 AGM-158 long-range missiles capable of hitting China, the ...

Taiwan cancels National Day reception over COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Saturday (Sept. 25) that the National Day reception has been canceled, as no foreign delegations have been invited to visit ...