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Taiwan's annual wargames to proceed despite COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The scope of Han Kuang live-fire exercises, scheduled for July 25-29, may be adjusted but the wargames will not be suspended, Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (...

Taiwan kicks off map-based wargames portion of Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year’s Han Kuang simulations will be map-based, rather than be conducted on a computer, and will include scenarios drawn from the Russia-Ukraine war, the Minist...

Taiwan says Ukraine conflict will inform this year's military drills

Taiwan's main military drills this year will draw on the experiences of the war in Ukraine, focusing on asymmetric and cognitive warfare as well as use of reserves as it practices fighting off a C...

Taiwan's military, US National Guard look to formalize training program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has proposed that Taiwan join a state-based program with its National Guard, enabling the Taiwanese military to be involved in joint training exercises. This w...

Taiwan troops bolster joint operations capabilities during Combat Readiness Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Combat Readiness Week, which involves various military drills across the Armed Forces, began on Monday (Nov. 8) and will last until Nov. 12. In order to ...

US soldiers stationed in Taiwan for at least 1 year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid unprecedented large-scale intrusions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) by Chinese warplanes earlier this week, reports surfaced on Thursday (Oc...

Taiwan military stays away from US defense conference due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday (Oct. 1) it would not send a delegation to the United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference because of the COVID-19 ...

Taiwan closely observed Chinese military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said Saturday (Sept. 18) that the previous day, it had closely observed Chinese military drills, which coincided with the conclusion of Ta...

US destroyer passes through Taiwan Strait, 9th time under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday (Sept. 17), marking the ninth time an American warship has done so this year. The U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet is...

Taiwan jets fight off simulated enemy on final day of Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force conducted a counterattack drill on Friday (Sept. 17), the last day of the Han Kuang military exercise, which involved Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) drivi...

Taiwan conducts multiple counterattack drills around nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Han Kuang 37 live-fire exercise entered its fourth day on Thursday (Sept. 16) and saw multiple drills held around the nation simulating an enemy invasion. In Taiwan...

Taiwan Air Force plans to spend US$1 billion on bases, missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the annual Han Kuang wargames proceed into their third day Wednesday (Sept. 15), reports said the Air Force had budgeted NT$33 billion (US$1.19 billion) on repairing ai...

Military Police armored vehicles protect Taipei telecom center during night-time drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military Police sent Clouded Leopard armored vehicles rolling through the streets of Taipei City early Tuesday (Sept. 14) morning, simulating the defense of a telecommunic...

Taiwan Army conducts nighttime drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military conducted a nighttime tactical drill early Tuesday morning (Sept. 14) in Hualien County as part of this year’s Han Kuang Exercise. At 4 a.m., the Arm...

Taiwan president affirms importance of Han Kuang military exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Sept. 13) stressed the importance of the Han Kuang military exercise by saying the annual drills test troops’ training and de...