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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...

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 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...

Taiwan kicks off annual Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Han Kuang 37 live-fire exercise kicked off Monday morning (Sept. 13) after Taiwan’s Joint Operations Command Center gave the order. The five-day wargames, whi...

Military expert cautions Taiwan to address China's regional military maneuvers carefully

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Japanese military report pointing out that China is dispatching multiple ships off Taiwan’s east coast, Taiwanese military expert Lu Li-shi (呂禮詩) has sai...

Taiwan-made drones to be deployed in upcoming Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second-generation Teng Yun unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by the National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), has been conducting extens...

Taiwan Air Force conducts rehearsal drill ahead of Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force on Monday (Sept. 6) conducted a takeoff and landing rehearsal drill ahead of the annual Han Kuang exercise. Monday's drill began at 5 a.m. in Pingtung...

Taiwan F-16 dips nose-forward into ditch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Air Force F-16 fighter jet plowed nose-first into a ditch next to a runway at Pingtung Air Base while rehearsing an emergency landing. With the 37th annual Han...

Taiwan's Han Kuang wargames to proceed in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military officials said on Monday (Aug. 2) that the Han Kuang 37 exercise is tentatively scheduled to last from September 13-17. The live-fire war games were originally...

Military police armed with rocket launchers patrol near Taiwan Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military police in Clouded Leopard armored vehicles and motorbikes carrying Kestrel rocket launchers were spotted near the Presidential Office early Wednesday (July 28) mo...

US special forces to train Taiwan soldiers after annual war-games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that multiple U.S. special forces units will arrive in the country to train with their Taiwan counterparts following the Han Ku...