US E-8C spy plane spotted south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sophisticated U.S. Air Force E-8C was spotted circling just off the southern tip of Taiwan on Tuesday (July 21) and was soon joined by two other American reconnaissance ...

Taiwan Army holds mock wartime press conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the 36th Han Kuang exercise, the Lieyu Island Garrison, which falls under the Army’s Kinmen Defense Command, held a mock wartime press conference on Thurs...

Army makes history with military drill in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th annual Han Kuang Exercise entered its fourth day on Thursday (July 16), with an anti-beach landing drill on Taichung’s Chia Nan beach featuring two military...

Taiwan's Air Force conducts drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the early hours of the second day of the 36th Han Kuang exercise, various types of aircraft took off from bases along Taiwan's west coast and flew to Hualien’...

Taiwan's Han Kuang military exercise gets underway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th Han Kuang exercise started Monday (July 13) and will feature four historical firsts: the deployment of joint battalions, cooperative training of three special for...

Special forces teams to conduct joint drill during 36th Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military sources on Thursday (July 9) said the Military Police Command, National Police Agency, and Coast Guard will dispatch their own special forces to conduct joint ant...

Taiwan's defense ministry emphasizes combat readiness amid criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a video Tuesday night (July 7) in which it said that training is the daily routine of the country's armed forces, whose...

Taiwan's defense minister addresses training concerns after military mishap

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Yen Te-fa (嚴德發) said at a Ministry of National Defense (MND) internal meeting on Monday (July 6) that the military will not stop drills or lower its train...

Taiwan military holds rehearsal drill ahead of 36th Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan military held live-fire rehearsal drills at Taichung’s Ta Chia river and Chia Nan beach on Thursday (July 2), ahead of the 36th Han Kuang exercise. Ove...

Taiwanese Navy set to test-fire torpedoes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the 36th Han Kuang military exercise, a Navy Chien Lung-class submarine will test-fire German-made surface and underwater target (SUT) heavy torpedoes off Taiwa...

36th Han Kuang exercise to feature 'joint battalion' training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th Han Kuang military exercise is scheduled to last from Monday (July 13) to Friday (July 17). While last year’s exercises featured fighter jets conducting ...

Taiwan Army holds drills prior to Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th Han Kuang military exercise is expected to get underway Thursday (July 16) at Jianan Beach in Qingshui District, Taichung. In preparation for the annual large-...

Taiwan seeks opportunities to join RIMPAC 2020: Defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Monday (May 4) that the military is looking for opportunities to join the U.S.-led RIMPAC naval drills held biennially ...

Taiwan holds live fire drill along southeastern coast

The military-affiliated National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) on Monday conducted a live-fire drill at its coastal base in Pingtung County, following a missile test at the s...

Photo of the Day: Cockpit view inside Taiwan-made warplane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A missile can be seen being launched in this photograph taken inside of a Taiwanese-built Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) on Wednesday (May 29). In the photo, a pilot takin...