Wan An Air Raid Drills planned across Taiwan for late May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) will be conducting air raid drills at the end of May, a spokesperson for the ministry has announced. From May 27 to Ma...

Taiwan to conduct annual live-fire military exercises in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Air Force and Navy are set to carry out the annual Han Kuang military exercises from May 27 to May 31 in the country's eastern territorial waters and airspac...

Potential Taiwan-US joint military exercise good for Taiwan and regional security: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Premier, William Lai (賴清德) said that a potential joint military exercise between Taiwan and the U.S. would be good for the security of both Taiwan and neighbo...

Pro-Taiwan 2019 NDAA defense bill ready for Trump's signature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senate yesterday (Aug. 1) passed its final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes provisions to improve T...

Congress approves 2019 NDAA bill heralding closer Taiwan-US defense ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The two legislative houses of the United States government have reportedly resolved their issues regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019, whi...

Taiwan Air Force conducts successful flight test of Sky Sword II missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwan’s armed forces have successfully carried out a preliminary test of a new missile system domestically produced by the National Chung-Shan Institute of...

Senate bill would require US participate in Taiwan's military exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --The Senate Armed Services Committee's on Wednesday (June 6) released its version of the annual defense bill, which the House recently passed, including a section o...

Live-fire drill staged on Tamsui River, New Taipei City

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) The army conducted a live-fire exercise on the Tamsui River in suburban Taipei Tuesday, testing the military's combat and defense capabilities against a simulated attack by Ch...

Search team finds black box of crashed Taiwanese F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rescue teams on Tuesday reportedly found the black box of the F-16 jet which crashed in Northern Taiwan Monday, killing the pilot. The United States-made fighter jet to...

Taiwan F-16 fighter pilot killed in crash 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It was confirmed last night that the pilot of an F-16 fighter jet which crashed in the mountains of northern Taiwan during military maneuvers had indeed perished, acc...

Computerized war games of Han Kuang drill to focus on scenario for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The computerized war games, slated between April 30 and May 4, will no longer focus on future conflict scenarios, but rather simulate warfare taking place “this...

Taiwan's annual live-fire military drill to start June 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced that the annual military drill would begin from April 30 to May 4, and from June 6 to 8. At a news conference on Tuesda...

Taiwan marines trained with US forces in 2017, will do so again in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a legislative hearing the morning of April 12, a representative of the Ministry of National Defense’s (MOND) Navy Command confirmed that Taiwan sent a small force...

Tsai oversees annual Han Kuang military drill

President Tsai Ing-wen arrived at a training base on the Hengchun Peninsula, Southern Taiwan, to oversee a joint-force military exercise on Thursday. This is also Tsai’s first visit to the top state-o...

Ma shows displeasure over China’s simulated drill in BBC interview

President Ma Ying-jeou expressed his disappointment over China’s recent military drill codenamed “Stride 2015 Zhurihe,” an exercise which drew huge criticism over its simulated invasion of Taiwan by t...