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Taiwan not included in US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's itinerary announcement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After generating much speculation about how her potential visit to Taiwan may affect China’s relations with the U.S. and Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi anno...

Taiwan fires flares at Chinese drone flying over outer island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's military on Thursday (July 28) fired flares at a Chinese drone to warn it away as it flew over the outer island of Dongyin. At 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, the M...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan artillery sends strong signal to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (July 27), the third day of the 38th annual Han Kuang military exercise (漢光演習), the Army Kinmen Defense Command carried out a joint anti-landing operation on ...

Video shows Taiwan launch massive naval, air live-fire drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (July 26) released video of a massive naval and air live-fire exercise that took place on the second day of the largest m...

Chinese 'Twin-Tailed Scorpion' drone detected off east coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to intruding on Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) with manned military aircraft on Monday (July 25), China also dispatched a drone off the ea...

4 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) reported that four Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday (July 24...

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 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 ...

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 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 postpones highway landing drills due to spike in COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year’s Air Force highway landing drills have been postponed due to the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases. The decision comes as the Ministry of National D...

Taiwan's military begins computer drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The computer component of the 36th Han Kuang military exercise kicked off Monday (Sept. 14). The drills will be conducted over five consecutive days, 24-hours each day,...

Army officer detained for attempting to sell China footage of Taiwanese drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Army lieutenant has been taken into custody for attempting to sell sensitive military data to China. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed the ca...

Taiwan’s submarines hit targets with SUT torpedoes in Navy drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Navy Chien Lung-class submarines fired German surface and underwater target (SUT) heavyweight torpedoes in a drill off the coast of southeastern Taiwan on Wednes...

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...