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Taiwan to launch new Navy Sea Control Missile Command

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Sea Control Missile Command for the Navy will be established this year and based in western Taiwan. Taiwan plans to establish the command to respond to the continuo...

Taiwan Air Force builds new facility in Chiayi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force is building a new facility codenamed "Project D002" in Chiayi’s Shuishang Township for the Fourth Tactical Fighter Wing. The facility is l...

Taiwan reveals plan to build 2 new missile bases on east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans for two missile bases on Taiwan’s east coast have been approved, the government announced. As the Ministry of National Defense ramps up domestic production ...

Taiwan inks NT$17.2 billion fighter jet missile deal with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. have signed a NT$17.2 billion (US$547 million) weapons order for fighter jet missiles. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Friday (Dec. 1) con...

US lawmakers call for US$2 billion more in arms for Taiwan after Xi threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Republican members of the House China Select Committee on Sunday (Nov. 19) sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate and House to provide Taiwan with US$2 billion (NT$62....

US making progress in backlog of arms deliveries to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has been making progress in ensuring weapons are making their way to Taiwan, National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo (顧立雄) said recently. Sp...

Taiwan military unveils Harpoon missile base plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Harpoon missile bases, once constructed, will have other functions, military officials said on Friday (Nov. 10). The bases will have offices, living quarters, garages, ...

Taiwan military defends missile plans against local opposition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The construction of new missile bases and military installations will correspond to the country’s defense needs and respect local sensibilities, the Ministry of Nati...

Yunlin County council members oppose Taiwan's Harpoon missile base plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the Yunlin County Council raised concerns during a council meeting on Tuesday (Nov. 7) about the Ministry of National Defense's (MND) plans to build a Harpo...

Defense ministry confirms New Taipei Naval base hardened against nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has confirmed the Navy has hardened bases against a High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) attack but denied that a new base had...

Congressmen say 'time running out' on US Navy weapons sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two key congressmen on Wednesday (Oct. 25) sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy to speed up the sales of weapons needed by Taiwan as "time is running out&q...

Expert assesses Taiwan's new indigenous submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the launch of Taiwan's first domestically-designed submarine, a military analyst said the vessel draws elements from the Dutch-built subs in Taiwan's Nav...

US Representative Mike Gallagher wants Taiwan at top of arms delivery list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mike Gallagher, the chair of the United States House Select Committee on China, wants Washington to put Taiwan at the top of countries needing speedy arms deliveries, repo...

US to send 'significant' weapons shipments to Taiwan soon: Pentagon head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday (May 16) said the U.S. will soon send "significant" security aid to Taiwan. During a meeting of the Senate Appropria...

Taiwan confirms US$500 million in free American arms aid in works

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Monday (May 8) confirmed that talks are underway with the White House on using fast-track authority to provide ...