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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 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...

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...

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 ...

Taiwan to buy 400 Harpoon missiles from US to thwart Chinese attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is reportedly in the process of purchasing 400 Harpoon anti-ship missiles from the U.S. in a bid to bolster its defenses against a potential Chinese invasion. Bl...

Taiwan-US seal deal for 160 Sidewinder, Harpoon, and long-range missiles worth US$1.4 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Wednesday (Jan. 11) announced the purchase of 100 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, 60 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and a large quan...

Taiwan, US sign NT$1.48 billion P-3C anti-submarine aircraft maintenance deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has signed a NT$1.48 billion (US$48.41 million) contract with the United States to secure the maintenance of its 12 P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft, the Ministry...

Australia to buy US-made HIMARS in boost to defense systems

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced Thursday it will boost its defense capabilities by spending more than 1 billion Australian dollars ($700 million) on new advanced missile and rocket syst...

Taiwan to launch 1st indigenous submarine in September 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is on schedule to launch its first domestically-developed submarine by September 2023. On Monday, the Taiwanese firm tasked with building the vessel, CSBC Corpor...

US seeks to convert Taiwan into weapons warehouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is planning on stockpiling mass quantities of mobile weapons to enable Taiwan to hold out for help in the event of a Chinese attack and blockade. The New York ...