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Taiwan and France’s Dassault sign service agreement for Mirage jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) and France’s Dassault have signed a technical support service agreement valued at NT$790.96 million (US$28.45 million) for wor...

Military expert says Taiwan's Kiowa helicopter fleet safe to fly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the tragic Kiowa helicopter crash on Thursday (July 16), concerns have grown over Taiwan’s remaining fleet of the observation helicopters. Accordin...

Taiwan Defense Minister praises deceased helicopter pilots as heroes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the tragic Kiowa helicopter crash Thursday (July 16) afternoon, in which both of the pilots died, Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) paid his respects...

2 pilots killed after helicopter crashes during Taiwan war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While participating in the ongoing Han Kuang military exercises (漢光演習) in eastern Taiwan on Thursday (July 16), a Bell OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed, killing both the pi...

Taiwan special forces train to counter Chinese incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Special forces used helicopters in large-scale maneuvers playing out resistance against a Chinese attack on a Taiwan airport in Hsinchu County on Friday (June 19). Over...

Concerns emerge about reports of coronavirus quarantine at Taiwan air force base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National security concerns have emerged amid unconfirmed reports that Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients will be quarantined at the Hsinchu Air Force Base housing Mirag...

Hsinchu City Marathon to feature coastal and riverside scenery in Feb. 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fifth annual Hsinchu City Marathon (新竹市城市馬拉松) is scheduled to take place on Feb. 23, 2020 and feature historic sites as well as coastal and riverside scenery along the...

Mirage 2000 jets only need 6 minutes to prepare for takeoff: Taiwan military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s French-built Mirage 2000 jets only need six minutes to get ready for takeoff, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday. Amid rising fears, partly by mil...

Taiwan grounds Mirages as search for pilot and jet continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite reports Tuesday evening that the pilot had been found, Taiwan’s Air Force said Wednesday it was continuing the search for a Mirage-2000 and its pilot who wen...

Taiwan officer sold off private data to pay lottery debts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An officer at the Hsinchu Air Force Base sold the private data of 400 people at the base to pay off his more than NT$1 million (US$32,990) in lottery debts, the Chinese-la...

Taiwan Air Force hero charged with spying for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former Air Force officer who was once involved in a direct confrontation with China was charged Tuesday with passing on military secrets to a Chinese agent. Retired C...