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Taiwan manufacturer to more than double annual missile production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New production facilities will allow one of Taiwan’s top weapons makers, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), to double its annual m...

Coast Guard Anping-class vessel to join Taiwan's annual wargames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense has confirmed that the Coast Guard Administration’s Anping-class patrol ship, the Chengkung, will participate in the upcoming Hankua...

Allow Taiwan to buy weapons it needs

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Missile launch canceled due to broken target drone launching mechanism: Taiwan Air Force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command on Monday (May 30) clarified its reasons for canceling a recent Patriot II missile-firing drill, following news reports that it had failed to launch ...

Taiwan turns coast guard vessels into 'ship killers'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Coast Guard vessels are being transformed into missile-launching “ship killers” that could be quickly rolled out to defend the nation in the event of a ...

China's Liaoning could be as vulnerable as Russia's Moskva to Taiwan's missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Liaoning aircraft carrier, which was built in the same shipyard as Russia's flagship, the Moskva, could be equally vulnerable to Taiwan's anti-ship mis...

Taiwan military to deter Chinese naval forces from invading with missile squadrons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to establish anti-ship missile squadrons to counter potential invading Chinese naval forces. According to military sources, the first phase will involve se...

Taiwan test-fires missiles on east, west coasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) test-fired two missiles at Jiupeng military base in Pingtung County and Chenggong Township in Taitung...

Taiwan's new Hsiung Sheng missile can reach Wuhan, Qingdao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Details have emerged about Taiwan's new surface-to-surface missile, the Hsiung Sheng (雄昇飛彈), showing that it can reach as far north as Qingdao in China's Shandong ...

Military expert advises Taiwan to consider developing air-launched Hsiung Feng II missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should look into developing an air-launched version of the Hsiung Feng II missile to better counter naval forces, military expert Chen Kuo-ming (陳國銘), said on Wedne...

On Taiwanese island, drills underscore strategic importance and vulnerability

Taiwan held live fire drills in its northernmost territory on Wednesday, putting the spotlight on a remote island that is strategically located at a chokepoint near China - and potentially vulnerable ...

Taiwan's NCSIST to test fire missiles later this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shang Institute for Science and Technology (NCSIST) announced on Thursday (March 10) that it will test-fire a number of missiles later this month. NC...

Taiwan-made guided missile corvette fires Sea Sword II missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Navy vessel known as an “aircraft carrier killer” fired new domestically made Sea Sword II missiles as a test, reports said Thursday (Dec. 2). The Ta Chia...

Taiwan Coast Guard to take delivery of 3rd Anping-class patrol vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will take delivery of its third of 12 planned Anping-class catamaran offshore patrol vessels Thursday (Oct. 28), and the fourth will b...

Taiwan starts construction on 2nd Tuo Chiang-class corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan started construction on a second Tuo Chiang-class corvette in Yilan County on Wednesday (Oct. 6). The new corvette is being built in partnership with shipbuilder...