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Defense minister says China could launch 'full-scale invasion' of Taiwan by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Oct. 6) estimated that China will have the ability to launch a "full-scale invasion" of Taiwan b...

39 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ, research ship spotted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 39 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Saturday (Oct. 2), the day after a record 38 planes did so, and a Chi...

Taiwanese legislators visit domestic missile maker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators on Wednesday (Sept. 29) paid a confidential visit to the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) in New Taipei City to inspect the pro...

Taiwan cancels National Day reception over COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Saturday (Sept. 25) that the National Day reception has been canceled, as no foreign delegations have been invited to visit ...

Taiwan to show 4 missile types, 47 aircraft at Double Ten National Day event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apart from a huge flag, the Double Ten National Day parade on Oct. 10 will also see 47 aircraft fly over the Presidential Office Building and four new types of missiles mo...

Taiwan to mass produce extended range anti-ship missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Cabinet on Thursday (Sept 16) approved a military weapons procurement plan that allows for the mass production of an extended-range variant of the Hsiung Fe...

Taiwan deploys Hsiung Feng anti-ship missiles at Taichung military base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy has deployed Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missiles at a newly constructed base in Taichung that houses multiple naval units. Under the Xunlei Project, the ...

New warship to be handed over to Taiwan Navy Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military personnel have announced that the latest Tuo Chiang-class corvette, the Ta Chiang, has completed operational evaluations and will be handed over to the ...

Taiwan Navy to deploy new air defense missile system in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Sea Sword II air defense missile system has passed live-fire trials, completed operational evaluations, and is ready to be deployed on Taiwan Navy ships by August. ...

Sky Bow III missiles completed ahead of schedule: Taiwan's defense ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed Wednesday (March 30) that production of the military's land-based Sky Bow III air defense missiles has been completed ...

Missile developments could shape status quo in Taiwan Strait

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Exactly how many missiles communist China is aiming at Taiwan while you read this is a question no one can answer with certainty. Estimates range from 1,500 to over ...

Taiwan to increase production of indigenous missiles in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will ramp up production of a range of indigenous weapons systems this year, including anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has inst...

Taiwan military holds combat readiness exercises ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Wednesday (Jan. 27) showcased a mobile radar unit, missile launcher, and satellite vehicle as it conducted a series of drills at ...

Chinese chopper perfect target for Taiwan's 'aircraft carrier killer'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media on Wednesday (Dec. 16) claimed that its Z-9 helicopter can sink Taiwan's newly launched "aircraft carrier killer" corvette, but it failed...

Taiwan launches 'aircraft carrier killer' corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Navy on Tuesday (Dec. 15) launched its first heavily armed corvette, nicknamed the "aircraft carrier killer" (航母殺手) due to its armament of subsonic ...