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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...

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...

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...

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 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 ...

Taiwan aims missiles at China to foil invasion plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lost in the daily barrage of speculation about China's planned invasion of Taiwan is the fact that the latter is both acquiring and building a mass arsenal of its own ...

Taiwan conducts 4 days of live-fire missile tests off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid rising tensions and reports of large-scale military maneuvers by China, Taiwan is conducting four days of live-fire missile tests off its east coast, reports said Fri...

Taiwan F-16s armed with MK-84 bombs for invasion war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In preparation for this month’s Han Kuang 36 war games, Taiwanese F-16 jets have been armed with 2,000-pound bomb loads, while missile transports were spotted in the...

Taiwan military to produce Hsiung Feng II B anti-ship missile in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military will begin manufacturing the Hsiung Feng II B anti-ship missile, an improved version of the Hsiung Feng II, in 2021, UDN reported Thursday (Jan. 2)....

Taiwan tests missiles off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two missiles which were fired off Taiwan’s east coast might have been extended-range versions of the Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile, reports said Wednesday (July ...

Taiwan military announces results of Hsiung Feng III missile test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hsiung Feng III missile only needs 71 seconds to destroy a target at a distance of 47 kilometers, Taiwan’s military news agency said Friday (June 7). The resu...

Taiwan's NCSIST rejects claim missile sank Argentina submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A controversial theory surrounding the destruction of an Argentinian submarine that sank in 2017 suggests that a missile manufactured in Taiwan was the cause of the ARA Sa...

President Tsai orders rapid production of Taiwan's indigenous missiles: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday, Jan. 25, President Tsai Ing-wen directed the Ministry of National Defense and National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) to accelerate pla...

Taiwan Navy releases promo video showcasing Hsiung Feng III missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 1, Taiwan’s Navy headquarters released a short promotional video entitled “Toward 2019,” which showcases some of the Navy’s vessels and equ...

'Made in Taiwan' weapons systems showcased at Malaysian defense conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) is impressing representatives of the world’s defense industries at the Defense Servic...