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...

Can Taiwanese missiles destroy Three Gorges Dam? Only tiny dents: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to a suggestion by Taiwanese netizens that Taiwan's missiles could be used to destroy the Three Gorges Dam in response to an attack by China, a military expert ...

Taiwanese Navy officers sentenced to prison for deadly missile misfire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The three Taiwanese Navy officers prosecuted for a fatal misfiring of a supersonic missile that claimed the life of a fisherman in July 2016 were sentenced to up to two ye...

A missile too far

Taiwan faces a serious threat from its close neighbor, China. The communist country has installed over 1,000 missiles on the other side of the Taiwan Strait to point toward the island, threatening it ...

KMT policy chief could face questions about missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors were likely to summon Kuomintang policy chief Alex Tsai for questioning as a witness in connection with last week’s missile misfiring, reports said Wednesday. The ...

Improper for Navy sailors to kneel to dead fisherman: retired brass

Two retired military generals have said that the Navy should not have agreed to the demand of the victim's family that the sailors involved in a fatal missile fiasco crawl on their knees as they ente...

Missile firing not deliberate: prosecutors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following raids on the homes of the two main suspects in last week’s fatal missile misfiring, prosecutors concluded that the incident was not deliberate, reports said Tuesday. ...

Fishermen recount shock of missile strike on their boat

Kaohsiung, July 5 (CNA) The two migrant fishermen said Tuesday that when the boat they were on was hit by a missile from Taiwan last Friday they were both asleep and had no idea what had happened but...

No video of vessel's operations room in missile mishap: prosecutors

There was no surveillance video in the operations room of the Chinchiang-class corvette, which accidentally fired a missile that killed a fisherman July 1, prosecutors said Sunday. Kaohsiung distri...