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Taiwan's development of next-generation fighter ahead of schedule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) stated on Thursday (April 15) that the nation's work to develop its next-generation fight...

All Taiwan Air Force jets back in air after crash except F-5E

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The F-5E is the only type of jet still not allowed to fly following thorough checks after a fatal mid-air collision on March 22, the Air Force said Tuesday (April 6). O...

Taiwan on schedule to complete F-16 upgrades by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Air Force has already upgraded 42 F-16 A/B jet fighters to the new F-16V standard, and it aims to complete all 141 planned upgrades by 2023. As part of a N...

Taiwan shows off jets equipped with Wan Chien missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After dozens of Chinese military planes intruded into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the past weekend, the Air Force on Tuesday (Jan. 26) showe...

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 fighter jets conduct live fire drills in ongoing Tian Long exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Air Force’s annual Tian Long exercise kicked off Monday (Oct. 19), various fighter jets have carried out precision missile firing drills aimed to reflect a...

Taiwan Air Force begins air defense drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s annual Tian Long exercise kicked off Monday (Oct. 19) with military aircraft carrying out drills at Hualien’s Chia Shan Air Force base and Skyg...

Taiwan unveils cruise missiles designed to strike Chinese military installations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Air Force on Tuesday (Sept. 22) displayed its new Wan Chien (萬劍, Ten Thousand Swords) air-to-ground cruise missiles at an offshore military base, along with i...

Taiwan's Tsai visits base following Chinese show of force

PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visited a military base on one of Taiwan’s outlying islands Tuesday in a display of resolve following a recent show of force by rival China. ...

Taiwan's Air Force Command refutes online rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force Command Headquarters on Sunday (Sept. 20) refuted internet claims that two Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) were surrounded by Chinese fighter jets, ...

Taiwan military holds rehearsal drill ahead of 36th Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan military held live-fire rehearsal drills at Taichung’s Ta Chia river and Chia Nan beach on Thursday (July 2), ahead of the 36th Han Kuang exercise. Ove...

China's missile stockpile has US, Taiwan on high alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing’s total number of land-launched ballistic missiles and cruise missiles has reached a high number, posing a serious threat to Taiwan, the U.S., and other Indo...

Video shows Taiwan's Brave Eagle soar for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new indigenous advanced jet trainer (AJT), or "Brave Eagle" (勇鷹, Yung Yin), took to the air for the first time on Wednesday (June 10). The new tr...

Taiwan's AIDC to conduct flight tests for Brave Eagle jet trainer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) has announced that its new Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer will make its first series of flight trials before the Drag...

Chinese warplanes conduct first-ever night flights near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese fighter jets and early warning aircraft were, for the first time ever, seen flying a night mission near Taiwan’s airspace on Monday (March 16), according to ...