Taiwan lawmaker voices concern over weapons developer traveling overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese lawmaker voiced security concerns Wednesday (Oct. 16) over staff at defense developer National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) tra...

Open house event at Tainan Air Base in S. Taiwan on Oct. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will hold an open house event at the Tainan airbase from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 19), according to a press release ...

Taiwan's new trainer jets may be used in combat against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan unveiled its new, domestically-developed trainer jets on Tuesday (Sept. 24), with one scholar saying the aircraft could be used for combat if there was a war with C...

Taiwan Air Force will lose advantage in 2027 without F-16V jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan needs the 66 F-16V jets it has ordered from the United States as soon as possible as its present fighters will lose their advantage in 2027, the Air Force said Frid...

Taiwan president opens Ketagalan Forum: 2019 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue

President Tsai Ing-wen opened the Ketagalan Forum: 2019 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue Aug. 20 in Taipei City, reaffirming the government’s commitment to working with like-minded partners in adv...

US tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China. Two U....

US says Taiwan defense spending to rise with China threat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — America's top representative in Taiwan said Thursday that Washington expects the island to continue increasing its defense spending as Chinese security threats to the U...

Taiwan president tests F-16 simulator at defense technology exhibition

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday made clear her intention to buy more upgraded F-16 fighter jets from the United States and expressed hope that the U.S. will reach a deci...

Photo of the Day: Cockpit view inside Taiwan-made warplane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A missile can be seen being launched in this photograph taken inside of a Taiwanese-built Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) on Wednesday (May 29). In the photo, a pilot takin...

Taiwan's army repulses simulated Chinese beach assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Troops from Taiwan's Army, Navy, and Air Force took part in a mock counterattack on a simulated landing on a beach in southern Taiwan by China's PLA forces on Thursday ...

Taiwan military holds largest live-fire drills in five years off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military mobilized 22 ships and 22 aircraft to hold its largest seabound live-fire drills in five years off Taiwan’s east coast Wednesday morning (May 22). Th...

Taiwan officials to break ground on secret submarine facility on May 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) disclosed on Sunday (May 5) that a ground-breaking ceremony would be held for a secret facility to construct and repair Taiwan's domesti...

President Tsai insists Taiwan not intimidated by Beijing threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday (April 16) that Taiwan’s military has the capacity and determination to defend the country, and will not allow coercion to ...

Taiwan might have to wait a long time for its F-16V jets: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Even though Trump Administration officials have reportedly agreed to Taiwan’s request to buy 66 F-16V jets, the country might have to wait longer than expected for their d...

Taiwan could receive new F-16V jets as soon as 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan could begin to receive its first batch of 66 new F16V fighter jets from the U.S. as soon as the end of 2020. Taiwan has made new progress in the purchase of 66 F16V j...