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President vows to boost Taiwan's defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 14) pledged to strengthen Taiwan’s defense capabilities during the inauguration ceremony of the Navy’s first and s...

Taiwan Navy receives final pair of rapid mine-laying ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy took delivery of its third and fourth rapid mine-laying ships on Thursday (Dec. 16) at Suao Port in Yilan. During the handover ceremony, Navy Commander ...

Taiwan starts construction on 2nd Tuo Chiang-class corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan started construction on a second Tuo Chiang-class corvette in Yilan County on Wednesday (Oct. 6). The new corvette is being built in partnership with shipbuilder...

Taiwan-built fishing training ship to be completed in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work officially started Wednesday (Sept. 29) on the first-ever Taiwan-built fishing training ship conforming to international standards, with the project scheduled to be c...

Taiwan president launches domestically made guided missile corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Sept. 9) commissioned the Navy’s domestically made “Ta Chiang” corvette, the first of six vessels with air defe...

Taiwan Navy launches first locally-built rapid mine-laying vessel

The Navy on Tuesday (Aug 4) held a launch ceremony for Taiwan's first domestically-built rapid mine-laying ship as well as a keel-laying ceremony for the second of four minelayers that are part of...

Six Taiwanese shipbuilders capable of making assault vessels, says Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—In response to legislators’ concern about the capability and human resources of Taiwanese shipyards, the Navy Command said on Friday (April 26) that six domestic shipy...

Taiwanese domestic shipbuilder gets bid to build 11 corvettes, 4 minelayers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Military officials on Sunday (Dec. 2) announced domestic ship maker Lung Teh Shipbuilding (龍德造船) has won the bid to mass produce 11 Tuo Chiang-class corvettes and four minelaye...

Philippine Navy successfully tests fires first-ever missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy announced a successful test fire of the Israeli developed "Spike-ER" portable missile system on Aug. 9, marking the first ever missile launch...

Taiwan’s first wind powered boat launched in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's first ever domestically made wind powered boat was launched today at an event to promote the construction of an offshore wind electricity port in Taichung Har...