US could announce sale of M1A2X tanks to Taiwan before July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military official has said the U.S. will announce the sale of M1A2X battle tanks to Taiwan within the next three months. Taiwan ramped up its requests for U.S.-built ...

Taiwan's request for new fighter jets asks US to advise on model, quantity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following reports last week that Taiwan had applied to purchase a new fleet of fighter jets from the United States, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Mo...

AI should be 'focal point' for Taiwan military to oppose China threat, says Defense Inst. Dir.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The acting Director of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), Yisuo Tzeng, recently published a paper promoting increased focus on AI applications by...

Taiwan military revamps 2019 drill plans to safeguard against Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced that it was in the process of updating the military’s drill schedule and the scope ...

Taiwan's Ministry of Nat. Defense proposes enhancing bio-weapons research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has proposed building a new high security lab for developing chemical and biological weapons over the next five years, ac...

Taiwan to finish mass production of armored vehicles by 2023

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan will begin mass production of its indigenous CM-34 "Clouded Leopard" eight-wheeled armored vehicles next year and is scheduled to complete the production of 284 of the...

Taiwan expands cyber defense: source

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to a rise in cyber attacks by agents outside of Taiwan, the Taiwanese government is undergoing another recruitment drive for cyber specialists. An official ...

Taiwan Indigenous Defense Submarine project nears construction phase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During a budget review session at the Legislative Yuan this week, the Committee of Foreign Affairs and National Defense discussed the indigenous defense submarine program ...

Taiwan military readies aircraft to respond to Indonesia earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to the catastrophic tsunami which struck Indonesia on Saturday, the Taiwan Air Force has mobilized and put in place a humanitarian relief strategy, the Ministr...

Commission urges end to honor guards at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a list of authoritarian items to be removed from the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) yesterday (Dec. 17) called for the abol...

Taiwan's Ministry of Nat. Defense rebuffs Transitional Justice Commission proposals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The Executive Yuan’s Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) held a meeting on Monday, Dec. 17 to mark the release of a biannual progress report on the work of pursuing...

Taiwan plans upgrade to Navy destroyers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will spend at least NT$1.99 billion (US$64.4 million) on upgrades to the electronics system of the Navy’s four Kidd-class destroyers, according to the Ministr...

Ministry of Nat. Defense urges calm as Chinese navy activity in Taiwan Strait increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) is urging calm amid an increase of Chinese naval vessels on the coast of China’s Fujian Province in the Taiwan Stra...

Pentagon and MND confirm passage of US guided-missile destroyer, oiler through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) has confirmed that, on Wednesday (Nov. 28), two US military vessels proceeded southward from the island country's northeaster...

Taiwan MND confirms plans for 45 micro-class missile assault boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) confirmed Taiwan has commissioned a fleet of 45 domestically made micro-class missile assault boats (微型飛彈突擊艇) at a cost of NT...