Taiwan's enhanced Tiangong 3 missiles ready for mass production: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan continues to advance its missile technology to ensure the country’s defensive capabilities in the face of increased threats from China. According to recent...

Armed Forces holding military exercises defending Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Joint-drills between all branches of Tawian’s Armed Forces are being held this week along Taiwan’s Pacific Coast, having begun on Sept. 10. Given the quickly...

Taiwan allocates more cash for F-16 overhaul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense will add an additional NT$10.6 billion (US$340 million) to improve the performance and safety of its F-16 fighter aircraft f...

Minister of Nat. Defense expected to attend US-Taiwan Defense Conference in Maryland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second U.S. Defense Industry Conference for 2018 has been scheduled for Oct. 28-30 in Annapolis, Maryland, and Taiwanese Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) ...

Taiwan plans military drone fleet to protect coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's coastline will be patrolled by unmanned reconnaissance and armed drones in the future, according to funding allocated in Taiwan's 2019 draft budget. Th...

Taiwan to complete first domestic submarine in 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The construction of Taiwan’s first-ever domestic submarine should be completed by 2025 following the spending of NT$49.3 billion (US$1.6 billion) beginning next year...

Taiwan begins testing upgraded F-16V fighters 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week in Taichung, the Ministry of Defense (MND) started testing on the air force’s newest F-16 Viper fighter jets that have undergone modernization upgrades as ...

Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center upgrades disaster level after flooding in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center upgraded its alert level to "category A" on Aug. 25, after a tropical depression has caused significant flooding,...

Taiwan Air Force to transfer P-3C bombers from Pingtung to Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In light of the increasing tensions created by China’s political campaign of political suppression, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) is taking added...

Taiwan army, navy, air force to conduct joint anti-landing exercise in Southern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – All three branches of Taiwan's armed forces will conduct a joint anti-landing exercise in Pingtung County (屏東縣), southern Taiwan on August 21. The Ministry of Natio...

China Youth Corps determined to be KMT-affiliated, all assets frozen

The non-government China Youth Corps (CYC), which services mainly young people, was determined Tuesday to be an affiliated organization with the opposition Kuomintang (KMT). Lin Feng-cheng, head of...

Taiwan is the 10th biggest purchaser of U.S. arms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan spent US$7.5 billion (NTD$229.53 billion) on conventional arms, bought from the U.S. during 2008-2015, making the island nation the U.S.'s tenth biggest custome...

China's live-fire drills are 'tailored for Taiwan separatists'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese media reports that the live-fire military exercises taking place off the coast of Zhejiang Province this week, July 17-23, are “tailored for Taiwan separatis...

Taiwan to closely monitor Chinese live-fire drills near Zhejiang coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will closely monitor six days of Chinese live-fire drills off its east coast province of Zhejiang, according to the Ministry of National Defense. The ministry sa...

1st female AH-64E Apache pilot in Asia draws attention at Taiwan Army’s commissioning ceremony 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Army officially commissioned its AH-64E Apache attack helicopters Tuesday morning in Taoyuan with the first female AH-64E flight officer in Asia, Yang Yun-h...