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...

Legislators concerned Taiwan's reservists not ready for war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National Defense Committee is scheduled to review the 2020 budget for the Ministry of National Defense, but members of the committee...

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 ...

9 retired Taiwanese generals skip Communist China anniversary fearing NT$10 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine retired Taiwanese generals reportedly skipped the celebrations for Communist China's 70th anniversary in Beijing on Tuesday (Oct. 1) because they feared having to...

Taiwan shipbuilder sentenced to 25 years in Navy minesweeper scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The owner of one of Taiwan’s main shipbuilding companies was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday (September 27) for fraudulently obtaining loans from banks to inv...

US Air Force special ops tanker plane flies over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An MC-130J aerial refueling aircraft from the United States Air Force Special Operations Command flew close to the middle line of the Taiwan Strait Thursday (September...

Taiwan Army to receive first M1A2T tanks from U.S. in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Army will receive the first of the 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks it ordered from the United States in 2022, with their arrival in Taiwan scheduled for the following year, the...

Taiwan eyeing purchase of new Paladin howitzers from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 23) said that the M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer "meets the needs of Taiwan's defensive o...

US Navy guided missile cruiser sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the day Taiwan announced diplomatic relations with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati were ending, a United States Navy guided missile cruiser sailed through the Tai...

13 Myanmarese crewmen rescued from capsized cargo ship off Keelung

All the crew of the Sierra Leone-registered cargo vessel JI Shun, which capsized in waters off Keelung, have been rescued, the National Rescue Command Center (NRCC) said Thursday. The ship, which h...

3 same-sex couples to join in Taiwan's mass military weddings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time ever, three same-sex couples have signed up for the annual mass military weddings for two branches of Taiwan's armed services. According to Ministry o...

Taiwan defense report details coastal strategy to repel Chinese forces

Taiwan's latest defense report, released Wednesday, made public for the first time the military's plans to repel invading Chinese forces along the coast of Taiwan proper as part of the country...

Taiwan military corrects record after New York Times publishes false claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (Sept. 10) issued a statement critical of a story in The New York Times that falsely alleged that the MND woul...

Canadian Navy frigate makes transit through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the second time in less than three months, the Royal Canadian Navy on Tuesday (Sept. 10) carried out a transit of the Taiwan Strait while heading towards the South Chi...

Taiwan sending teams to Europe, US to verify submarine prototype components

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –As Taiwan’s indigenous submarine project approaches construction of the first prototype, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) is preparing to dispatch teams of expe...