Taiwan ex-Defense Minister to pay compensation to ministry over wrongful execution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Defense Minister Chen Chao-min (陳肇敏) and four other defendants will have to pay a total of NT$59.57 million (US$1.93 million) to the Ministry of National Defense in...

Google Maps accidentally reveals Taiwan defense missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google revealed a 3D-rendered map of Taipei on Wednesday, and along with it revealed the secret location of some of Taiwan’s Patriot defense missiles. Google Maps...

Taiwan military aims to bolster asymmetric warfare capability with array of new tech

TAIPEI ( Taiwan News) – In line with the Executive Yuan’s latest policy report on the country’s state of military preparedness, the government is requesting budgetary approval from t...

Taiwan military to build own vehicle to replace Humvees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The military will build its own vehicles to succeed its aging Humvees because buying a replacement from the United States will be too expensive, the Apple Daily reported Saturda...

Taiwan protests provocative song and video released by China

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan's government has lodged a protest with Beijing over a song and a video clip released by China's Air Force on Sunday showing its efforts to unify with Taipei by forc...

President Tsai orders rapid production of Taiwan's indigenous missiles: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday, Jan. 25, President Tsai Ing-wen directed the Ministry of National Defense and National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) to accelerate pla...

US warships pass through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The US Navy sailed two warships through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait on Thursday, CNN reported, quoting the US Pacific Fleet, which oversees operations in the a...

Taiwan Navy showcases MK13 missile systems aboard new Perry-class frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 21, the Navy held a public demonstration of the MK13 missile platform mounted onto one of the newly commissioned Perry-class frigates purchased from the United Sta...

Video shows awesome power of Taiwan's Thunderbolt-2000 missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video of Taiwan's fearsome Thunderbolt-2000 missile system being launched during a live-fire drill was released to the public for the first time yesterday by the Military N...

Taiwan holds war drill to thwart Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's military on Thursday (Jan. 17) held a large-scale anti-amphibious landing exercise on its west coast as tensions mount between Taipei and Beijing, reported CNA. ...

Mirage 2000 jets only need 6 minutes to prepare for takeoff: Taiwan military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s French-built Mirage 2000 jets only need six minutes to get ready for takeoff, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday. Amid rising fears, partly by mil...

China worries over Taiwan's submarine program, implores US, other nations not to provide tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program nears the construction phase for its first prototype, China is getting worried, and expressing its unease by issuing warning...

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 military donates blood to boost reserves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to Taiwan’s critically low blood reserves, the armed forces begin a campaign to donate blood, reported CNA. Military spokesman Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉) sa...