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Jet fighters to welcome Taiwan's Olympians on their journey home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Mirage 2000 fighter jets will meet the flight carrying Taiwanese Olympians as it makes its way home Wednesday (Aug. 4) afternoon in a show of national support for the...

COVID forces Taiwan to delay life-extension work on French-built missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Life-extension work on French-built MICA and Magic 2 air-to-air missiles has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, reports said Tuesday (Aug. 3). In 1992, Taiwan signe...

Taiwan postpones highway landing drills due to spike in COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year’s Air Force highway landing drills have been postponed due to the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases. The decision comes as the Ministry of National D...

All Taiwan Air Force jets back in air after crash except F-5E

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The F-5E is the only type of jet still not allowed to fly following thorough checks after a fatal mid-air collision on March 22, the Air Force said Tuesday (April 6). O...

Military runway reconstruction in Taiwan's Hsinchu to be finished in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military pointed out Sunday (April 4) that the runway construction project at Hsinchu Air Base will be completed by May. The nation’s fleet of Mirag...

Taiwan's Air Force grounds F-5s pending crash probe

Taiwan's Air Force on Thursday (Oct. 29) temporarily suspended the operation of all its F-5 fighter jets following an incident off Taiwan's east coast earlier the same day that resulted in the...

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The warring parties in Libya and their international backers — the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Jordan vs Turkey and Qatar — violated a U.N. arms embargo on the oil-rich nort...

Taiwan's Air Force conducts drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the early hours of the second day of the 36th Han Kuang exercise, various types of aircraft took off from bases along Taiwan's west coast and flew to Hualien’...

Mirage fighters based in Northern Taiwan to be temporarily relocated

Most of the Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets based at the Hsinchu air base will be temporarily moved to another location for about two years due to scheduled runway maintenance, Defense Minister Yen De-fa (...

Concerns emerge about reports of coronavirus quarantine at Taiwan air force base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National security concerns have emerged amid unconfirmed reports that Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients will be quarantined at the Hsinchu Air Force Base housing Mirag...

UN report: Chilling details of Libya migrant center strike

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations revealed on Monday chilling new details about an airstrike that smashed into a migrant detention center in Libya, killing at least 50 people. The July...

Taiwan and U.S. sign agreement for F-16V fighter jet deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and the United States have signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the purchase of 66 F-16V fighter jets and other weapons, the Ministry of National Def...

Taiwan finds black box from Mirage jet two years after disappearance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Air Force recently found the black box of a Mirage 2000 fighter jet that disappeared off Keelung with one pilot on board almost two years ago, reports said Thursday (O...

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 ...

Taiwan Air Force will lose advantage in 2027 without F-16V jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan needs the 66 F-16V jets it has ordered from the United States as soon as possible as its present fighters will lose their advantage in 2027, the Air Force said Frid...