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Taiwan moves IDF, Mirage jets to Taiwan Strait islands, east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Air Force has moved Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) and Mirage 2000 jets to Penghu in the Taiwan Strait and to Taitung on the east coast in response to incursions by...

Taiwan's Mirage fighters return to skies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s fleet of Mirage 2000 fighters returned to the skies on Friday (April 1) after being grounded due to one of the aircraft crashing into the sea on March 14. ...

Taiwan's Mirage jets to resume flights more than 2 weeks after crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military says all of its Mirage 2000 jets can operate again beginning Friday (April 1), more than two weeks after one of the aircraft crashed into the ocean off the so...

Taiwan Air Force locates downed Mirage fighter's black box, fuselage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command announced on Thursday (March 24) that it has located the black box and wreckage of the Mirage 2000 fighter jet that crashed off the coast earlier thi...

Taiwan's defense minister says Mirage fighter crash not due to spare parts shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cause of the crash of a Mirage-2000 on Monday (March 14) is not a lack of parts, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said Tuesday (March 15). A single-seat Mirage...

Taiwan air force Mirage fighter lost, pilot ejects safely

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s air force said one of its French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets appears to have been lost off the island’s east coast, but the pilot has been rescued after parachuting to...

Taiwan Air Force denies crashed Mirage fighter was intercepting Chinese military aircraft

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force denied reports that a Mirage 2000-5 fighter was in the process of intercepting Chinese military aircraft before plunging into the sea on Monday (March 14). ...

Taiwan Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Air Force Mirage fighter jet crashed off the east coast on Monday (March 14), but the pilot safely ejected and has already been rescued. The Air Force Command Headqu...

Mirage 2000 undergoes repairs after tires overheat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The wheels of a Mirage 2000 fighter jet overheated upon landing Sunday (Jan. 23), the Air Force said. The fighter jet had conducted a training mission in Taitung. Immed...

Shoddy JF-17 fighters throw doubt on quality of Chinese-made jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to China’s state media narrative, the country’s modern aircraft are the best in the world, yet Pakistan’s experience with the Chinese-made JF-1...

Taiwan inks another deal with France for Mirage 2000 logistics training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Friday (Jan. 7) that Taiwan has signed another agreement with France on logistics training and other support services f...

Taiwan signs Mirage missile system service agreement with MBDA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force has signed a NT$429 million (US$15.5 million) agreement with French-based MBDA to service the missile systems for its Mirage 2000 jets, reports said Thursday...

Taiwan deploys advanced F-16V fighter jets amid China threat

CHIAYI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has deployed the most advanced version of the F-16 fighter jet in its air force, as the self-ruled island steps up its defense capabilities in the face of continuing...

Air Force to conduct Tienlong military exercise on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force will carry out its annual Tienlong military exercise in Pingtung’s Jiadong Township from Oct. 19-29, according to a military official. The large-sca...

Taiwan rejects China's 'path' amid show of military force

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing. Spe...