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Taiwan to conduct live-fire drills, UAV flight trials next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) will conduct a live-fire drill and a UAV test flight next month, the Maritime Port Bureau (MPB) announced ...

Taiwan sends conscripts to top tech companies for alternative military service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conscripts with at least a master’s degree will be able to register for alternative military service at 400 companies, including technology leaders such as Taiwan Se...

Taiwan indigenous drone sets new flight record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's indigenous Tengyun 2 (騰雲二型) drone set a new flight record of 20 hours, a source told Liberty Times (LTN) on Dec. 24, showing it is capable of patrolling the T...

Taiwan's NCSIST completes Sky Sword III missile development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has completed development of the Sky Sword III air-to-air missile and is expected to begin ...

Taiwan begins mass production of land-based air defense systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Production of the TC-2 air defense system, which uses the Sky Sword II missile, is now in full swing. The system first underwent a series of tests in March to evaluate ...

Taiwan's new Ching Tien missiles can hit north of Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force has reportedly started taking deliveries of the Ching Tien (擎天) supersonic cruise missile, which has a range of 2,000 km, putting Beijing well within the mis...

Taiwan public visits corvette, amphibious landing platform dock

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy for the first time allowed the public to visit its Yushan amphibious transport dock and Ta Chiang “aircraft carrier killer” in Kaohsiung City Saturday...

Taiwan orders 10,000 Kestrel anti-armor missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) is buying 10,962 Kestrel anti-armor missiles to prepare for the extension of conscription to 12 months next year, reports said Satur...

Inspired by Ukraine, Taiwan reportedly developing sea drones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is taking a cue from the Ukraine war and developing uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) to enhance its naval capabilities, with production of two prototypes expected to...

Taiwan to station Sky Bow III missiles at 12 new bases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) is planning to station Sky Bow III anti-air missiles at 12 new bases, reports said Friday (Oct. 20). The plan was motivated by th...

Taiwan Air Force dismisses proposal to arm helicopters with Wan Chien missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Helicopters are ill-suited to be armed with the Wan Chien missile, the Air Force Command said in response to a Kuomintang (KMT) proposal to do so. KMT Legislator Wen Yu...

Taiwan arms manufacturer to deliver 1,000 missiles in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s top arms manufacturers will deliver more than 1,000 missiles to the country’s military next year, reports said Saturday (Sept. 16). For two ...

Taiwan president seeks to mass produce drones for military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan will mass produce drones to meet the needs of the country’s military following a defense exhibition in Taipei on Friday (Sep...

Video shows Taiwan's Land Sword II air defense system in action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video of Taiwan's domestically-developed Land Sword II (陸劍二) air defense system was featured at a major Taiwan defense expo on Thursday (Sept. 14). After a four-yea...

NCSIST showcases latest drone tech at Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) came out in full force at the 2023 Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE), which o...