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Taiwan tests second Teng Yun 2 drone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second prototype of the indigenous Teng Yun 2 drone was seen flying near the Jiashan Air Force Base for tests, reports said Thursday (Dec. 23). Tests on the first p...

Taiwan Navy receives final pair of rapid mine-laying ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy took delivery of its third and fourth rapid mine-laying ships on Thursday (Dec. 16) at Suao Port in Yilan. During the handover ceremony, Navy Commander ...

Taiwan-made guided missile corvette fires Sea Sword II missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Navy vessel known as an “aircraft carrier killer” fired new domestically made Sea Sword II missiles as a test, reports said Thursday (Dec. 2). The Ta Chia...

Taiwan to upgrade M60A3 TTS tanks in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army will upgrade equipment and systems on some of its 460 M60A3 TTS tanks beginning next year, reports said Friday (Nov. 5). Since the vehicles will be used for so...

Taiwan to carry out drone test flights off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has announced it will carry out drone flight tests off Taiwan’s east coast next week. NCSIST ...

Taiwan starts construction on 2nd Tuo Chiang-class corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan started construction on a second Tuo Chiang-class corvette in Yilan County on Wednesday (Oct. 6). The new corvette is being built in partnership with shipbuilder...

39 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ, research ship spotted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 39 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Saturday (Oct. 2), the day after a record 38 planes did so, and a Chi...

Taiwanese legislators visit domestic missile maker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators on Wednesday (Sept. 29) paid a confidential visit to the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) in New Taipei City to inspect the pro...

Taiwan to mass produce extended range anti-ship missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Cabinet on Thursday (Sept 16) approved a military weapons procurement plan that allows for the mass production of an extended-range variant of the Hsiung Fe...

Taiwan Air Force plans to spend US$1 billion on bases, missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the annual Han Kuang wargames proceed into their third day Wednesday (Sept. 15), reports said the Air Force had budgeted NT$33 billion (US$1.19 billion) on repairing ai...

Taiwan president launches domestically made guided missile corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Sept. 9) commissioned the Navy’s domestically made “Ta Chiang” corvette, the first of six vessels with air defe...

Taiwan-made drones to be deployed in upcoming Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second-generation Teng Yun unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by the National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), has been conducting extens...

Taiwan to equip 6 Kang Ding-class frigates with new missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy will upgrade its six Kang Ding-class frigates to improve their air and missile defenses by installing new missile systems. The program, costing a total of NT$4...

Taiwan deploys Hsiung Feng anti-ship missiles at Taichung military base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy has deployed Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missiles at a newly constructed base in Taichung that houses multiple naval units. Under the Xunlei Project, the ...

Taiwan to hold missile tests in mid-August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology NCSIST on Saturday (Aug. 7) announced it will conduct a series of missile-firing tests later this month. Acc...