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Taiwan indigenous drone crashes in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crash-landed in Taitung Forest Park on Thursday night (Feb. 18) at around 6:33 p.m. Eyewitnesses spotted the drone flying at...

Taiwan to increase production of indigenous missiles in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will ramp up production of a range of indigenous weapons systems this year, including anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has inst...

Taiwan's MND refutes rumors that training ammunition for self-developed gun is subpar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Sunday (Feb. 7) refuted rumors that the training ammunition for the 30-millimeter gun developed by the Armaments Burea...

Taiwan shows off jets equipped with Wan Chien missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After dozens of Chinese military planes intruded into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the past weekend, the Air Force on Tuesday (Jan. 26) showe...

Taiwan's NCSIST begins 2nd wave of missile tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) on Thursday (Jan. 14) began its second wave of long-range missile trial launches. The NCSIST had pr...

3 Taiwan-made Teng Yun drones spotted at Taitung airbase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three domestically made Teng Yun unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were spotted Wednesday (Jan. 13) at Chihhang Air Force Base in Taitung. A photo taken by a military enth...

Taiwan carries out its first 'infinite altitude' missile test of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The state-owned National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) successfully test-fired a missile with the highest trajectory altitude of "infinity&qu...

Chinese warship sails near area designated for planned Taiwanese missile tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese warship sailed close to Taitung County’s Orchid Island, in an area where Taiwan is planning to test-fire a new missile, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 23). ...

China's tanks 'court death' from Taiwan's Kestrel rockets: General

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a video released by China's state-run media showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) tanks "successfully defeating" Taiwanese forces in a mo...

US approves export of sonar system for Taiwan's domestic submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States has approved an export license for a digital sonar system to be installed on Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine, Vice Defense Minister Chang Che-p...

Taiwan schedules missile tests before year's end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Missile tests are scheduled to take place over four days in late December in an area off the coast of southeast Taiwan’s Taitung County, the Fisheries Agency announc...

Combat system for planned missile frigates currently under review: Taiwan Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Navy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ao I-chih (敖以智) said Sunday (Dec. 7) that the Navy is reviewing a new combat system for the nation’s domestic guided-missile f...

Taiwan hopes to obtain 2 imported submarine components in early 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is likely to obtain imported components for its indigenous submarine program, including battlefield integration systems and digital sonar equipment in January at th...

President to kick off construction of Taiwan's first indigenous submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be present as construction begins on Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine at a Kaohsiung shipyard on Nov. 24, the Presidential Offic...

Taiwan military drone to start production in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The locally developed Teng Yun (騰雲) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will start production in 2024, the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday (Nov. 19). Extensive tes...