Taiwan should think big with defense manufacturing plans

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The global defense market was worth an estimated US$1.8 trillion in 2018. That’s an increase of 2.6 percent on the previous year. While it is an industry that is ...

Foreign arms buyers show interest in Taiwan’s Sky Bow III missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese-developed Sky Bow III surface-to-air missile boasts of a nose cone which can resist temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees, provoking interest from overseas...

Taiwan tests new anti-ship missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A high-ranking Taiwan military official has confirmed the military is testing a new short-range anti-ship missile developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science...

Mysterious radar ship spotted off coast of S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos have recently surfaced apparently showing a naval vessel prowling the waters off the coast of southern Taiwan with a massive newly mounted radar tower on top, leadi...

Man killed after sawing into Hydra 70 rocket in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly man was killed by an explosion on Sunday (Oct. 20) when he mistook an armed military rocket for a piece of scrap metal. The 72-year-old man, surnamed Wu (吳),...

Taiwan building fleet of Kamikaze drones to counter attack by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is building a fleet of suicide drones to strike targets in China in the event of an attack by the People's Liberation Army. At the Taipei Aerospace and Defen...

Taiwan lawmaker voices concern over weapons developer traveling overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese lawmaker voiced security concerns Wednesday (Oct. 16) over staff at defense developer National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) tra...

Taiwan's Tien-Kung III missile modified for ship-based launch platforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s Navy has reportedly succeeded in modifying the domestically produced Tien-Kung III (天弓三型) missile system, also known as the Sky Bow III, to be deployable on ...

President Tsai unveils prototype for Taiwan's advanced jet trainers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) unveiled the prototype of Taiwan’s advanced jet trainer in Taichung on Tuesday (Sept. 24), declaring it to be a new chapter for the coun...

Taiwan's Navy places order for locally built anti-ship guns

The Navy has recently signed a contract to acquire three indigenous short-range anti-ship systems produced by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), the military said Fr...

Taiwan opens first national drone testing site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) increase in number in Taiwan, the government is preparing to introduce new legislation regulating their use in differe...

Taiwan to develop smart defenses at full speed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has kicked off a 10-year program to develop smart defense technologies incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), 5G cellular network...

Taiwan Navy missile boat program delayed due to lack of funds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Navy has been forced to suspend its missile boat project until more funding becomes available, according to a report from the United Daily News (UDN). Despit...

Taiwan president tests F-16 simulator at defense technology exhibition

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday made clear her intention to buy more upgraded F-16 fighter jets from the United States and expressed hope that the U.S. will reach a deci...

Taiwan's NCSIST ordered to expedite missile production programs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After many years of developing and testing missile and rocket technology to ensure Taiwan’s ability to defend against attacks from China’s People’s Liber...