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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...

Taiwan Air Force test-fires domestic cruise missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-seater Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) from the Air Force’s First Fighter Wing on Wednesday (Nov. 11) took off from Tainan to carry out a test firing of the d...

Taiwan-made Teng Yun drones spotted at Taitung airbase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two domestically produced Teng Yun unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were spotted on Thursday (Nov. 5) at Chihhang (志航) Air Force Base in Taitung. The drones are being dev...

Missile test surprises residents of northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The firing of a missile in Yilan County Wednesday morning (Oct. 28) was heard by people as far as 20 kilometers away, but they only saw the exhaust plume, according to loc...

Taiwan aims missiles at China to foil invasion plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lost in the daily barrage of speculation about China's planned invasion of Taiwan is the fact that the latter is both acquiring and building a mass arsenal of its own ...

Taiwan to complete upgrades of aging submarines by 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Wednesday (Sept. 30) that the program to upgrade the Taiwanese Navy Chien Lung-class submarines will be launched next year and ...