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ADIZ intrusions by China cost Taiwan Air Force extra NT$710 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Frequent intrusions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) by Chinese military aircraft have led the Air Force to budget an extra NT$710.13 million (US...

Taiwan Air Force denies rumors of runway extension plan on Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command on Sunday (April 17) shut down rumors that it is planning to extend the runway on Taiping Island. The command said Taiping Island’s runway i...

All Taiwan Air Force jets back in air after crash except F-5E

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The F-5E is the only type of jet still not allowed to fly following thorough checks after a fatal mid-air collision on March 22, the Air Force said Tuesday (April 6). O...

Taiwan estimates missing F-16 located 1,000 meters under the sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are indications the F-16 fighter jet that went missing four days ago could be 1,000 meters under the sea, reports said Saturday (Nov. 21). Colonel Chiang Cheng-ch...

Livestock ship carrying 42 crew missing off southern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese rescuers were searching Thursday for a livestock ship with 42 crew members on board that sent a distress signal during rough weather off southern Japan. The Coa...

US E-8C spy plane spotted south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sophisticated U.S. Air Force E-8C was spotted circling just off the southern tip of Taiwan on Tuesday (July 21) and was soon joined by two other American reconnaissance ...

US military aircraft sighted near Taiwan’s airspace for 8th day counting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon airplane was spotted flying over the Bashi Channel on Sunday (June 28), marking eight days in a row that U.S. military aircraft sightings were re...

Taiwan anti-submarine aircraft accompanies US military planes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A P-3C anti-submarine aircraft recently spotted in the company of two U.S. military planes over the Bashi Channel was probably Taiwanese, former Pentagon official Drew Tho...

US Navy plane uses ‘Happy Day’ call sign on day of Taiwan presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United States Navy aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel separating south Taiwan from the Philippines using the call sign “Happy Day” Wednesday (May 20), the ...

US bombers fly near NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (May 4), the Twitter account Aircraft Spots, which tracks military air movements, revealed that two U.S. B-1B supersonic bombers flew from Guam to the East China...

US Navy plane nears Taiwan airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft flew near southern Taiwan on Saturday (April 25) morning, marking the 12th time a U.S. military aircraft entered Taiwanese a...

China to buy 1.4 million body armor units for war with Taiwan, US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads across the globe, Communist China on Saturday (Feb. 23) announced that it is purchasing 1.4 million body armor units for war with Taiwan a...

US Air Force sends anti-submarine aircraft from Okinawa to S. Taiwan and back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A P-3C anti-submarine aircraft of the United States Air Force flew from Okinawa, approached southern Taiwan, and returned on Thursday (Feb. 13), just one day after three o...

Japanese warship heads to Middle East to protect tankers

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese warship departed Sunday for the Middle East to ensure the safety of the country's oil tankers in waters where tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high. Th...

Japan OKs divisive plan to send naval troops to Mideast

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday approved a contentious plan to send its naval troops to the Middle East to ensure the safety of Japanese ships transporting oil to the energy-poor country that heavily dep...