Taiwan military holds largest live-fire drills in five years off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military mobilized 22 ships and 22 aircraft to hold its largest seabound live-fire drills in five years off Taiwan’s east coast Wednesday morning (May 22). Th...

Taiwan's Han Kuang drills to feature F-16Vs, Perry-class frigates

A wide range of military equipment, weapons and vehicles, including F-16V fighter jets from the United States, Taiwan's indigenous Clouded Leopard armored vehicles and two U.S.-made Perry-class gu...

Taiwan's Navy conducts an open house in Hualien

Hualien (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Navy is in the midst of conducting an “Open House” event in Hualien Harbor lasting until Monday (April 1) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., as announced ...

Taiwan Navy’s 'Fleet of Friendship' will make Hualien port call for open house event

Hualien (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Navy has announced that it will be conducting an “Open House” event in Hualien Harbor on Sunday and Monday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days...

Taiwan military aims to bolster asymmetric warfare capability with array of new tech

TAIPEI ( Taiwan News) – In line with the Executive Yuan’s latest policy report on the country’s state of military preparedness, the government is requesting budgetary approval from t...

Taiwan Navy showcases MK13 missile systems aboard new Perry-class frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 21, the Navy held a public demonstration of the MK13 missile platform mounted onto one of the newly commissioned Perry-class frigates purchased from the United Sta...

Taiwan commissions warships amid China threat warnings

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president has commissioned a pair of guided missile frigates that are expected to boost the island's ability to counter Chinese submarines amid rising military threats f...

Taiwan President attends commissioning ceremony for two naval ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated on Thursday that the two newly commissioned frigates are a message to the international community that Taiwanese people will defend the...

Taiwan Navy to commission two U.S.-made Perry-class frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Navy will commission two Perry-class frigates on Thursday, strengthening its anti-submarine capabilities. The PFG-1112 Ming Chuan and the PFG-1115 Feng Chia arrived...

Two Perry-class frigates to be commissioned by Taiwan Navy in Nov.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Perry-class guided missile frigates purchased from the U.S. during the Obama administration will be ready for active duty in November, announced Vice Admiral Lee Chung-hsia...

Trump’s pick for Australia envoy: attempts by China to force reunification of Taiwan ‘unacceptable’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a U.S. congressional hearing, Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Australia Harry Harris said in a written testimony that “any attempt by China to forc...

Two Perry-class frigates to arrive in Taiwan May 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Perry-class frigates ordered from the United States and equipped with a sonar system to track submarines should arrive in Kaohsiung on May 13, reports said Tuesday. ...

Latest U.S. arms sale not enough to defend Taiwan: WSJ

The latest package of U.S. weapons to be sold to Taiwan is not enough for the island's defense, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said in its Opinion section Monday. The U.S. government on Dec....

Taiwan needs more weapons faster

On Wednesday, the administration of United States President Barack Obama notified Congress of a proposal to sell US$1.83 billion (NT$60 billion) worth of military hardware to Taiwan. The package inc...

U.S. senators urge Obama to address arms sales to Taiwan

Washington, Nov. 21 (CNA) Two heavyweight United States senators have urged U.S. President Barack Obama to address American arms sales to Taiwan even if doing so brings "short-term tensions" to U.S....