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Taiwan manufacturer to more than double annual missile production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New production facilities will allow one of Taiwan’s top weapons makers, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), to double its annual m...

Taiwan's long-range radar allowed military to track Chinese missile launches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s long-range early warning radar allowed the military to keep tabs on the Dongfeng ballistic missiles launched by China on Thursday (Aug. 4), a high-level gov...

US fears China will launch no-fly zone over Taiwan before Pelosi visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration said China may try to impose a no-fly zone over Taiwan to prevent the visit of U.S. Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pe...

Allow Taiwan to buy weapons it needs

I have good news and unwelcome news. First, the pro-Taiwan American military, industry, and policymakers agreed with my analysis in the previous "Asymmetric warfare is not equal to asymmetric wea...

Missile launch canceled due to broken target drone launching mechanism: Taiwan Air Force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command on Monday (May 30) clarified its reasons for canceling a recent Patriot II missile-firing drill, following news reports that it had failed to launch ...

Military analysts recommend Taiwan bolster eastern defenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should beef up its eastern defenses given the recent Chinese military activities nearby, analysts said on Saturday (May 7). Chen Wen-chia (陳文甲), an associate pro...

Taiwan test-fires missiles on east, west coasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) test-fired two missiles at Jiupeng military base in Pingtung County and Chenggong Township in Taitung...

Taiwan to replace Hawk missiles with Sky Bow III in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military will complete the replacement of its 50-year-old Hawk missile systems by the Sky Bow III surface-to-air missiles next year, reports said Thursday (April 7). ...

On Taiwanese island, drills underscore strategic importance and vulnerability

Taiwan held live fire drills in its northernmost territory on Wednesday, putting the spotlight on a remote island that is strategically located at a chokepoint near China - and potentially vulnerable ...

Taiwan's NCSIST to test fire missiles later this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shang Institute for Science and Technology (NCSIST) announced on Thursday (March 10) that it will test-fire a number of missiles later this month. NC...

Subcontractor provided inferior Chinese parts to Taiwan’s Sky Bow missile program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A subcontractor imported parts of inferior quality from China for use in indigenous Sky Bow missiles but was found out in March last year, the National Chung-Shan Institut...

Taiwan considers stationing Sky Bow III missiles on small island near China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense has reportedly allocated an extra NT$9.4 billion (US$335.87 million) to allow for the production of more Sky Bow III surface-to-air missil...

39 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ, research ship spotted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 39 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Saturday (Oct. 2), the day after a record 38 planes did so, and a Chi...

Taiwan Army holds rehearsal ahead of National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army held a National Day rehearsal early Thursday morning (Sept. 30), with a total of 170 military vehicles passing through the plaza in front of the Presidential Offi...

Taiwanese legislators visit domestic missile maker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators on Wednesday (Sept. 29) paid a confidential visit to the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) in New Taipei City to inspect the pro...