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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...

Taiwan to show 4 missile types, 47 aircraft at Double Ten National Day event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apart from a huge flag, the Double Ten National Day parade on Oct. 10 will also see 47 aircraft fly over the Presidential Office Building and four new types of missiles mo...

Taiwan Air Force plans to spend US$1 billion on bases, missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the annual Han Kuang wargames proceed into their third day Wednesday (Sept. 15), reports said the Air Force had budgeted NT$33 billion (US$1.19 billion) on repairing ai...

Taiwan deploys Hsiung Feng anti-ship missiles at Taichung military base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy has deployed Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missiles at a newly constructed base in Taichung that houses multiple naval units. Under the Xunlei Project, the ...

Taiwan tipped to test new missile on June 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan missile tests scheduled for June 22-25 will likely include an extended-range version of the Sky Bow III missile. An announcement Saturday (June 12) said there wa...

NSCIST conducts missile tests in southern, eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) on Thursday (April 22) conducted missile tests in southern and eastern Taiwan. According to the Cou...

Chinese spy ships appear as Taiwan prepares missile tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese naval ships recently appeared near Taitung County’s Orchid Island as Taiwan prepares for several rounds of missile tests off its southeast coast, reports sai...

Sky Bow III missiles completed ahead of schedule: Taiwan's defense ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed Wednesday (March 30) that production of the military's land-based Sky Bow III air defense missiles has been completed ...

Missile developments could shape status quo in Taiwan Strait

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Exactly how many missiles communist China is aiming at Taiwan while you read this is a question no one can answer with certainty. Estimates range from 1,500 to over ...

Taiwan to increase production of indigenous missiles in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will ramp up production of a range of indigenous weapons systems this year, including anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has inst...

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). ...

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 ...