Taiwan test fires missile near southeast coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The military test fired a missile near the popular tourist destination of Sanxiantai in Taitung County early Thursday morning, but officials were unwilling to confirm or deny th...

How Taiwan can defeat China in a war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The magazine Foreign Policy yesterday presented key points from two recent studies which demonstrated ways in which Taiwan could successfully repel an invasion by China. &...

Live-fire drill staged on Tamsui River, New Taipei City

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) The army conducted a live-fire exercise on the Tamsui River in suburban Taipei Tuesday, testing the military's combat and defense capabilities against a simulated attack by Ch...

Editorial: Can there be a THAAD for Taiwan?

THAAD. The abbreviation of the little-known term “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense” forced the closure of supermarkets in China. For once, it is not anger at a perceived Taiwan Independ...

Taiwan Navy reveals video of future guided-missile destroyer

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has released an animated video of a future guided-missile destroyer being designed for t...

U.S. Global Hawk drone shadowed PLA warplanes as they circled Taiwan

Taipei -- An American RQ-4 Global Hawk drone shadowed Chinese military aircraft as they tightly circled Taiwan's airspace on Dec. 10, according to a representative of the Ministry of Nat...

Taiwan test fires Sky Bow air defense missiles amid tensions with Beijing

Taipei -- Taiwan's military on Wednesday launched a three-day live-fire exercise off the coast of eastern Taiwan to test its air defense capabilities, which will include the test firing ...

Taiwan cancels missile test due to Chinese ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military canceled the test interception of a Tian Gong missile by a Patriot due to the presence of an official vessel from China in the area, reports said Wednesday. The s...

PAC-3 missile system displayed in Taipei

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) A unit of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles was put on display in Taipei Thursday as part of a military exhibition, the first time that the weapon syst...

Defense ministry rebuts report on radar system's combat readiness

Taipei, June 21 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense rebutted a report Sunday that the data link interface of the PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS) Taiwan received from the United S...

AIDC returns to Paris Air Show after long hiatus

Paris , June 16 (CNA) Taiwan-based Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC) returned to the Paris Air Show,a biennial air show that opened Monday,for the first time in 10 years. AIDC, which is ...

Taiwan to develop 3D radar, advanced version of Tien Kung missiles

Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense's R&D unit confirmed Monday that it is planning to develop an advanced version of the Tien Kung III (Sky Bow III) surface-to-air defense missil...

Military denies Tien Kung missiles to be deployed on destroyers

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Taiwan's military on Monday denied a local media report earlier in the day that the locally developed Tien Kung III (Sky Bow III) surface-to-air missile system will be deployed...

Taiwan to spend US$2.5 billion on indigenous weapon systems

Taipei, Aug. 29 (CNA) The military plans to spend NT$74.8 billion (US$2.5 billion) to purchase locally-made surface-to-air missile systems, a lawmaker at the Legislative Yuan's National Defense Com...