Military expert praises recent US Navy exercises near Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy 7th Fleet announced Wednesday (July 8) that two ships entered the South China Sea after conducting military exercises near the Philippines. On Wednesday, ...

36th Han Kuang exercise to feature 'joint battalion' training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th Han Kuang military exercise is scheduled to last from Monday (July 13) to Friday (July 17). While last year’s exercises featured fighter jets conducting ...

Rare footage shows joint training of US, Taiwan special forces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A promotional video featuring joint U.S.-Taiwan military training has surfaced on social media—the first of such footage to be seen, as these kinds of operations are...

Taiwan could first attend RIMPAC maritime exercise as observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s military might be invited to attend the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercises in August in the capacity of an observer, an expert said Saturday (Ju...

Taiwanese defense think tank to work with Microsoft on defense technologies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese defense research institute has agreed to work with Microsoft Taiwan on seeking technological applications in national defense. The government-funded Institu...

Taiwan's Brave Eagle jet trainer makes inaugural flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After nearly a year of dynamic and static testing, the Brave Eagle (勇鷹) Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) has made its first official flight at a special ceremony Monday morning ...

Indigenous jet trainer one of most advanced: Taiwanese analyst

Taiwan's first indigenous advanced jet trainer (AJT), the Brave Eagle, is considered one of the most advanced fifth-generation trainer aircraft in the world, a Taiwanese defense analyst said Sunda...

Taiwanese Army to station Apache helicopters in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the military threat to Taiwan posed by China has increased, the Army Aviation and Special Forces Command plans to station squadrons of Apache helicopters at Feng Nien (...

Taiwan Brave Eagle jet trainer completes ground tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military sources confirmed Monday (June 8) that the new Brave Eagle advanced jet trainer (AJT) has completed initial ground trials including dynamic and static testing and...

Waters around Taiwan will become increasingly militarized: Defense analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The waters around Taiwan — including the Miyako Strait, the Bashi Channel, the East China Sea, the South China Sea, and the Philippine Sea — run the risk of se...

Video claims China could invade Taiwan in only 24 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the same day as President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) inauguration, Chinese military magazine Warship Knowledge (艦船知識) released a computer simulation video claiming China ...

US announces potential arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. on Wednesday (May 20) approved the potential sale of heavyweight torpedoes to Taiwan. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is...

Taiwan test fires cruise missile capable of reaching central China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has reportedly test-fired a new missile capable of striking targets within inner China, which will soon enter mass production. The National Chung-Shan Institute ...

U.S. military aircraft fly south of Taiwan after PLA training mission

Two United States military aircraft were reported close to Taiwan's southern airspace on Monday, one day after the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed a Chinese aircraft carrier battle gr...

U.S. military assets seen near Taiwan Friday, Saturday

An American guided missile warship and two reconnaissance military aircraft have been operating near Taiwan over the past two days, after Chinese warplanes showed up in the area, Taiwan's Ministry...