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Taiwan’s AIDC signs MOU with Northrop Grumman to upgrade Hawkeyes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Northrop Grumman Corporation to upgrade Taiwan’s E-2K...

Taiwan's 2nd Tactical Fighter Wing conducts drills during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets from the Air Force’s 2nd Tactical Fighter Wing have been training throughout the Lunar New Year. Based in Hsinchu, the w...

Taiwan Air Force builds new facility in Chiayi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force is building a new facility codenamed "Project D002" in Chiayi’s Shuishang Township for the Fourth Tactical Fighter Wing. The facility is l...

China tries influencing Taiwan elections with balloons and ships

Is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) inept or clever? Looking at their attempts to influence the Taiwanese elections one would think the former. Why? This article will discuss the CCP history of...

Taiwan purchases parts for French-built MICA, Magic missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense's European procurement office has finalized negotiations with the France-based missile manufacturer MBDA to purchase parts for its ars...

Taiwan to finish F-16 jet upgrades before end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force will complete retrofitting its fleet of 142 F-16A/B fighter jets into the Viper variant before the end of the year. A military official said that f...

Taiwan to equip indigenous fighter jets with air-launched Hsiung Feng III missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force is conducting operational evaluations of an air-launched Hsing Feng III anti-ship missile variant loaded on Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF), a high-...

Taiwan to conduct live-fire tests for Patriot III missiles in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s Patriot III missile launchers and support vehicles have been shipped to the U.S. to undergo comprehensive performance evaluations, according to Taiwa...

Taiwan's new Ching Tien missiles can hit north of Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force has reportedly started taking deliveries of the Ching Tien (擎天) supersonic cruise missile, which has a range of 2,000 km, putting Beijing well within the mis...

Taiwan legislators to visit disputed South China Sea island in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators will visit an island claimed by Taiwan in the South China Sea to "inspect and declare sovereignty" over the island in December, Kuomintang (KMT) legi...

Taiwan's Brave Eagle advanced trainer steadily replacing F-5 fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestically developed Brave Eagle advanced trainer aircraft is set to replace the Air Force’s aging AT-3 and F-5 training aircraft, a military offici...

Taiwan Air Force's Tien Long exercise kicks off Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s four-day Tien Long exercise will be held between Monday (Oct. 30) through Thursday (Nov 2), to verify pilots’ capabilities. The exercises wi...

Taiwanese, French fighter pilots fend off simulated enemy in joint training session

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An annual exchange between the Taiwanese and French Air Force took place on Oct. 14 at the Chiashan Air Force Base in Hualien, according to a person familiar with the matt...

Chinese fighters intercept Canadian spy plane, driven out by Taiwanese fighters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese fighter jets on Thursday (Oct. 19) reportedly intercepted a Canadian surveillance aircraft in Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) before being driv...

Taiwan Air Force dismisses proposal to arm helicopters with Wan Chien missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Helicopters are ill-suited to be armed with the Wan Chien missile, the Air Force Command said in response to a Kuomintang (KMT) proposal to do so. KMT Legislator Wen Yu...