Chinese military planes violate Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military planes intruded into the southwest region of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday (Nov. 21). The latest incidents occurred...

Taiwan F-16 fighter jet disappears from radar screen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Air Force has confirmed it lost contact with one of its F-16 fighter jets, which disappeared from radar screens Tuesday night (Nov. 17) during a training se...

Taiwan Air Force resumes F-5E Tiger fighter jet operations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s fleet of F-5E Tiger fighter jets has resumed operations, with the first of the aircraft and one piloted by the commander of the nation's air force flyin...

Taiwan Air Force test-fires domestic cruise missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-seater Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) from the Air Force’s First Fighter Wing on Wednesday (Nov. 11) took off from Tainan to carry out a test firing of the d...

Taiwan's Air Force grounds F-5s pending crash probe

Taiwan's Air Force on Thursday (Oct. 29) temporarily suspended the operation of all its F-5 fighter jets following an incident off Taiwan's east coast earlier the same day that resulted in the...

Taiwan air force jet crashes into ocean, killing pilot

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese F-5E fighter jet crashed during a training mission Thursday morning, killing the pilot, the Defense Ministry said. The cause of the crash remains u...

Taiwanese pilot dies after F-5E fighter jet crashes into sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Air Force pilot lost his life after his F-5 fighter jet crashed for unknown reasons off the east coast of Taiwan Thursday morning (Oct. 29). According to a ...

Taiwan Air Force denies USAF surveillance aircraft flew over Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Oct. 21), but claims that a warplane from the United Stat...

Taiwan Air Force begins air defense drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s annual Tian Long exercise kicked off Monday (Oct. 19) with military aircraft carrying out drills at Hualien’s Chia Shan Air Force base and Skyg...

China may try to restrict Taiwan's air access to outlying islands: Expert

A retired Taiwan Air Force general warned Saturday that an incident on Thursday, in which Hong Kong turned back a Taiwan military-chartered supply plane en route to the Dongsha Islands, may have been ...

Taiwanese F-16s outflank Chinese Su-30 over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local media on Wednesday (Oct. 15) reported that Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets outmaneuvered a Chinese Sukhoi-30 (Su-30) fighter jet over the Taiwan Strait and drove it out ...

Taiwan Air Force Command confirms US presence at Leshan radar station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force Command issued a press release Tuesday (Oct. 13) stating that a foreign national spotted in a photo taken during President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) ...

Nearly 3,000 interceptions of intruding Chinese aircraft cost Taiwan NT$25.5 billion this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) on Wednesday (Oct. 7) told the Foreign and National Defense Committee in Taiwan’s legislature that the nation has so fa...

Chinese warplane recorded warning 'Taiwan Area' while intruding on ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In audio released from an encounter between a Chinese warplane and a Taiwanese Air Force fighter jet on Wednesday (Oct. 7), the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLA...

Chinese aircraft breaches Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Air Force Command on Sunday (Oct. 4) stated that a Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defense identif...