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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...

Chinese military ship detected off Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese military ship was detected sailing north off Taiwan’s east coast on Friday (Oct. 2), according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND). Military sourc...

2 Chinese anti-submarine aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ yet again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on two separate occasions on Tuesday (Sept. 29), according to the Taiwan ...

Tsai Ing-wen meets Taiwanese Air Force corporal with Ghanaian ancestry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met a Taiwanese Air Force corporal with half Ghanaian ancestry on Saturday (Sept. 26) and complimented him on his hard work maintaining...

Taiwan unveils cruise missiles designed to strike Chinese military installations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Air Force on Tuesday (Sept. 22) displayed its new Wan Chien (萬劍, Ten Thousand Swords) air-to-ground cruise missiles at an offshore military base, along with i...

Taiwan will not permit Chinese saber-rattling to continue in its airspace: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 22) emphasized that the Air Force will not allow China to engage in any form of saber-rattling in Taiwanese airspace, saying...

Taiwan's Air Force Command refutes online rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force Command Headquarters on Sunday (Sept. 20) refuted internet claims that two Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) were surrounded by Chinese fighter jets, ...

18 Chinese warplanes intrude on Taiwan ADIZ in multiple sectors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second day in a row on Friday (Sept. 18), 18 Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) warplanes entered Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone ...

Taiwan Air Force denies it shot down Chinese fighter jet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Air Force Command Headquarters on Friday (Sept. 4) refuted claims that Taiwan had shot down a Chinese fighter jet. The Defence Aviation Post, a military ...

Taiwan Air Force turns to NCSIST for new air defense system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Air Force has entrusted the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST, 國家中山科學研究院) with evaluating and potentially developing a land-bas...

Taiwan inaugurates F-16 maintenance center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s F-16 maintenance center was inaugurated in Taichung Friday morning (Aug. 28). The ceremony was held at the Taichung Aerospace Industrial Development Corp...