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Taiwan Army conducts nighttime drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military conducted a nighttime tactical drill early Tuesday morning (Sept. 14) in Hualien County as part of this year’s Han Kuang Exercise. At 4 a.m., the Arm...

Taiwan Army to construct bunkers for new Abrams tanks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of preparations to receive its first batch of U.S.-made M1A2T Abrams tanks in 2024, the Taiwan Army will begin to build bunkers next year to increase the survivabi...

Taiwan’s defense capabilities are better than suggested

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND) Annual Report 2021 was published this week and, on the face of it, made for pretty grim reading. Whereas last year, the report...

Taiwan Army to bulk up machine gun, mortar stockpiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to the newly submitted 2022 defense budget, the Army plans to procure 2,060 light machine guns and 87 120-mm mortars next year, reports said Wednesday (Sept. 1)....

Taiwan Army tank falls off slope while conducting training drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tank from the Lanyang Area Command slipped off a slope, resulting in two soldiers suffering minor injuries, Taiwan’s Sixth Army Corps said on Thursday (Aug. 19). ...

Taiwan Army holds live-fire artillery drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s 21st Artillery Command on Wednesday (Aug. 11) conducted live-fire drills in central Taiwan as part of an inspection. After performing tactical maneuver...

Taiwan Army to hold missile-firing exercise in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Army will hold a live-fire exercise from late August to early September. Military officials on Thursday (July 22) revealed that Apache, SuperCobra, and Kiowa...

Taiwan's NCSIST says rockets in line with international regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has said that the cluster munitions it developed for the Thunderbolt 2000 multiple rocket l...

Taiwan Army brigade carries out combat readiness exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Army’s 234th Mechanized Infantry Brigade recently conducted combat readiness and reconnaissance drills. The brigade dispatched its Clouded Leopard armo...

Taiwan Army conducts live-fire drills in Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Army recently carried out a nighttime live-fire exercise on Taiwan’s outlying island of Matsu. The Army on Tuesday (June 29) posted photos of the dr...

Taiwan appoints first Indigenous Army commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense announced on Thursday (June 24) that General Hsu Pen-pu (徐衍璞) has been promoted to Army commander, making him the first Indigenous person ...

Taiwan's Penghu Defense Command conducts live-fire drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s Penghu Defense Command stated on Thursday (June 17) that it carried out live-fire drills the day before in order to maintain combat readiness amid a surge...

Senate bill allows Taiwanese soldiers to wear uniforms with flag in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Senate's newly passed China competition bill presses for the lifting of remaining restrictions on diplomatic exchanges between the U.S. and Taiwan, particularly a ...

US special forces to train Taiwan soldiers after annual war-games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that multiple U.S. special forces units will arrive in the country to train with their Taiwan counterparts following the Han Ku...

Taiwan's annual war games to be scaled down depending on COVID situation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Saturday (May 29) the time and scale of the Han Kuang 337 exercise will be revised based on developments in Taiwan’s epid...