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American destroyer in Taiwan Strait meant to warn China about attacking Taiwan: Experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy sent a destroyer, tailed by a Lockheed EP-3 electronic signals reconnaissance plane, through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday (Feb. 26), which Taiwanese experts...

Taiwan to purchase additional Patriot missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has said it plans to purchase an additional batch of Patriot III MSE missiles from the U.S. in 2025 and 2026 to strengthen its air d...

Taiwan Ministry of National Defense reveals details of reservist reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The last people to end military service will be the first to be called up again under reforms for reservists to be launched next year, reports said Saturday (Oct. 30). ...

4 Chinese military planes intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday (April 6), marking the fourth such intrusion this month. Two Peopl...

10 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (April 5), marking the third intrusion this month. Four People&rsq...

10 Chinese military aircraft intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 10 Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (March 29), marking the 17th such incursion this month. ...

Chinese warship sails past Taiwan’s east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese warship sailed just 24 nautical miles (44 km) from Taiwan’s east coast on Wednesday (Sept. 16), according to the Ministry of National Defense. The milit...

Taiwan tells China it can protect itself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to recent Chinese threats, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) in a video released Thursday (Aug. 20) warned China not to underestimate the countr...

Defense minister says Taiwan prepared for China attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Friday (May 29) that since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never relinquished the threat of force against the i...

2 more B-1B bombers patrol NE of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two B-1B supersonic heavy bombers were reported cruising the skies to the northeast of Taiwan on Wednesday (May 6), the third time this month they have patrolled the area....

Taiwan defense minister presents helicopters and Humvees to Paraguay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) recently visited Paraguay to present Taiwan’s only ally in South America with helicopter and Humvees, the Ministry of National Defen...

Taiwan Ministry of National Defense releases video ahead of Han Kuang exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ahead of the annual Han Kuang military exercises (漢光演習) planned for later this month, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a promotional video for Taiwan’s arm...

Taiwan defense ministry considering deploying female honor guards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (April 9) announced that it is open to discussion on recruiting female ceremonial honor guards. At a press confere...

US green-lights unmanned helicopter sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Purchase of the U.S.-developed unmanned autonomous helicopter "MQ-8 Fire Scout" is currently under consideration by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense. ...

Taiwan’s military to conduct Han Kuang exercises in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Ministry of National Defense announced at a routine press conference on Tuesday that the country’s military will conduct Han Kuang No. 34 military exercises (漢光...