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Six F-16 jets arrive in Taiwan from Arizona

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six F-16 fighter jets arrived in Hualien County from Arizona via Hawaii as part of an upgrading program, the military said Friday (June 10). Taiwan has started converti...

Taiwan F-16 makes emergency landing in Hawaii

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Air Force F-16 on its way from Arizona to Taiwan made an emergency landing in Hawaii due to landing gear problems, reports said Tuesday (June 7). Nobody was in...

Taiwan Air Force pilot dies in AT-3 jet trainer crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Air Force pilot died on Monday (May 30) when the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation AT-3 Tzu Chung jet trainer he was flying crashed in southern Taiwan. Li...

Missile launch canceled due to broken target drone launching mechanism: Taiwan Air Force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command on Monday (May 30) clarified its reasons for canceling a recent Patriot II missile-firing drill, following news reports that it had failed to launch ...

Taiwan Air Force pilots start training with indigenous 'Brave Eagles'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pilots have started training on the indigenous “Brave Eagle” Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT), the Air Force said Friday (May 6). The military ordered 66 Brave Ea...

ADIZ intrusions by China cost Taiwan Air Force extra NT$710 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Frequent intrusions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) by Chinese military aircraft have led the Air Force to budget an extra NT$710.13 million (US...

Runway cleaning mechanisms improve safety, efficiency: Taiwan Air Force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Runway safety and operational efficiency have improved since the Air Force began using machines to remove foreign object debris at four airports, the Ministry of National ...

Taiwan Air Force denies rumors of runway extension plan on Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command on Sunday (April 17) shut down rumors that it is planning to extend the runway on Taiping Island. The command said Taiping Island’s runway i...

Taiwan cancels plan to retrofit Blackhawk helicopters with nighttime operation capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force has canceled plans to upgrade five UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to make them capable of nighttime search and rescue missions. During a Legislative Yuan m...

Taiwan's Mirage fighters return to skies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s fleet of Mirage 2000 fighters returned to the skies on Friday (April 1) after being grounded due to one of the aircraft crashing into the sea on March 14. ...

Taiwan's Mirage jets to resume flights more than 2 weeks after crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military says all of its Mirage 2000 jets can operate again beginning Friday (April 1), more than two weeks after one of the aircraft crashed into the ocean off the so...

Taiwan military's hangar construction project in Kaohsiung faces budgetary issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military recently ran into budgetary issues with its plan to construct new facilities at the Air Force Academy in Kaohsiung's Gangshan District. According to mi...

Taiwan Air Force locates downed Mirage fighter's black box, fuselage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command announced on Thursday (March 24) that it has located the black box and wreckage of the Mirage 2000 fighter jet that crashed off the coast earlier thi...

Taiwan Air Force requests datalink equipment for forthcoming US-made SeaGuardian drones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force recently said it has already requested datalink equipment from the U.S. for its four MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones. Datalinks are "digital air/ground comm...

Taiwan supersizing Air Force runways

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Defense has announced runways are being extended and widened at a number of air bases around the country. The upgrades are to ensure that tarmacs in the...