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President visits Army units in northern Taiwan ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited Army brigades in Hsinchu on Tuesday (Feb. 6) to boost morale amongst troops ahead of the Lunar New Year. Tsai observed close combat...

Taiwan Army carries out joint exercise in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s Taitung Area Command conducted a joint exercise consisting of target protection and anti-infiltration drills on Wednesday (Jan. 31) to enhance combat read...

Army to hold live-fire 'red beach' exercise in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s 101st Infantry Brigade is set to conduct a live-fire exercise in its designated defense zone on March 25 to enhance combat readiness. Troops will condu...

Missing Taiwan Army soldier found dead after night hunt in mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A soldier of the Army Aviation and Special Forces Command (AASFC) was found dead after a night hunting in the mountains of Taichung City, reports said Saturday (Jan. 20). ...

Taiwan Army carries out live-fire exercise in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 58th Artillery Command of the Tenth Army Corps conducted a live-fire exercise near the bank of the Dajia River in Taichung on Thursday (Dec. 28). The exercise aimed...

Taiwan Army special forces begin 11-day exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army Special Operations Command kicked off an 11-day tactical training exercise on Tuesday (Dec. 5) near Taichung. The command’s fourth battalion will perform...

Taiwan to send 114 troops to US for training on HIMARS, Abrams tanks

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will send more than 114 soldiers to the U.S. next year to undergo training on the high-mobility-artillery-rocket systems and M1A2T Abrams tanks. In 2024,...

Taiwan to retrofit M60 tanks with new engines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Army is planning to outfit its aging fleet of around 460 M60A3 Patton tanks with newer engines to extend their service life. The U.S. has offered to replace ...

Taiwan begins mass production of land-based air defense systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Production of the TC-2 air defense system, which uses the Sky Sword II missile, is now in full swing. The system first underwent a series of tests in March to evaluate ...

Taiwan Army to conduct exercise at Tainan's Xishu beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army is set to conduct a live-fire exercise on Thursday (Dec. 28) at Tainan’s Xishu Beach to bolster combat capabilities. According to the Fisheries Agency, t...

Taiwan's Penghu Defense Command verifies combat readiness with live-fire drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army's Penghu Defense Command conducted a routine live-fire exercise early Tuesday (Sept. 26) morning to ensure training and equipment effectiveness. The drill ...

China says drills near Taiwan target 'arrogance' of separatists

BEIJING/TAPEI, Sept 27 (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday its recent series of drills near Taiwan aimed at combating the "arrogance" of separatist forces, while the frontrunner to be Taiwan...

Taiwan Army assures construction at tank proving ground will not affect training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tank training for the M1A2T Abrams will be able to progress uninterrupted despite ongoing construction at the Kengzikou tank proving ground in Hsinchu County, the Taiwan A...

Taiwan to receive 7 Volcano mine-laying systems by end of 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to receive seven sets of the M136 Volcano mine-laying systems by the end of the year. In June, Taiwan finalized a deal with the U.S. to purchase 14 of the...

Taiwan Army major detained as spying case snowballs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Army major surnamed Ho (何) has been detained for allegedly spying for China in one of the most serious national security breach cases in Taiwan amid heightened cross-st...