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Taiwan Army conducts combat readiness exercise ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Army’s Guandu Area Command held a reconnaissance and patrol exercise to maintain combat readiness ahead of the Lunar New Year on Wednesday (Jan. 26). T...

Taiwan Army confirms order for M136 Volcano mine delivery system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army confirmed Wednesday (Jan. 19) it had ordered an M136 Volcano mine delivery system from the United States, though the price still had to be discussed. The Volca...

Army disinfects Taipei's main transportation hub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 40 troops from the Army's 33rd Chemical Corps were dispatched Monday morning (Jan. 17) to carry out disinfection of Taipei’s major transportation hub. ...

Taiwan Army practices urban warfare among brand names

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army practiced urban warfare at a training center near Kaohsiung on Thursday (Jan. 6) where empty buildings were covered with the names of popular chain stores, or clo...

Taiwan Army hones tank crews' combat abilities with live-fire exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to strengthen its defense capabilities, the Army on Tuesday (Dec. 21) conducted specialized training for its tank platoons at the Kengzikou training ground in Hsi...

Taiwan resumes military cooperation with Singapore

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — Taiwan and Singapore have resumed military cooperation following a long hiatus. In October 2019, Taiwan and Singapore signed the "National Defense Exchange and Sec...

Taiwan Army carries out counter-assault drills to boost combat readiness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s 58th Artillery Command recently held a drill to strengthen its emergency response and combat readiness capabilities, including reconnaissance and patrol t...

First batch of M109A6 Paladins expected to arrive in Taiwan by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military official pointed out on (Nov. 25) that the first batch of eight M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers is expected to be delivered to Taiwan by 2023. The of...

Japanese man taste tests Taiwan military rations found on beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese man ate a pack of Taiwan military combat rations he found on the Okinawa coast and his "review" has caused a buzz on the internet. Okuyama Futaro, ...

Taiwan Army Apache helicopter loses missile launch frame during drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A launch frame for Hellfire missiles fell off an Apache AH-64E helicopter during a flight in Pingtung County, but nobody was injured, reports said Wednesday (Nov. 3). H...

Taiwan Army to transfer older vehicles to reserve forces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has announced that the Army plans to transfer older vehicles to reserve forces once all the M1A2T Abrams tanks purchased from the U....

Chiu denies that Taiwan would suffer 240,000 casualties in 1st wave of China invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Tuesday (Nov. 2) refuted an alleged report that Taiwan could suffer 240,000 casualties in the first wave of an invasion by China. ...

Taiwan unveils its 'Army Iron Man' exoskeleton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (Oct. 26) unveiled its new "Army Iron Man" powered exoskeleton system for troops to use on the battlef...

Taiwan to carry out drone test flights off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has announced it will carry out drone flight tests off Taiwan’s east coast next week. NCSIST ...

Defense Ministry says Taiwan closely observing China's military development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said on Tuesday (Oct. 19) that Taiwan is paying close attention to Beijing’s military development and will devise countermeasur...