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Taiwan completes anti-drone gun deployment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military has finished distributing anti-drone guns to its troops to improve defense against unmanned aerial vehicles. The systems are used concurrently with light w...

It is time for Taiwan to arm Ukraine

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Now is the time to start tooling up the capacity to ship arms to Ukraine, as doing so would not only be the right thing to do for a fellow democracy facing off against a...

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...

US Navy officer calls on Taiwan to boost asymmetric warfare capability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Admiral Samuel J. Paparo, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander nominee, urged Taiwan to continue bolstering its asymmetric warfare capability to counter a Chinese attac...

Taiwan's new locomotives can transport heavy military equipment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The two newly purchased R200 diesel-electric locomotives can transport heavy military equipment, Taiwan Railway Corporation (TRC) Chair Du Wei (杜微) said on Sunday (Feb. 4)...

US begins production of glide bombs for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — RTX Corporation, formerly Raytheon Technologies Corporation, is set to produce 50 Joint Standoff Weapons (JSOWs) for Taiwan. Most of the work will be done in Tucson, Ar...

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...

President Tsai commends Taiwan's efforts to bolster defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) praised the nation’s progress in bolstering defense while on a visit to Penghu on Tuesday (Jan. 30). Speaking at the Wude Barracks, T...

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...

Military training content more important than length of service: Taiwan People's Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Legislator Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) said the content of military training is more important than its length — the same day as a new ba...

Taiwan military widening 7 runways as countermeasure to Chinese missile strikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense has decided to widen the runways of seven Air Force bases across the nation in response to the threat of Chinese ballistic missile attacks...

Taiwan Air Force builds new facility in Chiayi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force is building a new facility codenamed "Project D002" in Chiayi’s Shuishang Township for the Fourth Tactical Fighter Wing. The facility is l...

US to help Taiwan conduct maintenance for Patriot missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has agreed to assist Taiwan carry out maintenance for its Patriot missiles, the Taiwan government said on Tuesday (Jan. 16). The missile system technical suppo...

Taiwan begins construction of 2nd light frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction of the anti-submarine warfare light frigate has begun, the Navy confirmed on Tuesday (Jan. 16). To strengthen its combat capabilities, the Navy has planned...

China expected to ramp up military intimidation against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will continue to increase intimidation against Taiwan through various means, defense ministry intelligence officer Huang Ming-chieh (黃明傑) said on Tuesday (Jan. 16). ...