Colonel goes on drunken rampage inside Taipei MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A colonel working for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) has been given a demerit after allegedly assaulting a Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) security guard during a ...

Man killed after sawing into Hydra 70 rocket in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly man was killed by an explosion on Sunday (Oct. 20) when he mistook an armed military rocket for a piece of scrap metal. The 72-year-old man, surnamed Wu (吳),...

Taiwan building fleet of Kamikaze drones to counter attack by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is building a fleet of suicide drones to strike targets in China in the event of an attack by the People's Liberation Army. At the Taipei Aerospace and Defen...

Taiwan's Navy places order for locally built anti-ship guns

The Navy has recently signed a contract to acquire three indigenous short-range anti-ship systems produced by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), the military said Fr...

Bill for Taiwan purchase of F-16s likely to be passed in October: lawmaker

A draft bill that would pave the way for Taiwan to buy a new fleet of advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States is expected to be passed in the Legislature by the end of October, a Democratic ...

Taiwan military apologizes over target practice mishap

The military said Friday that it has extended a formal apology to a resident of Hsinchu County after a round from a .50-caliber heavy machine gun during target practice went astray, damaging the roof ...

Taiwan military corrects record after New York Times publishes false claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (Sept. 10) issued a statement critical of a story in The New York Times that falsely alleged that the MND woul...

Update: Crash knocked Chinese mystery warship's secret tech onto Taiwan freighter

Update: 08/15 12:40 p.m. The Coast Guard in a press release issued today denied that any such "light detection and ranging radar (Lidar)" or "gun fire-control radar" had been fo...

Chinese threats will escalate: Taiwan military think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Chinese Navy maneuvers in the South China Sea this month, military threats will only increase during the months ahead, Taiwan’s top military think tank...

Pro-independence party casts doubt on Taiwan military's insurance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pro-independence political party on Tuesday (July 23) called out national defense authorities for having military personnel insured with a company affiliated with Want W...

Taiwan military officials expect approval for US$2.6 billion arms deal 'within days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The sale of 108 M1A2 Abrams tanks and missile defense systems to Taiwan is on track for approval in Washington D.C., according to unnamed Taiwan government officials. R...

U.S. Senate passes pro-Taiwan defense bill calling for more patrols in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- The U.S. Senate has passed a mammoth US$750 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 which calls for improving Taiwan's defense capabilities and includes...

Taiwan military to spend NT$80 billion on anti-radiation drone fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Air Force’s Air Defense and Missile Command has confirmed plans to spend NT$80 billion (about US$2.54 billion) over five years to develop an anti-radiation, u...

Taiwan military must remain vigilant in face of constant China threat: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Speaking at a seminar sponsored by the Brookings Institute and National Chengchi University on Monday (June 17), Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) emphasized that Taiwan’s...

Taiwan flag, general appear at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command symposium

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a move sure to cause China to cry foul, a Taiwanese military leader and the Taiwanese Marine banner appeared at the annual Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS-19) fro...