US identifies warship that sailed through Taiwan Strait Saturday

Taipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) The U.S. warship that sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday has been identified as the USS Chancellorsville, according to a Facebook post by the U.S. Seventh Fleet late Sa...

US bomber spotted near Taipei's airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American B-52H bomber flew near Taipei's airspace on Friday (Jan. 31) en route to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, marking the plane's second known passage thro...

Memorial ceremony held for Taiwan Black Hawk crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public memorial ceremony was held Tuesday morning (Jan. 14) at Taiwan Air Force headquarters in Taipei to pay tribute to the military officers who lost their lives in th...

KMT politician posts fake photo of Tsai mocking Taiwan military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (實查核中心) has found that a photo of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that was posted online by a Kuomintang...

Acting chief of general staff announced by Taiwan's defense ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the tragic helicopter accident that took the lives of several Taiwan's top military officials, including Chief of the General Staff Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴), the...

8 Taiwan military officers killed in Black Hawk crash mourned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mourning area was set up for Taiwan's top general and seven other military officers who were killed in Thursday's (Jan. 2) Black Hawk helicopter crash. After ...

Taiwan military to produce Hsiung Feng II B anti-ship missile in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military will begin manufacturing the Hsiung Feng II B anti-ship missile, an improved version of the Hsiung Feng II, in 2021, UDN reported Thursday (Jan. 2)....

Taiwan military to spend US$11 million on renovation of its U.S. offices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid improving bilateral military relations, the Ministry of National Defense has decided to spend NT$340 million (US$11.1 million) on redecorating its offices in the Unit...

Taiwan military relaxes ban on tattoos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) last month announced that it is relaxing its ban on tattoos in order to increase its recruitment base as Taiwan's military trans...

Taiwan tests new anti-ship missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A high-ranking Taiwan military official has confirmed the military is testing a new short-range anti-ship missile developed by the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science...

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 ...