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...

Taiwan military announces results of Hsiung Feng III missile test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hsiung Feng III missile only needs 71 seconds to destroy a target at a distance of 47 kilometers, Taiwan’s military news agency said Friday (June 7). The resu...

China rankled by rare Taiwan-US security official meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China on Monday (May 27) cried foul after news broke of a meeting held between Taiwan National Security Council Secretary-General David Lee (李大維) and White House National Secur...

Taiwan military holds largest live-fire drills in five years off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military mobilized 22 ships and 22 aircraft to hold its largest seabound live-fire drills in five years off Taiwan’s east coast Wednesday morning (May 22). Th...

Taiwan military readies for disaster relief as flood season looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the flood season approaching, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced plans regarding the island’s disaster preparedness in a press conference on Tuesd...

Taiwan military holds first ever simulated 'anti-fake news' exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese military forces began the computer simulation phase of the 35th Han Kuang (漢光35號) exercises on Monday, April 22. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) an...