Taiwan’s submarines hit targets with SUT torpedoes in Navy drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Navy Chien Lung-class submarines fired German surface and underwater target (SUT) heavyweight torpedoes in a drill off the coast of southeastern Taiwan on Wednes...

Taiwan Navy chases Chinese spy ships away during war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy chased two Chinese spy ships away from Orchid Island off the southeast coast Wednesday morning (July 15) during the Han Kuang 36 war games in the area. The pro...

Taiwan warship that fought PLA invaders designated 'historic antiquity'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A venerable old warship that saw combat against communist Chinese forces and was originally bound for the scrapheap has been designated a "historic antiquity" by...

Taiwanese Navy rules out human, mechanical error in marine training accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lieutenant General Sun Chang-te (孫常德), director of political warfare at the Naval Command, said Monday (July 6) that a comprehensive assessment of Friday's marine trai...

Taiwanese Navy set to test-fire torpedoes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the 36th Han Kuang military exercise, a Navy Chien Lung-class submarine will test-fire German-made surface and underwater target (SUT) heavy torpedoes off Taiwa...

Taiwan sees 9 days without new coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported no new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients Saturday (May 16) for the ninth day running, keeping the total at 440. Saturday’s announcement by the...

1 more Taiwanese sailor tests positive for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An additional sailor from the Taiwanese Navy's Goodwill Fleet tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday (May 4), putting the total number of sailors confirmed with the vi...

367 Taiwanese sailors return home after quarantine, 346 await second coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 300 sailors from the Taiwanese Navy’s “Goodwill Fleet” returned home on Monday morning (May 4) after completing a 14-day quarantine, but those ...

Infected sailors visited 90 locations in 10 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public are being told to be on the alert for symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have been to one of the 90 locations in 10 counties and ci...

Taiwan reports 22 new coronavirus infections, bringing total to 420

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (April 19) announced 22 more cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the country's total to 420. ...

Mask-wearing mandatory for Taiwan armed forces: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Saturday's (April 18) news that three Taiwanese navy trainees had been confirmed with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of National Defense (MND) sa...

Mystery flight, possibly N. Korean, spotted on radar near southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An aviation mystery was reported by a former Taiwanese navy radar operator, Hsu Geng-rui (許耿睿), on Tuesday morning (Aug. 27), when what appeared to be a North Korean milit...

Philippines military completes outpost near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines military has completed construction of an outpost and shelter only 80 kilometers from Taiwan’s shores according to a video report from Aljazeera. ...

US, Japan, Australia, and S. Korea join inaugural 'Pacific Vanguard' naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States continues to shore up military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. On May 23, the navies of Ja...

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...