Israeli leader confirms consent to US arms sales to UAE

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday appeared to confirm that Israel has given its consent for the United States to sell F35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates ...

China threatens retaliation over latest US arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Thursday (Oct. 22) threatened to retaliate after the latest round of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan was announced. The Trump administration has increased support fo...

Taiwan's MND calls reports of US arms sales 'mere speculation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) issued a press release Wednesday evening (Sept. 16) saying reports the United States plans to sell seven weapon systems to Taiwan is...

Photo of the Day: US tanker shown refueling Taiwan F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan, on Thursday (Aug. 27) shared a photo on Facebook showing a U.S. Air Force (USAF) tanker refuel...

Taiwan tells China it can protect itself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to recent Chinese threats, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) in a video released Thursday (Aug. 20) warned China not to underestimate the countr...

Beijing's Taiwan policy has failed: US think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Department of Defense Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randy Schriver stated at a seminar on Thursday (May 21) that Beijing&rsq...

US announces potential arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. on Wednesday (May 20) approved the potential sale of heavyweight torpedoes to Taiwan. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is...

Taiwan signs arms sales maintenance agreement with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military announced on Sunday (May 10) that the warranty on its Black Hawk helicopters expired in September last year and that it has signed a post-sale agree...

Taiwan president pledges government support for aerospace and drone industries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that her government remains committed to developing Taiwan’s national defense and aerospace industries at a pair of exhibitions on ...

China cries foul at US Abrams, Stinger sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after news broke on Tuesday (July 9) that the U.S. State Department has approved US$2.2 billion worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other equipment, the Chines...

Senator proposes routine US arms sales to Taiwan once every two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, speaking at a forum in Washington D.C. on June 18, called for the U.S. to make routine arms sales to Taiwan, proposing a single bu...

US Senator to reintroduce TAIPEI Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, signaled his intention to reintroduce the proposed “TAIPEI Act” to the Senate, in a tweet on Jan. 6. The “Ta...

Photo story: Taiwan commissions two frigates into Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) presided over a ceremony at the the Zuoying naval base in Kaohsiung on Nov. 8, where two frigates were officially commissioned into the...

Taiwan President attends commissioning ceremony for two naval ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated on Thursday that the two newly commissioned frigates are a message to the international community that Taiwanese people will defend the...

US-Taiwan military sales to become ‘more normal’: US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Schriver said that U.S.-Taiwan military sales are becoming a “more normal foreign...