Indigenous submarine production 'the only path' for Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indigenous submarine production is the only path for Taiwan, said President Tsai Ing-wen today (Thursday, May 9) at a submarine plant groundbreaking ceremony in Kaohsiung....

US lawmakers visit Taiwan Air Force base, meet Minister of Defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) a delegation of U.S. lawmakers is visiting Taiwan this week. On Tuesday, April 16, four U.S. Congr...

US approves $500 million in support for Taiwan's F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale for the continuation of a pilot training program and maintenance and logistics support for F-16 aircraft currently sta...

Taiwan's request to US for F16V fighter jets to be approved by July: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Defence Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) officially confirmed today (Wednesday, April 10) that the Ministry of National Defense (MND) has submitted a Letter of Request (LO...

Taipei Mayor says serving in army a waste of time; defense minister responds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) says Taiwan's military works with academic institutions and hi-tech industries to offer better career opportunities for those ...

Google Maps accidentally reveals Taiwan defense missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google revealed a 3D-rendered map of Taipei on Wednesday, and along with it revealed the secret location of some of Taiwan’s Patriot defense missiles. Google Maps...

Taiwan MND confirms plans for 45 micro-class missile assault boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) confirmed Taiwan has commissioned a fleet of 45 domestically made micro-class missile assault boats (微型飛彈突擊艇) at a cost of NT...

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 military working towards 169,000 active personnel goal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Minister of National Defense, Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發), said that the military hopes to reach its goal of 169,000 total active personnel by 2020, during a hearing at ...

Taiwan military mulls purchase of US autonomous helicopters, mines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Head of the Ministry of National Defense’s (MND) Department of Strategic Planning Wu Pao-kun (吳寶琨) told the Legislative Yuan on Nov. 5 that the military is mulling o...

President Tsai to oversee Army 'land and air' exercises in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense announced that this week on Oct. 9, the Taiwanese Army will conduct a training exercise that will be reviewed by President Tsai. The jo...

Taiwan Dep. Minister of National Defense to attend US Defense Industry Conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite previous reports that Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) was looking forward to attending a U.S. Defense Industry Conference in Maryland ...

Minister of Nat. Defense expected to attend US-Taiwan Defense Conference in Maryland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second U.S. Defense Industry Conference for 2018 has been scheduled for Oct. 28-30 in Annapolis, Maryland, and Taiwanese Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) ...

Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center upgrades disaster level after flooding in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center upgraded its alert level to "category A" on Aug. 25, after a tropical depression has caused significant flooding,...

Taiwan army, navy, air force to conduct joint anti-landing exercise in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – All three branches of Taiwan's armed forces will conduct a joint anti-landing exercise in Pingtung County (屏東縣), southern Taiwan on August 21. The Ministry of Natio...