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US destroyer passes through Taiwan Strait, 9th time under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday (Sept. 17), marking the ninth time an American warship has done so this year. The U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet is...

Military expert cautions Taiwan to address China's regional military maneuvers carefully

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Japanese military report pointing out that China is dispatching multiple ships off Taiwan’s east coast, Taiwanese military expert Lu Li-shi (呂禮詩) has sai...

Taiwan Army to construct bunkers for new Abrams tanks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of preparations to receive its first batch of U.S.-made M1A2T Abrams tanks in 2024, the Taiwan Army will begin to build bunkers next year to increase the survivabi...

Taiwan F-16 dips nose-forward into ditch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Air Force F-16 fighter jet plowed nose-first into a ditch next to a runway at Pingtung Air Base while rehearsing an emergency landing. With the 37th annual Han...

New Chunghwa Post stamps showcase Taiwan's core technologies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chunghwa Post is set to issue a set of special stamps representing Taiwan's six core industries and future technologies on Friday (Aug 27.) Limited to 4000 sets...

Taiwan Navy braces for more floods with amphibious vehicle maintenance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy has been conducting repairs on its fleet of AAV7s to uphold a high level of combat readiness and to prepare for natural disaster rescue missions as monsoon season...

Taiwan Army holds live-fire artillery drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s 21st Artillery Command on Wednesday (Aug. 11) conducted live-fire drills in central Taiwan as part of an inspection. After performing tactical maneuver...

COVID forces Taiwan to delay life-extension work on French-built missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Life-extension work on French-built MICA and Magic 2 air-to-air missiles has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, reports said Tuesday (Aug. 3). In 1992, Taiwan signe...

'Clouded Leopard' armored vehicles take to Taiwan's roads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A unit of “Clouded Leopard” armored vehicles have taken to Taiwan's roads instead of using trains, in order to make training more realistic, reports said W...

Taiwan Marines conduct air defense drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Naval Command on Monday (July 5) stated that the Marine Corps recently carried out a combat readiness exercise. The Navy Command revealed in a Facebook post ...

Taiwan Army brigade carries out combat readiness exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Army’s 234th Mechanized Infantry Brigade recently conducted combat readiness and reconnaissance drills. The brigade dispatched its Clouded Leopard armo...

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third...

Taiwan's Penghu Defense Command conducts live-fire drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s Penghu Defense Command stated on Thursday (June 17) that it carried out live-fire drills the day before in order to maintain combat readiness amid a surge...

Taiwan postpones highway landing drills due to spike in COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year’s Air Force highway landing drills have been postponed due to the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases. The decision comes as the Ministry of National D...

US special forces to train Taiwan soldiers after annual war-games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that multiple U.S. special forces units will arrive in the country to train with their Taiwan counterparts following the Han Ku...