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Taiwan Air Force builds new facility in Chiayi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force is building a new facility codenamed "Project D002" in Chiayi’s Shuishang Township for the Fourth Tactical Fighter Wing. The facility is l...

Taiwan reveals plan to build 2 new missile bases on east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans for two missile bases on Taiwan’s east coast have been approved, the government announced. As the Ministry of National Defense ramps up domestic production ...

Taiwan military unveils Harpoon missile base plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Harpoon missile bases, once constructed, will have other functions, military officials said on Friday (Nov. 10). The bases will have offices, living quarters, garages, ...

Taiwan military defends missile plans against local opposition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The construction of new missile bases and military installations will correspond to the country’s defense needs and respect local sensibilities, the Ministry of Nati...

Yunlin County council members oppose Taiwan's Harpoon missile base plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the Yunlin County Council raised concerns during a council meeting on Tuesday (Nov. 7) about the Ministry of National Defense's (MND) plans to build a Harpo...

Former military chief says Taiwan should focus on smaller, mobile weapons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should concentrate on acquiring smaller, mobile weapons so it is better equipped to push back any possible initial Chinese invasion attempt, said former Taiwanese m...

Taiwan to station Sky Bow III missiles at 12 new bases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) is planning to station Sky Bow III anti-air missiles at 12 new bases, reports said Friday (Oct. 20). The plan was motivated by th...

This is what it's like to maintain the US nuclear arsenal

KANSAS CITY NATIONAL SECURITY CAMPUS, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. will spend more than $750 billion over the next decade to revamp nearly every part of its aging nuclear defenses. Officials say they simply ca...

Carcinogens found at Montana nuclear missile sites as reports of hundreds of cancers surface

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force has detected unsafe levels of a likely carcinogen at underground launch control centers at a Montana nuclear missile base where a striking number of men and women have ...

Russian mercenary leader Prigozhin's commanders met Putin after short-lived mutiny, pledged loyalty

Just five days after staging a short-lived rebellion, mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin 's commanders met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and pledged loyalty to the government, a senior governme...

Air Force expands cancer review of nuclear missile personnel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force's review of cancers among its nuclear missile corps will include all personnel who worked on, guarded, supported or operated the nation’s ground-based warheads, Air For...

Today in History: October 28, Mussolini takes power

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2022. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 28,...

Today in History: October 25, George III takes the throne

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2022. There are 67 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 25...

Today in History: October 22, JFK reveals missile bases

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2022. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2...

Taiwan military to post anti-drone defense systems at 45 locations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military will spend NT$4.35 billion (US$146.14 million) to post anti-drone defense systems at 45 locations from outlying islands to high mountain ranges, reports said ...