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Taiwan's domestically built subs could hold off Chinese invasion 'for decades': Analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestically produced submarines could potentially prevent a Chinese military invasion or blockade for quite some time, according to a CNN report published ...

US approves export of sonar system for Taiwan's domestic submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States has approved an export license for a digital sonar system to be installed on Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine, Vice Defense Minister Chang Che-p...

Taiwan's 8 planned submarines could sink Chinese invasion fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan commences the production of eight new submarines, a warfare expert was cited on Wednesday (Dec. 2) as saying a Chinese invasion fleet would be highly vulnerable ...

Survivors remember Pearl Harbor at home this year amid virus

HONOLULU (AP) — Navy sailor Mickey Ganitch was getting ready to play in a Pearl Harbor football game as the sun came up on Dec. 7, 1941. Instead, he spent the morning — still wearing his football padd...

Israeli navy welcomes new generation of German-made warships

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel’s navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas i...

Taiwan Navy signs NT$3 billion deal with US for 9 years of ammo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Navy has signed a deal with the U.S. worth NT$3.06 billion (US$107 million) to provide an uninterrupted supply of ammunition for the next nine years. The g...

Taiwan legislators to visit submarine shipyard Oct. 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With work on Taiwan’s first self-developed submarine expected to begin early next month, legislators are scheduled to visit the shipyard on Monday (Oct. 26) and hear...

Israeli navy prepares for arrival of new upgraded warships

ABOARD THE INS LAHAV (AP) — EMBARGOED to 1700 GMT Saturday (8 p.m. Jerusalem, 7 p.m. Cairo) After a coronavirus-related delay, Israel’s navy is preparing for the long-awaited arrival...

Taiwan to complete upgrades of aging submarines by 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Wednesday (Sept. 30) that the program to upgrade the Taiwanese Navy Chien Lung-class submarines will be launched next year and ...

Germany: Nationwide transit strike hits commuters

Local public transport was disrupted across Germany on Tuesday morning as workers went on strike. The work stoppage hit commuters in the capital, Berlin, as well as other major cities, including Hamb...

Taiwan's military begins computer drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The computer component of the 36th Han Kuang military exercise kicked off Monday (Sept. 14). The drills will be conducted over five consecutive days, 24-hours each day,...

US will not send delegation to Taiwan's upcoming war games due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is reportedly not sending military personnel to Taiwan to observe the computer-aided war games scheduled for Sept. 14-18, citing the ongoing global pandemic. T...

Taiwan makes moves to bolster its military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been making moves to revamp its military in the face of increased military threats and posturing from China. Talking to the New York Times, Wang Ting-yu (王定宇...

Taiwan interested in Harpoon missiles to scare Chinese Navy away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is expediting moves to purchase Harpoon missiles from the United States, which would raise the possibility of hitting Chinese Navy vessels to ...

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...