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US to sell US$120 million in naval equipment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has approved the possible sale of US$120 million (NT$3.54 billion) in spare parts and technical assistance for Taiwan's Navy amid increased provocative milita...

Taiwan Army confirms order for M136 Volcano mine delivery system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army confirmed Wednesday (Jan. 19) it had ordered an M136 Volcano mine delivery system from the United States, though the price still had to be discussed. The Volca...

UAE suspends talks on $23B weapons deal with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday suspended talks on a $23 billion deal to purchase American-made F-35 planes, armed drones and other equipment, in a rare dispute between Washingto...

Taiwan Air Force will soon have world's most F-16Vs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will soon have the world's highest number of F-16 Viper fighter jets after existing models are upgraded and around 60 new F-16Vs are commissioned into the count...

Taiwan requests US to expedite shipment of F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is asking the U.S. to expedite the delivery of several squadrons of F-16s it ordered in 2019 amid unprecedented incursions by Chinese warplanes in recent weeks. ...

Taiwan Army to bulk up machine gun, mortar stockpiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to the newly submitted 2022 defense budget, the Army plans to procure 2,060 light machine guns and 87 120-mm mortars next year, reports said Wednesday (Sept. 1)....

US announces $280 million communications system arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a Field Information Communications System (FICS) and related equipment to Taiwan for an estimated cost of US$28...

Taiwan reportedly buying 300 more Patriot missiles from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is reportedly planning on purchasing an additional 300 Patriot missiles from the U.S. to counter China's growing threat against the country. Amid increasing ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 18, the 323rd day of 2020. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. ...

Taiwan foreign minister thanks Trump for 4 years of support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has congratulated him on his...

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...

China complains US drone sale to Taiwan 'blatantly interferes' with internal affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the U.S. State Department's announcement that it is planning to sell four sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Taiwan, China on Wednesday (N...

China vows 'proper' response to US arms sale to Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Wednesday that it will make a “proper and necessary response” if the U.S. proceeds with its latest planned arms sale to Taiwan. Foreign ministry spokesper...

US approves sale of MQ-9 drones to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday (Nov. 3) that it has agreed to sell four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Taiwan to help enhance its defense capabilities ...

US approves Taiwan drone purchase as arms sales escalate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has notified Congress that it has approved the sale of $600 million in armed drones to Taiwan, the latest in a series of arms transfers for the island. ...