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Lockheed Martin to provide Taiwanese Air Force with improved AGM-88 missiles

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The U.S. Department of Defense had announced the contract, a modification to a previous award, for Peace Phoenix Rising 2 (PPR2) program of the Taiwanese Air Force, also known as the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF). Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp. was awarded a $138 million contract modification for the development and fielding of capabilities for the […]

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China confirms that its aircraft carrier formation conducts training near Taiwan

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On Monday, the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China officially reported that the Liaoning aircraft carrier formation conducted the training exercise in waters around Taiwan. In a statement presented by the Ministry, the Chinese PLA Navy Spokesperson Senior Captain Gao Xiucheng said it was a routine training exercise organized according to […]

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Taiwan makes progress at Brave Eagle jet trainer project

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Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense has provided an update on development activities for the first countries’ indigenous advanced jet trainer (AJT) program, also known as Yung Yin (Brave Eagle). Just this week, the Ministry of National Defense has released new imagery showing two Brave Eagle prototypes flying together marked another step of he indigenous AJT […]

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Taiwanese Air Force jets intercepted dozens of Chinese military aircraft

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The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense has announced that China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force, or PLAAF, boosting its presence in “sensitive areas” near Taiwan. The PLA sent several dozens of military aircraft to Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the past three days. Just last week, Taiwan Air Force fighters took to the […]

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Taiwan showcases long-range strike capabilities

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The Republic of China Armed Forces, commonly known as the Taiwanese Armed Forces, demonstrated the nation’s long-range strike capacity during recent military exercises. Last week, Taiwan’s Air Force has wrapped up a large-scale exercise involving test flights with an air-to-ground, subsonic cruise missile, called the Wan Chien. Taiwanese state media said the drill held at […]

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Taiwan develops new wheeled tank-killing vehicle

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Taiwan is planning to develop a new combat vehicle with 105-mm rifled cannon to increase the mobility and firepower of troops. As Taiwan News previously reported, the Ministry of Defense’s (MND) Armament Bureau launched the development of a new variant of the Yunpao infantry support vehicle. The new combat vehicle, commonly known as a tank […]

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Taiwanese Army adopts “hide and seek” tactics concealing combat vehicles in urban terrain

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The Republic of China Army (RoCA) has adopted “hide and seek” tactics concealing tanks and other combat vehicles in an urban environment during a five-day exercise. In response to the threat of Chinese intervention, the Taiwan Army practiced different tactics to hide its troops and combat vehicles, including special camouflage techniques. Taiwan’s soldiers concealed its […]

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Taiwan’s fighter jets again intercept Chinese spy lanes

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The Republic of China Air Force air force fighter jets intercepted Chinese maritime patrol aircraft intruded into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. The ROCAF, Taiwan’s air force, scrambled fighter jets on the night of Oct. 15. to intercept Chinese Y-8Q maritime patrol aircraft, known popularly as […]

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Pentagon tells Congress of plans to sell HIMARS to Taiwan

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The U.S. State Department reportedly has informed Congress it plans to sell modern artillery systems to Taiwan. The story was first reported by Reuters, which cited its sources in the Trump administration, said that the State Department recently approved the potential sale of a truck-based rocket launcher made called a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System […]

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Taiwan scrambles fighter jets in response to Chinese spy planes

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Taiwan’s military scrambled fighter aircraft to intercept a Chinese spy aircraft, it said on Tuesday at the official Ministry of National Defense Republic of China Twitter account. One People’s Liberation Army Y-8 Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft entered Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Oct. 1, it says on its Twitter. “Republic of China Air […]

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