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US Moves Ahead With $8 Billion F-16 Fighter Jets Sale to Taiwan
August 16, 2019

US Moves Ahead With $8 Billion F-16 Fighter Jets Sale to Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Trump administration reportedly notified the U.S. Congress of the sale on August 15.

US Administration Accused of Delaying F-16 Fighter Jets Sale to Taiwan
July 31, 2019

US Administration Accused of Delaying F-16 Fighter Jets Sale to Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. lawmakers of both political parties are accusing the Trump administration of delaying the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan.
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
May 17, 2019

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures

By Rick Joe
A look at Taiwan's military force posture and procurement amid advances in capability by China's PLA.

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
April 19, 2019

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains

By Rick Joe
What would be the role of China's missile and naval forces in an invasion of Taiwan?

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan
April 16, 2019

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese military aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on April 15 as part of a military exercise.

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain
April 03, 2019

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain

By Rick Joe
How would the PLA use its air power in a Taiwan invasion in a late 2019 time frame?

Taiwan Mulls F-16 Viper Fighter Purchase From the US
March 12, 2019

Taiwan Mulls F-16 Viper Fighter Purchase From the US

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Taiwan is considering procuring up to 66 F-16 Viper fighter jets from the United States.
China Holds Long-Range Air Combat Drill Near Taiwan
December 20, 2018

China Holds Long-Range Air Combat Drill Near Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Chinese bombers, fighter jets, and an electronic intelligence aircraft flying over the Bashi Strait.

Taiwan Receives First Upgraded F-16 Viper Fighter Jet
October 24, 2018

Taiwan Receives First Upgraded F-16 Viper Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first F-16V fighter jet was delivered to the Republic of China Air Force on October 20, according to media reports.

Taiwan to Boost Military Budget for F-16 Upgrades
September 10, 2018

Taiwan to Boost Military Budget for F-16 Upgrades

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Taiwanese government is allocating extra funds for procuring additional air-to-air missiles for its F-16 force.

Defense Minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter
May 15, 2018

Defense Minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Taiwan’s defense minister has recently reiterated his country’s interest in procuring the fifth-generation fighter jet from the United States.
China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time
May 12, 2018

China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese Su-35 fighter jets and H-6K bombers circled Taiwan during a long-range patrol.

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