Taiwan needs anti-access strategy, but it also needs an air force to complement it.
Since the 1990s each ROC President has played an important role in shaping Taiwan’s defence strategy, a process that reflects differences in their cross-Strait policies, the mind-set of other important […]
The fundamentally transformed strategic environment in Asia has forced policy planners in Taipei, and domestic and foreign experts, to explore innovative defense options that reflect the growing asymmetry—both qualitative and […]
According to U.S.-Taiwan Business Council’s report, Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) currently has 145 F-16A/Bs, 57 Mirage 2000D/Es, 126 IDFs, and 60 F-5E/Fs. However, not all the planes are […]
Taiwan’s military is to a considerable extent of defensive nature. This is driven by the general assumption – reflected in major defense policy documents such as Quadrennial Defense Review and 2011 National […]
According to expectations, Texas-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics was awarded contract worth $1.85 billion for significant upgrade of Taiwan’s fleet of 145 F-16A/Bs acquired in early 1990s. Lockheed Martin has been considered front-runner for […]
In two recently published pieces, The Diplomat’s author David Axe elaborates on two developments related to People’ s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and People’ s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) […]