Week in Taiwan Defense is a weekly overview of events relevant to Taiwan defense and regional security.
The unilateral launch of new air routes by China and intensifying activity by the PLA Air Force near and around Taiwan could be the first steps in a series of escalatory moves by Beijing to intimidate Taiwan and prevent a future U.S. role in the area.
Written by Liao Yen-Fan* Despite its critics, F-35 remains an ideal solution to problems faced by ROCAF A review of the deteriorating situation and the struggle for F-35 The deteriorating […]
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 […]
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) […]