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Japan and UK to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet
March 28, 2017

Japan and UK to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan and the United Kingdom have agreed to explore options to jointly develop a new fighter aircraft.
Japan’s Air Force to Receive 100 New Stealth Fighter Jets
July 07, 2016

Japan’s Air Force to Receive 100 New Stealth Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan is slated to launch a tender for a new fighter aircraft this month.

What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
June 30, 2016

What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Amid rising tensions in Northeast Asia, what should Japan's defense priorities be?

Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
May 07, 2016

Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance

By Yuki Tatsumi
Trump's rhetoric about the alliance is a good antidote to complacency.

Japan’s New Stealth Fighter Jet to Conduct 50 Test Flights in 2016-17
May 02, 2016

Japan’s New Stealth Fighter Jet to Conduct 50 Test Flights in 2016-17

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan plans a year-long campaign to flight-test its new X-2 fifth-generation fighter technology demonstrator.
Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight
April 25, 2016

Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The flight took place with ‘no particular problems,’ according to Japanese defense officials.

Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Take off This Month
April 13, 2016

Japan’s New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Take off This Month

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The maiden flight of the new X-2 prototype is scheduled for the end of April.
Japan Unveils New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet
January 29, 2016

Japan Unveils New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo’s first domestically produced stealth fighter prototype was unveiled to the media this week.

Japan’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter to Make Maiden Flight in Early 2016
January 04, 2016

Japan’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter to Make Maiden Flight in Early 2016

By Franz-Stefan Gady
According to Japan’s Defense Ministry, the maiden flight will be preceded by taxiing and ground trials.

Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology
November 24, 2015

Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology

By Crystal Pryor
A look at Japan's new Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency and its recent Defense Technology Symposium.

Japan Wants to Streamline Its Defense Industry
October 02, 2015

Japan Wants to Streamline Its Defense Industry

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's new Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) is an attempt to overhaul its approach to defense tech.
The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports
October 02, 2015

The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports

By Mina Pollmann
Opening Japan's defense industry to the international market is a significant step, but it won't happen overnight.

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