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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.
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
October 28, 2016

Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance

By Yuki Tatsumi and Pamela Kennedy
The innovation central to the Third Offset Strategy could take the U.S.-Japan alliance even higher.

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.

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.

What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
April 29, 2016

What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision

By Yuki Tatsumi
If Japan's next overseas defense bid is to succeed, Tokyo needs to make some changes.
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.
Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique
March 10, 2016

Why Japan's Defense Deal With the Philippines Is Unique

By Yuki Tatsumi
The new deal with the Philippines has different motivations than Japan's defense agreements with other states.

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 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.
Can Japan Win Australia's Submarine Contract?
July 28, 2015

Can Japan Win Australia's Submarine Contract?

By Mina Pollmann
Domestic factors will play just as much of a role as actual technology when it comes time to select the winning bid.

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