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Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
May 08, 2019
Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
Part of the flight data recorder was recovered “on or after May 3,” according to Japan’s defense minister.
Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
Has Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Been Found?
April 30, 2019
Has Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Been Found?
A U.S. general says the wreckage has been found; other U.S. military spokespeople deny that.
Has Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Been Found?
Senior US Navy Official on Japan’s Missing F-35A: ‘We Have a Pretty Good Idea Where it Is’
April 24, 2019
Senior US Navy Official on Japan’s Missing F-35A: ‘We Have a Pretty Good Idea Where it Is’
US and Japanese search efforts are reportedly closing in on the wreckage of a crashed Japanese F-35A fighter jet.
Senior US Navy Official on Japan’s Missing F-35A: ‘We Have a Pretty Good Idea Where it Is’
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
April 10, 2019
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
The RAA negotiation process sets an important precedent that will inform Japan’s security relationships for years to come.
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
Japan Confirms F-35A Fighter Crashed
April 10, 2019
Japan Confirms F-35A Fighter Crashed
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force confirmed that a missing F-35A has crashed.
Japan Confirms F-35A Fighter Crashed
Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Fighter Has Gone Missing Over Pacific Ocean
April 10, 2019
Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Fighter Has Gone Missing Over Pacific Ocean
Japan’s remaining fleet of 12 F-35As will remain grounded for the time being, according to the Japanese defense minister.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Fighter Has Gone Missing Over Pacific Ocean
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
April 01, 2019
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
Japan stood up its first operational F-35A fighter squadron, the 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, on March 29.
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan
January 30, 2019
US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan
The two new Aegis Ashore batteries are expected to become operational by 2025.
US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
January 24, 2019
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
Tokyo is reviewing ceasing indigenous production of the F-35A to save costs.
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
December 27, 2018
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
Will 2019 see an increased chance for military confrontation in Asia?
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
December 19, 2018
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
The F-35 has always been seen as just an interim solution by Japanese defense planners as the aircraft cannot fulfill crucial operational requirements of the JASDF.
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
December 19, 2018
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
Japan’s cabinet has voted to buy over 100 extra F-35 stealth fighter jets.
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
US, Japan Kick off Military Exercise Involving 57,000 Personnel
October 30, 2018
US, Japan Kick off Military Exercise Involving 57,000 Personnel
The U.S. and Japan began the biennial Keen Sword exercise at military installations throughout Japan and surrounding waters.
US, Japan Kick off Military Exercise Involving 57,000 Personnel
Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test
September 13, 2018
Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test
Japan and the United States have successfully tested the Aegis ballistic missile defense system on Tuesday.
Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test
Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems
July 31, 2018
Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems
Japan’s picked a new $1.2 billion radar for its two ground-based Aegis ballistic missile defense sites.
Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems
Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles
July 25, 2018
Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles
The price for two Aegis Ashore batteries could exceed $5.4 billion -- over twice the amount initially cited by the Japanese government.
Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles
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