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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
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
July 11, 2018
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
The announcement contrasts with long-term moves to increase Japan's missile defense capabilities.
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Radar For New Ballistic Missile Defense System
July 04, 2018
Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Radar For New Ballistic Missile Defense System
Tokyo has selected Lockheed Martin’s most advanced long-range radar system for its two Aegis Ashore batteries.
Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Radar For New Ballistic Missile Defense System
Japan Considering New Anti-Ship Missiles for its Southwestern Islands
March 01, 2018
Japan Considering New Anti-Ship Missiles for its Southwestern Islands
Move part of Japanese fortification of first island chain against Chinese fleets.
Japan Considering New Anti-Ship Missiles for its Southwestern Islands
Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa
March 01, 2018
Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa
Amid a growing Chinese naval presence, Japan is considering additional steps to protect Miyako Strait.
Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa
Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters
February 22, 2018
Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters
The Japanese military is purportedly also mulling the purchase of F-35Bs, according to sources.
Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
January 31, 2018
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
Abe makes a fresh attempt to reform Japan's pacifist constitution.
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
January 31, 2018
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
Japan needs its own Goldwater-Nichols, forcing jointness upon the Self Defense Forces.
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter
January 30, 2018
Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force deployed its first F-35A fighter jet this month.
Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter
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