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Japan’s F-35A Fighter Jets Resume Flight Operations
August 06, 2019
Japan’s F-35A Fighter Jets Resume Flight Operations
Japan resumed training missions of its F-35As last Thursday.
Japan’s F-35A Fighter Jets Resume Flight Operations
Japan’s Marines Storm Beach Alongside Australian, US Troops
August 01, 2019
Japan’s Marines Storm Beach Alongside Australian, US Troops
This year’s Talisman Sabre exercise in Australia included amphibious assault drills involving Japanese, Australian, and U.S. troops.
Japan’s Marines Storm Beach Alongside Australian, US Troops
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Pilot Error Likely Cause of F-35A Crash
June 10, 2019
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Pilot Error Likely Cause of F-35A Crash
Japan’s air force says that “spatial disorientation” likely caused the pilot to crash his F-35A into the Pacific Ocean on April 9.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Pilot Error Likely Cause of F-35A Crash
Japan’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Death of Missing F-35A Fighter Jet Pilot
June 07, 2019
Japan’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Death of Missing F-35A Fighter Jet Pilot
The Japanese minister of defense officially confirmed the death of a pilot who went missing with his F-35A on April 9.
Japan’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Death of Missing F-35A Fighter Jet Pilot
Japan Stops Search for Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
June 04, 2019
Japan Stops Search for Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
The Japanese government has stopped searching for a F-35A fighter aircraft that crashed into the Pacific Ocean almost two months ago.
Japan Stops Search for Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
US Navy Ends Search for Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter
May 11, 2019
US Navy Ends Search for Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter
The U.S. Navy has officially ended its search for a missing Japanese F-35A Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter that crashed last month.
US Navy Ends Search for Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter
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
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