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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
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
January 18, 2018
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
The U.S. State Department approved a possible sale of U.S.-made supersonic ballistic missile interceptors to Japan.
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
December 20, 2017
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved the procurement of two Aegis Ashore batteries.
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
Japan’s Defense Ministry Confirms Plans to Buy Long-Range Stand-off Missiles
December 11, 2017
Japan’s Defense Ministry Confirms Plans to Buy Long-Range Stand-off Missiles
The Japanese ministry of defense publicly confirmed that it will seek funds for new missiles in next year’s budget.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Confirms Plans to Buy Long-Range Stand-off Missiles
Japan Mulls Long-Range Strike Capability to Hit North Korea
December 06, 2017
Japan Mulls Long-Range Strike Capability to Hit North Korea
Japan will purportedly allocate funds to study the possibility of arming fighter jets with long-range air-to-ground missiles.
Japan Mulls Long-Range Strike Capability to Hit North Korea
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
December 01, 2017
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
With the North Korean threat reaching unparalleled levels, Tokyo is facing difficult choices about self-defense.
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii
November 07, 2017
Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii
Japan’s defense minister is slated to visit a testing site of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system in January.
Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii
Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles
October 24, 2017
Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles
Tokyo is considering the deployment of SM-6 interceptors at its proposed ground-based Aegis Ashore installations.
Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles
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