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Japan-Vietnam Military Relations in Focus with Air Force Chief Visit
January 15, 2019
Japan-Vietnam Military Relations in Focus with Air Force Chief Visit
The trip spotlighted some of the ongoing activity in the defense aspect of the relationship.
Japan-Vietnam Military Relations in Focus with Air Force Chief Visit
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
Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan
August 29, 2018
Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force intercepted a Chinese surveillance aircraft approaching Japanese airspace on August 29.
Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea
July 28, 2018
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea
The Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Y-9JB surveillance aircraft on July 27.
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea
F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options
May 01, 2018
F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options
Getting there won't be easy, but an updated F-22 is, in theory, a formidable concept.
F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options
Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent
April 17, 2018
Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent
The number of Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambles decreased by 23 percent during fiscal year 2017.
Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
March 26, 2018
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
Last week, the Chinese Air Force conducted military drills in the South China Sea and Western Pacific.
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
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 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
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
December 19, 2017
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
For the first, Chinese military aircraft flew through the Tsushima Strait which lies between Korea and Japan on Monday.
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
December 13, 2017
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to “test real combat capabilities.”
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
November 20, 2017
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
Japan scrambled fighter jets in response.
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
October 13, 2017
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
US strategic bombers for the first time carried out a nighttime training mission with Japanese, ROK fighter Jets near Sea of Japan.
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
August 12, 2017
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
Goodwill visit by KC-767 highlights an aspect of bilateral relations that seldom makes the headlines.
Japan Military Aircraft in Brunei Spotlights Defense Ties
US Dispatches 2 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Korean Peninsula
July 31, 2017
US Dispatches 2 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Korean Peninsula
After North Korea’s recent ICBM test, the U.S. dispatched 2 B-1B Lancers for joint drills with Japan and South Korea.
US Dispatches 2 Heavy Strategic Bombers to Korean Peninsula
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