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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
Japan’s F-35 Stealth Fighters Get New Standoff Anti-Ship Capability
March 13, 2019
Japan’s F-35 Stealth Fighters Get New Standoff Anti-Ship Capability
Norway’s Kongsberg has inked a deal with Tokyo to supply its Joint Strike Missile to the Japan Air Self Defense Force.
Japan’s F-35 Stealth Fighters Get New Standoff Anti-Ship Capability
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
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
April 03, 2018
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
To understand Japan's security priorities, we have to consider more than the total defense budget.
Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
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
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 to Arm F-35 Joint Strike Fighter With Long-Range Stand-off Missile
June 29, 2017
Japan to Arm F-35 Joint Strike Fighter With Long-Range Stand-off Missile
Japan’s military is slowly acquiring more offensive capabilities.
Japan to Arm F-35 Joint Strike Fighter With Long-Range Stand-off Missile
F-35’s Joint Strike Missile Successfully Completes Flight Test in US
November 13, 2015
F-35’s Joint Strike Missile Successfully Completes Flight Test in US
The test was hailed as a 'milestone' by the missile’s developers.
F-35’s Joint Strike Missile Successfully Completes Flight Test in US
Australia and Norway to Work Together on Missile
February 27, 2015
Australia and Norway to Work Together on Missile
A new missile, specifically designed for the F-35A aircraft, will be jointly developed by both countries.
Australia and Norway to Work Together on Missile
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