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US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan
September 17, 2019

US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to build a F-35 maintenance repair and upgrade facility in Japan.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
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 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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan stood up its first operational F-35A fighter squadron, the 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, on March 29.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Norway’s Kongsberg has inked a deal with Tokyo to supply its Joint Strike Missile to the Japan Air Self Defense Force.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s cabinet has voted to buy over 100 extra F-35 stealth fighter jets.

Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
April 03, 2018

Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures

By Crystal Pryor and Tom Le
To understand Japan's security priorities, we have to consider more than the total defense budget.

Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters
February 22, 2018

Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese military is purportedly also mulling the purchase of F-35Bs, according to sources.
Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter
January 30, 2018

Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force deployed its first F-35A fighter jet this month.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese ministry of defense publicly confirmed that it will seek funds for new missiles in next year’s budget.

Japan Mulls Long-Range Strike Capability to Hit North Korea
December 06, 2017

Japan Mulls Long-Range Strike Capability to Hit North Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan will purportedly allocate funds to study the possibility of arming fighter jets with long-range air-to-ground missiles.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s military is slowly acquiring more offensive capabilities.
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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The test was hailed as a 'milestone' by the missile’s developers.

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