Thursday, May 13, 2021

Daisuke Sato

Daisuke Sato is defense reporter, covering the Asia-Pacific defense industrial base, defense markets and all related issues.
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India cleared to buy additional P-8I maritime patrol aircraft

The U.S. State Department has cleared a possible $2.42 billion Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India. According to the...

Australia to buy latest Abrams tank version

The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Australia of the latest version of the Abrams tank, according to Defence Security Cooperation...

Japan’s first RQ-4B drone completes maiden flight

Japanese first RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle completed its maiden flight, marking a major milestone for the international program. According to a Northrop Grumman...

India gets new batch of French Rafale fighter jets

Indian Air Force announced on Wednesday that it has taken delivery of the 4th batch of Rafale fighter aircraft. The details were given in a...

China confirms Z-10 attack helicopter crashed in Hunan province

A Chinese Z-10 attack helicopter has crashed in an area of Changsha in Hunan province just last week. After images in social media of the...

Taiwan makes progress at Brave Eagle jet trainer project

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense has provided an update on development activities for the first countries' indigenous advanced jet trainer (AJT) program, also known...

Japan commissions new ocean surveillance ship

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force announced Thursday that it has added the newest JS Aki ocean surveillance ship to its fleet during the commissioning...

China to boost defense budget by $14 billion

On Friday, the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China has confirmed that the Chinese government plans a 6.8 percent increase...

Boeing gets $115M contract to build more Loyal Wingman combat drones

Aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that the Australian government has awarded a $115 million contract to build three more Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft for...

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