Friday, September 18, 2020

Topic: Japan

Japan plans to acquire advanced anti-surface warfare missiles by 2022

Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to acquire advanced anti-surface warfare missiles designed to be carried in the new F-35A’s internal weapons bay. Citing sources from Defense Ministry,...

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell AIM-120C-8 missiles to Japan

Pentagon this week has informed Congress it plans to sell AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Japan, according to Defense Security Cooperation...

U.S. Marine Corps conducts rapid deployment drill in Japan

On August 20, the U.S. Marine Corps announced that 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Marines conducted a Joint Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team rapid deployment drill...

U.S. Air Force conducts large-scale training exercise in Indo-Pacific region

On Tuesday, Pacific Air Forces reported that U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Japan Air Self Defense Force aircraft conduct a large-scale joint...

Japan’s military aircraft intercepted Russian spy airplane

Japan’s military scrambled fighter aircraft to intercept Russian Ilyushin Il-20M radar reconnaissance and electronic intelligence aircraft, it said on 14 August.

Boeing will support upgrades to Japan’s F-15J fleet

U.S. aerospace giant Boeing has reported that it signed a Direct Commercial Sale agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to support upgrades to Japan’s...

Japan unveils new version of its anti-ship missile for first time

For the first time, Japan has unveiled a new version of its domestically developed ASM-3 supersonic anti-ship missile. The upgraded missile was spotted during Japan’s Vice...

Japan deploys new V-22 Osprey aircraft to Chiba amid protests

Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) deployed the first V-22 Osprey aircraft to Camp Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture amid safety protests in Saga. The newest...

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U.S. Army deploys long-range artillery systems to Alaska

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U.S. Special Forces spotted in Ukraine

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German Navy to receive new anti-ship missiles

Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab has announced that it has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the RBS15 anti-ship...

Russia aims to intimidate NATO with its Cold War-era bombers

Russian forces have this week conducted a series of military exercises involved Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 bombers. The Russian Defense Ministry said on September 17 that...