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Japanese Armed Forces Will Test Finnish Armored Vehicle by Patria

TOKYO, (BM) - Patria’s armoured modular vehicle AMVXP has been chosen to a one-year field testing in Japan after a competitive bidding, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. The Japanese Ministry of Defence will buy two vehicles from Patria for the tests. Two other companies have been selected to deliver their vehicles to

Japan Spends $3.3B for Ship Missile System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of up to seventy-three (73) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA with support for an estimated cost of $3.295 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Second Maya-class Destroyer for the Japan Maritime

Second Maya-class Destroyer for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

TOKYO, (BM) - Shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation launched the second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class destroyers on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 17 July, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Named Haguro (pennant number 180), the 170 m-long vessel entered the water in a ceremony

South Korea Buys U.S. Missiles for $314 Million, Japan Also Wants to Buy

SEOUL, South Korea (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million (£247 million) in possible sales of air defence missiles to South Korea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. South Korea, a key Asian ally of the United States, asked to buy up to 94 SM-2 missiles used by ships against air threats,

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force Confirmed that a Missing F-35A has Crashed

TOKYO, Japan (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Japan Air Self-Defense Force confirmed Wednesday morning local time that a missing F-35A has crashed, pointing to debris sighted and recovered Tuesday night by ships and helicopters searching for the aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. The pilot remains missing. U.S.

Japan Is to Receive a Second KC-46 Tanker from Boeing

EVERETT, Washington, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Earlier this week, 10th December 2018, Boeing revealed that the U.S. Air Force has exercised the option for the Japan Air Self-Defence Force’s second Boeing KC-46 tanker through the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) process, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: GA-ASI Is in Search of

GA-ASI Is in Search of Partnerships in Japan

SAN DIEGO/TOKYO (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), is in search of establishing partnerships with defence industry suppliers and related businesses in Japan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com That was revealed by the company last week on…

Japan is on the Way of Boasting about its First F-35 Operational Unit

TOKYO, Japan (BulgarianMilitary.com) — As reported by a senior official with Japan’s F-35 program, Japan is on the way of boasting about its first F-35 operational unit after the graduation of its first locally trained class of five F-35 pilots, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The JASDF (Japan Air Self-Defence Force) F-35 aircraft are assigned to…

Another Successful Test of the Japanese Aegis Destroyer Atago

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 13 September 2018, Editor: Bm Team, Photo credit: MC2 Jon Dasbach, US Navy/The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Atago-class guided missile destroyer JS Atago departs Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific 2010. The US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) announced in a release that the…

Japan May Receive up to Nine Early-Warning Aircraft

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 11 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: John Germana, Northrop Grumman/The first US Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye equipped with aerial refuelling. Japan may receive up to nine early-warning aircraft at the amount of an estimated $3.1 billion as the possible sale is approved by…

The First of Two 27DDG Destroyers Ordered by Japan Is Launched

TOKYO, Japan (BulgarianMilitary.com), 1 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force The first of a new subclass of guided-missile destroyers with ballistic missile defence capabilities was launched on 30th July 2018 by the builder Japan Marine United for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force…

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