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Japan launched spy satellite to monitor North Korea’s nuclear and missile sites

TOKYO, (BM) - Japan on Sunday launched the new Optical 7 reconnaissance satellite from Tanegashima Cosmodrome in southwestern Kagoshima Prefecture. This was announced by the developer of the orbiter Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Why Japan sent its military contingent to the Middle East?

TOKYO, (BM) - Japanese authorities deployed the Takanami missile destroyer to patrol the Gulf of Oman. This was reported by the office of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Earlier, as part of this operation, two aircraft flew from the base in Okinawa. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Russian-Japanese joint exercises started in the Arabian Sea

TOKYO, (BM) - Russian-Japanese exercises started in the Arabian Sea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting first-rank captain Roman Martov, a spokesman for the Baltic Fleet. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com “A detachment of the Baltic Fleet’s ships consisting of the Yaroslav the Wise

Japan wants to defend itself against the North Korean version of Iskander

TOKYO, (BM) - In 2020, Japan plans to develop a national missile defense system capable of intercepting ballistic missiles with a complex flight path, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Japanese media reports. Read more: Japan might send military units in Middle East to collect intelligence data Japan intends to deeply modernize its

Japan might send military units in Middle East to collect intelligence data

TOKYO, (BM) - The Japanese government is working on a plan to send units of the Naval Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to collect intelligence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according report of China Military portal close to the PLA. Read more: Russia warned of a threat from the East – Japan can create 6,000 nuclear bombs Also in

Capt. Miho Otani became the first woman to take the helm of an Aegis destroyer

KYOTO, (BM) - Capt. Miho Otani on Monday became the first woman to take the helm of an Aegis destroyer, pledging to set an example for other female sailors to follow, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Japan Times. Read more: The Japanese Navy Was Equipped with New Modern and Attacking Submarine “I expect you to pursue our missions

Russia warned of a threat from the East – Japan can create 6,000 nuclear bombs

MOSCOW, (BM) - Japan can quickly enter the nuclear club. According to Chinese media, Tokyo can now produce thousands of nuclear bombs. Experts believe that Japan with nuclear technology can create nuclear weapons quickly enough. Although, to do this for her for certain reasons is not very simple. But if Japan creates a nuclear bomb, then Russia

The Japanese Navy Was Equipped with New Modern and Attacking Submarine

TOKYO, (BM) - Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) equipped with lithium-ion batteries, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Read more: Second Maya-class Destroyer for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Japan Will Receive Follow-on Tech-Support of Its AEGIS Destroyers Totalling $140M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Japan has requested to buy Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) sustainment and services in support of eight (8) Japan AEGIS Destroyers consisting of four (4) KONGO Class Destroyers, two (2) ATAGO Class Destroyers, two (2) MAYA Class Destroyers and one (1) Japanese Computer Test Site (JCPTS), learned

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,

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