SIGINT

Japan’s SIGINT Challenge

While Japan has long been involved in the electronic warfare domain, the country’s navy needs to enhance its strategic EW capabilities. Japan is an Electronic...
F-15J

Japanese ‘Super Eagle’ upgrade work moves ahead

A comprehensive effort to modernise and upgrade the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)’s fleet of F-15J interceptors has progressed following a Direct Commercial Sale...

Japan’s White Paper highlights regional threats and planned procurements

Japan has outlined a deteriorating geopolitical environment in its immediate region and beyond in its latest Defense of Japan White Paper, which was released...
Alouette II

Airbus Helicopters marks 60 years of long-standing partnership with Japan

Airbus Helicopters marks 60 years of long-standing partnership with Japan this year. Since its predecessor Sud Aviation entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement with...

Japan commences “aircraft carrier” conversions

Japan has begun modifying the first of two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Izumo-class multi-purpose destroyers/helicopter carriers into aircraft carriers to support the operations...
JS Maya

Japan commences sea trials of latest Aegis missile destroyer

The second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class guided missile destroyers built for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has commenced sea trials in anticipation...
Airbus-H225

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Japan's growing fleet Currently operating...
BAE-Tempest

5th Generation Fighters; Beyond Lockheed Martin

International competition is "hotting" up to design alternatives Lockheed Martin’s 5th Generation F-22 and F-35 combat aircraft. And 6th Generation is just over the...
Global-Hawk-Japan

USAF Global Hawk begins Japan rotation

The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Guam’s...
Beihang-UAS

UAVs Over the Maritime Horizon

Maritime patrolling with UAVs has becoming the norm, allowing manned missions to be dedicated to more mission specific tasks. Airborne maritime operations such as anti-submarine...

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