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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...
Chengdu-J-20

The Generation Game

The selection of the F-35 by US defence partners in Asia shows how seriously the perceived threat from China’s own fifth generation Chegdu J-20...
KC-46A tanker

Boeing Begins Assembling First KC-46A Tanker for Japan

The Boeing KC-46 team on Friday began assembling Japan’s first next-generation tanker, loading a 82.4-foot (25 meters) long wing spar in the company’s 767...
F-35-Japan

Japan’s First Frontline F-35 Unit Close to Completion

Jon Lake - The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) is expected to form its first frontline Lockheed Martin F-35 unit imminently, using most of...
Hawkeye-NGC

JASDF Will Get Four E-2D Hawkeye’s by 2020

Jon Lake - Northrop Grumman has been contracted to begin work on the second batch of nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and...

Air Refuelling Proliferates

Fighters need fuel; Airbus and Boeing are competing with their own modern solutions in a region where range is crucial. With so many large numbers...

ROKAF Rolls Out F-35A

Lockheed Martin rolled out the first of 40 F-35A Joint Strike Fighters ordered for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) in 2014 on...
1_F-35A_JASDF_Misawa_01

Japan Air Self Defense Force Commemorates First F-35A Arrival to Misawa...

Senior leaders of Japan’s Ministry of Defense, U.S. Forces Japan, Pacific Air Forces and Lockheed Martin celebrated the arrival of the first Japan Air...
KAWASAKI

Kawasaki’s C-2 readies for Dubai display

Japan is increasing efforts to promote Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI’s) C-2 medium transport aircraft to international customers, its Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced last...

Will the Sun set on Air Superiority?

Japan possesses one of the most capable air forces in the Asia-Pacific alongside the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United States. Its...

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