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China sails aircraft carrier Liaoning through Japan’s Miyako Strait

A total of six Chinese Navy ships, led by aircraft carrier Liaoning, made the transit through the 250 km-wide waterway on Saturday.

Japan commissions third Hibiki-class ocean surveillance ship

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) commissioned its third catamaran-based Hibiki-class ocean surveillance ship in a ceremony on March 4.

Japan launches lead Mogami-class FFM frigate

JS Mogami is the lead ship of a new class of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force multi-mission FFM frigates.
King Air 350i for JGSDF

Japan receives eighth King Air 350i special mission plane

The LR-2 is the JGSDF’s only fleet of fixed-wing aircraft.

Japan welcomes second pair of V-22 Ospreys at MCAS Iwakuni

Japan welcomed its second pair of V-22 Ospreys as they arrived at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Iwakuni, Japan.
Artist's impression of the Japanese F-X fighter

Japan picks Lockheed to support its next-generation F-X fighter program

Japan's defense ministry confirmed on Friday it selected Lockheed Martin to support the development of the country's locally-developed next-generation fighter jet.

UK aircraft carrier set for Japan visit during maiden 2021 deployment

The Royal Navy's first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier will lead a task group to Japanese waters as part of its maiden deployment...
JSM deployed by F-35

Japan orders further JSM missiles for F-35 fighters

Japan has awarded Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS a second follow-on contract for the delivery of the JSM (Joint Strike Missile) for...

BAE expresses interest in Japan’s F-X fighter development program

UK defense technology company BAE Systems revealed it has responded to a request for information (RFI) from Japan's defense ministry for work...
KC-135 refueling a KC-46

Boeing gets $342m to build another two KC-46A tankers for Japan

The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a $342.1 million contract modification for the delivery of the third and fourth KC-46A aircraft...
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