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First JASDF KC-46A in flight

Japan’s first KC-46 tanker completes maiden flight

Japan Air Self-Defense Force is expected to receive the first KC-46A refueler this year.
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...

Mitsubishi Heavy to lead Japan’s F-X aircraft development program

Japan's defense ministry announced on Friday it had selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to lead the development of the country's next-generation fighter...

US F-35B carrier trains with Japanese F-35As in western Pacific

The lead ship of US Navy America-class amphibious assault ships, USS America (LHA 6), joined Japanese F-35A fighter aircraft for advanced combined...

US clears Hellfire, AMRAAM missile sales to UK, Japan

The US State Department has approved the sales of AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles and AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to the...
F-15J Eagle

Mitsubishi teams with Boeing for Japan’s F-15J “Super Interceptor” upgrade

The contract is part of a larger $4.5 billion modernization program, announced by the US government in October 2019.
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