MV-22 Osprey

USAF Osprey crash in Japan leads to fleet grounding

The US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) has grounded their V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft fleets on 6 December, following a crash of...
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Submarines Resurgent

Submarines are undergoing a renaissance in the Asia-Pacific region. Excluding mini-submarines, approximately 230 are in service. With a growing naval superpower present in the Asia-Pacific...

Japan and South Korea stocking up on US-made missiles

The US State Department has approved a swathe of requests for advanced air- and ship-launched missiles for its East Asian allies Japan and South...

Japan’s MHI launches eighth Mogami-class frigate

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the eighth Mogami-class guided-missile frigate on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 14...

Japan transfers first long-range radar to the Philippines

Japan has transferred the first air surveillance radar on order by the Philippines, the Acquisition Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) announced on its social...
ATLA EM railgun test

Japan test fired EM railgun at sea

Japan has successfully performed an at-sea live firing trial of an electromagnetic (EM) railgun, the Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA)...
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Saab receives Carl-Gustaf order from Japan

Saab has received an order from the Japan Self-Defense Forces, JGSDF, for the supply of the man-portable, multi-role weapon system Carl-Gustaf®. The order includes...

Japan launches fourth and updated Taigei SSK

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the fourth Taigei-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during a ceremony at the...

US Navy deploys USVs on historic visit to Japan

Two medium-sized unmanned surface vessels (USVs) operated by the US Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One (USVDIV-1) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka on 18...
MBDA-Mitsubishi

MBDA and Mitsubishi Electric agree collaboration for Effects domain to support...

MBDA UK, MBDA Italia and Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric Corporation have announced at DSEI 2023 the signing of a collaboration agreement to work towards an...

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