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Japan ground forces expand trials on uncrewed systems

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) will acquire more uncrewed aerial and ground vehicles (UAVs and UGVs) for testing and evaluation, the service announced...

Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivers continued sustainment for JGSDF heavy lift helos

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has concluded a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract with aerospace prime Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for the service’s CH-47J/JA...
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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...

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...
Type 12 truck launched anti-ship missile.

Long-range fires a feature of Talisman Sabre 2023

The 2023 edition of the Australia-led multinational military exercise Talisman Sabre, which formally commenced on 21 July and concluded on 4 August, was held...
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DSEI Japan: Lessons from Russian aggression in Ukraine dominate the Conference...

On day two of DSEI Japan the main conference agenda focussed on lessons that can be learned from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In a...
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Vietnam highlights growing defence partnership with Japan

Top officials from the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) have affirmed the growing strategic partnership between the two...

Subaru UH-2 helicopter performs maiden flight

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF’s) next-generation UH-2 multirole helicopter has achieved its first flight on 19 May, its developer Subaru Corporation announced a...

New UH-2 multirole helicopter set for JGSDF service

Japan’s next-generation UH-2 multirole medium helicopter is set to enter service with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) following the completion of its development...
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Japan set to boost Philippines’ HADR readiness

Japan is providing the Philippine Armed Forces (PAF) with lifesaving equipment adopted by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) under its official development assistance...

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