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JGSDF Type 16 MCV Displayed at DSEI Japan.

JGSDF Type 16 MCV Displayed at DSEI Japan

Japan’s Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle (MCV) which is manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was on display at the recently concluded DSEI Japan exhibition....
JGSDF UH-2

Production Variant of JGSDF UH-2 Helicopter Showcased at DSEI Japan

A production version of Subaru Corporation’s UH-2s (Utility Helicopter in service with the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) is being displayed at the DSEI...
Patria AMV XP 8x8 with Remote Weapon System.

Japan Selects Patria AMV Armoured Vehicle

Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Forces (JGSDF) future wheeled armoured personnel carrier will be the Patria AMV XP 8x8. According to the Ministry of Defence’s Acquisition,...
The Type 12 Surface to Ship missiles

Japan Plans Expansion of Okinawa Military Presence

According to Japanese Government sources, an expansion of Japan’s military forces on Okinawa and its associated islands to the Southwest approaching Taiwan is being...
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Budget versus Necessity – How New, How Soon?

Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Sikorsky participated in an AMR survey to gauge their perspectives of business opportunities within the Asia-Pacific military rotorcraft market over...
Philippine, Republic of Korea, and U.S. Marines conduct amphibious operations during KAMANDAG 6

Philippines and Japan Conclude Concurrent Joint Exercises with the United States

The last two-weeks saw the military forces of the Philippines and those of the Japanese Self Defence Forces conducted separate but concurrent joint military...
Patria AMV XP

JGSDF Wrapping Up Wheeled Combat Vehicle Evaluation

Japan’s Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) is in the final stages of its evaluation of candidates as a potential replacement for its current Type...

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...
CM-32 Yunpao 8x8

Multi-Role Ready

Multi-role combat vehicles (MRCVs) give a good range of options (and savings) over fleets of role specific combat vehicles. The main battle tank, infantry...
This image of one of the NEWS subvariants was also shared on social media. This type is towing what appears to be a folded, tall SIGINT collection antenna. (Twitter)

Japan Networks News

Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force is overhauling its electronic warfare posture, both in force weight and capabilities. Reflecting ever-present tensions in East Asia, Japan’s Ministry of...

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