In a tense international context, Airbus Helicopters still sells a few helicopters in Japan

For Airbus Helicopters, the only good news on the international market definitely seems to come from Japan. In recent months, the civilian helicopter market has suffered severely from the collapse in price ...

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Anti-missile defense: Japan cancels purchase of two Aegis Ashore systems

In December 2017, Japan approved the construction of two Aegis Ashore anti-missile defense sites in order to counter the North Korean, but also Chinese, ballistic threat. Particularly strategic for…

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First two V-22 Ospreys delivered to Japan after several years of waiting

On May 8, 2020, two V-22 Osprey convertible aircraft from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF - Japan Ground Self-Defense Force) arrived on the ground for the first time…

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Japan's supersonic glider could be used for anti-ship strikes

Our colleagues from Naval News, always well informed, had access to an unprecedented video from ATLA, the agency of the Japanese Ministry of Defense responsible for acquisitions, technological development ...

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Japan deploys anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile launchers to counter Chinese incursions between Taiwan and Okinawa

In recent weeks, the People's Republic of China and Taiwan have chained demonstrations of force after the proclamation of the TAIPEI Act by Washington. However, the strengthening of naval deployments ...

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First submarine with high-performance lithium-ion batteries is operational in Japan

On March 5, the Japanese Self Defense Force (or JMSDF) admitted into service its first conventional submarine equipped with lithium-ion batteries. Eleventh Sōryū class building, the…

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Japan unveils future FX fighter… and raises many questions

Last December, the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) changed the name of its fighter jet program from "Future Fighter" to "FX", symbolically marking the start of ...

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