The F-35B, a real success but a severe handicap for the Joint Strike Fighter program

On October 3, 2021, at the end of a one-year modernization program, the Japanese naval self-defense force's assault helicopter carrier Izumo saw a combat aircraft for the first time ...

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Japan is now ready to support the United States to protect Taiwan

Until recently, the Japanese doctrine vis-à-vis Beijing was based solely on negotiation and good understanding, despite sometimes severe disagreements, especially around ...

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Japan forced to interpret constitution to strengthen military capabilities against China and North Korea

Inherited from the American occupation following the defeat of the Empire of Japan in World War II, the Japanese constitution prohibits the country from having military force, as well ...

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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 of 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 develops two hypersonic missile models to strengthen its strategic posture

The Japanese authorities presented the two complementary hypersonic weapons development programs to strengthen their defensive capabilities, in particular against China, Russia, and North Korea ...

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Japanese maritime self-defense force: outline of an overhaul of the Izumo into a CATOBAR aircraft carrier?

A photograph posted on Twitter of a presentation stamped General Atomics Electromagnetic (Systems) shows the silhouette of the helicopter carrier destroyer JS Izumo (2015) converted into a CATOBAR (Catapult Assisted Take-Off Barrier Arrested… aircraft carrier).

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Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force: industrial proposal for a 19-ton LHD

The shipbuilding company Japan Marine United Corporation (Yokohama) presented at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Japan 2019 the model of a preliminary project of an amphibious assault helicopter carrier…

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Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force: overhaul of JS Izumo and JS Kaga to operate the F-35B

The Ministry of Defense (防衛 相, Bōei-shō) requests within the framework of the fiscal year 2020 currently under discussion that the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (海上 自衛隊, Kaijō Jieitai) benefit from the…

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