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The U.S. and Japan Cooperate on Hypersonic Missile Defence
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

The U.S. and Japan Cooperate on Hypersonic Missile Defence

This week, the U.S. and Japan signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of a hypersonic missile interceptor.

Red Light from Japan to PKK
Bilateral Relations

Red Light from Japan to PKK

The Japanese Government took measures against those demonstrating in favour of the terrorist organisation PKK. PKK's assets will be frozen.

Japan Reveals XLUUV Prototype
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Japan Reveals XLUUV Prototype

Japanese Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) has revealed its XLUUV prototype.

U.S., Australia and Japan to Hold Trilateral F-35 Training
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

U.S., Australia and Japan to Hold Trilateral F-35 Training

Australia, Japan and the U.S. will conduct joint F-35 fighter training trilaterally. The decision was reached at the Trilateral Defence Ministerial meeting.

Japan Joins Germany and France for Railgun Development
Weapon / Missile

Japan Joins Germany and France for Railgun Development

Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) of Japan has joined the French-German consortium to develop railguns.

TCG Kınalıada Sets for its Longest Journey to Japan
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

TCG Kınalıada Sets for its Longest Journey to Japan

The newest corvette of the Turkish Navy, TCG Kınalıada F 514, is preparing for its longest journey. The ship will cruise to Japan and return in four months.

Japan Allows for The Export of Future Fighter Jet
Air

Japan Allows for The Export of Future Fighter Jet

The Japan Times reported that Japan’s ruling coalition had approved the export of the future fighter jet to be rolled out of the multi-national GCAP programme.

Japan Acquires 32 Armoured Vehicles for $218 million
Land

Japan Acquires 32 Armoured Vehicles for $218 million

Japan has announced that by 2024, it will develop and procure two new armoured vehicles based on the in-service Type-16 (8 x 8).

Japan’s Space One Rocket Explodes Seconds After Take-Off
Space

Japan’s Space One Rocket Explodes Seconds After Take-Off

Japan’s Space One’s privately built solid-fuel rocket, Kairos, exploded seconds after take-off.

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Conduct Exercise With JMSDF
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Navy / Maritime

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Conduct Exercise With JMSDF

Aircraft Carrier strike groups of the U.S. Navy Conducted exercises with the Japanese Navy’s Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise.

Japan and the U.S. Cooperate on Unmanned Combat Aircraft
Unmanned Systems

Japan and the U.S. Cooperate on Unmanned Combat Aircraft

An agreement has been signed with Japan and the U.S. for joint AI development for unmanned combat aircraft to accompany manned fighters.

JASDF Conducts 555 Sorties Against RuAF and PLAAF Aircraft
Air Bilateral Relations

JASDF Conducts 555 Sorties Against RuAF and PLAAF Aircraft

Japanese MoD stated that 555 sorties were conducted in total in the last nine months of 2023, mostly against Russian and Chinese aircraft.

Northrop and Mitsubishi to Cooperate on Air Defence
Communication

Northrop and Mitsubishi to Cooperate on Air Defence

U.S.-based Northrop Grumman and Japanese Mitsubishi Electric will cooperate to network Japan’s ground-based air defence systems.

Japan to Acquire 400 Tomahawk Missiles from the U.S.
Weapon / Missile

Japan to Acquire 400 Tomahawk Missiles from the U.S.

Japanese MoD signed a $1.7 billion deal with the U.S. to acquire 400 Tomahawk cruise missiles for AEGIS-equipped destroyers.