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Japan Launches a New Intelligence Satellite
Space Sensors

Japan Launches a New Intelligence Satellite

Japan’s intelligence satellite IGS Optical 8, launched on the 12th of January, is intended to monitor North Korea’s military activity.

ROK to Deepen Cooperation With Japan and the U.S.
Bilateral Relations

ROK to Deepen Cooperation With Japan and the U.S.

The Republic of Korea’s Minister of Defence, Shin Won-sik, vowed to strengthen defence cooperation with Japan and the U.S. against North Korea.

Kawasaki to Design Japan’s Next-generation Submarine
Navy / Maritime

Kawasaki to Design Japan’s Next-generation Submarine

Japan has embarked on a program to design the next-generation submarine, which will be capable of deploying longer-range stand-off missiles with VLS.

Japan Plans to Supply the U.K. With 155 mm Ammunition
Ammunition

Japan Plans to Supply the U.K. With 155 mm Ammunition

The Japanese government revealed its plans to supply the U.K. with 155 mm ammunition for towed and self-propelled artillery.

Japan Delivers 4x4 and Tracked Vehicles to Ukraine
Land Bilateral Relations

Japan Delivers 4x4 and Tracked Vehicles to Ukraine

Japan announced military aid to Ukraine, including Type 73 4x4 light tactical vehicles and at least one Morooka tracked logistics vehicle.

Japan Completes SH-60L Naval Helicopter’s Development
Air Navy / Maritime

Japan Completes SH-60L Naval Helicopter’s Development

Japanese MoD announced that the development of the new SH-60L naval multirole helicopter was completed.

Japan Puts Modified JS Kaga DDH On Sea Trials
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Japan Puts Modified JS Kaga DDH On Sea Trials

JMDSF has announced the sea trials of the JS Kaga helicopter carrier (DDH) modified to carry F-35B STOVL fighter jets.

Russia Warns Japan For the Patriot AD System Sale
Bilateral Relations Weapon / Missile

Russia Warns Japan For the Patriot AD System Sale

Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova warned Japan that providing the U.S. with Patriot air defence systems can lead to ‘consequences’.

Japan to Develop Interceptor Against Hypersonic Missiles
Weapon / Missile

Japan to Develop Interceptor Against Hypersonic Missiles

Japan has revealed a ¥75 billion (Roughly $526.7 million) funding for developing interceptors to counter the hypersonic missile threat.

Japan Set to Export “Patriot” to U.S.
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Japan Set to Export “Patriot” to U.S.

Japan has loosened its arms export rules to deliver locally manufactured missiles and artillery to countries like the United States.

Japan Approves Record Defence Budget: $56bn
Navy / Maritime Defence Politics Country

Japan Approves Record Defence Budget: $56bn

Today, Japan approved the government budget for fiscal 2024 as $56 billion, which secures $2.59 billion to build two Aegis System Equipped Vessels (ASEV).

The U.S. Greenlights Air-to-Air Missile Sales to Japan
Air Weapon / Missile

The U.S. Greenlights Air-to-Air Missile Sales to Japan

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM and AIM-9X Block II Block II Sidewinder air-to-air missiles to Japan.

GCAP Establishes the GIGO for Collaboration
Defence Politics Air Investment

GCAP Establishes the GIGO for Collaboration

Italy, Japan and the U.K. agreed on the next-generation Global Combat Air Programme GCAP in Tokyo, establishing the GIGO.

Japan Working on Multi-purpose Railgun
Weapon / Missile

Japan Working on Multi-purpose Railgun

Japan has revealed the concept of a multi-purpose railgun projected to be used in Anti-Surface and Anti-Air Warfare missions.