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Japanese Interest in Turkish UAVs
Air Unmanned Systems Bilateral Relations

Japanese Interest in Turkish UAVs

Ambassador of Japan to Turkiye Kazuhiro Suzuki, accompanied by his delegation, visited Özdemir Bayraktar National Technology Centre.

Japanese Navy to Acquire the MQ-9B SeaGuardian
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Japanese Navy to Acquire the MQ-9B SeaGuardian

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), on March 15, 2023, revealed that the Japanese Navy (Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force/JMSDF) would acquire its MQ-9B SeaGuardian MALE UAV. The JMSDF would first conduct a trial operation in April 2023.

Japanese Company Creates Float Plane Drone
Navy / Maritime Air Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

Japanese Company Creates Float Plane Drone

A Japanese company Space Entertainment Laboratory has two Hamadori Seaplane Unmanned Aerial Vehicles displayed at the DSEI Japan.

NMS Participates in Japan's DSEI
Expo and Air Show

NMS Participates in Japan's DSEI

Nurol Makina will be present at the DSEI Japan exhibition, which begins today. In recent years, Nurol Makina has participated in armoured vehicle tenders in Japan. Nurol Makina also displayed the NMS 4x4 platform at the DSEI Japan exhibition fair in 2019. NMS 4X4 was on display at the fair during the exhibition.

Australia to Host Malabar Naval Exercise
Navy / Maritime Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Bilateral Relations

Australia to Host Malabar Naval Exercise

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced that his country will host Exercise Malabar in Perth in August.

Japan to Order Five AHE AEW&C Aircraft
Air Sensors

Japan to Order Five AHE AEW&C Aircraft

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Japan of E-2D AHE Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft at a cost of $1.381 billion.

Japan to Acquire 400 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Japan to Acquire 400 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles

The Japanese government has revealed that it wants to acquire 400 Tomahawk cruise. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said during a budget committee meeting in the House of Representatives on Feb. 27. “We plan to acquire 400 missiles,” Kishida said.

Japan intercepts Chinese UAV with F-15J
Air Unmanned Systems

Japan intercepts Chinese UAV with F-15J

Japanese Defence Ministry revealed that it detected a Chinese WZ-7 drone very active in the airspace of the East China Sea from morning to noon.

More Information About Japanese ASEV
Navy / Maritime

More Information About Japanese ASEV

Japanese Navy continues to invest in counterbalancing evolving threats in the region. Tokyo would like to strengthen its surface fleet with more capable and larger ships. In this line, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Forces (JMSDF) is planning to acquire ASEV (Aegis System Equipped Vessels). More information about the project has been published.

Giant Leap for Japanese Defence Budget
Country Defence Politics

Giant Leap for Japanese Defence Budget

Japan to reorganise its future military steps. Japan plans to increase its defence budget by about 50% in the next five years.

Japan Considers Tomahawk Cruise Missile
Weapon / Missile

Japan Considers Tomahawk Cruise Missile

According to the local media, Japan is considering a Tomahawk cruise missile acquisition. The reason for the information is increasing concerns in the region.

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft
Air Defence Politics

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft

Japan has entered the final stages of talks with the United Kingdom and Italy to jointly develop and build a next-generation fighter jet, marking a turning point as Japan looks beyond the US for defence cooperation.

 USAF to Deploy MQ-9 Reapers to Japan for the First Time
Bilateral Relations Unmanned Systems

USAF to Deploy MQ-9 Reapers to Japan for the First Time

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) will deploy eight unarmed MQ-9 Reaper UAVs to the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF)’s Kanoya Air Base in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu from late October, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Tokyo has announced.

Japan Gets its Third Taigei for JMSDF
Navy / Maritime

Japan Gets its Third Taigei for JMSDF

Japan continues to submarine building. The third Taigei Class submarine, Jingei (515), was launched with a ceremony held at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.